Youth Counselor - School Based (Personal Services)
The Youth Counselor is responsible for assisting in the engagement and development of children in a school based environment. The position will focus on the development of youth activities and creating positive role-modeling for youth in areas of problem-solving and social skill development.
Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a High School Diploma or equivalent. A Bachelor's degree in a social services or education is desired. Prior experience in working with children is preferred but, not required.
About School-Based Programming
Four Oaks has collaborated with local school districts across the state of Iowa to create unique and innovative school-based programs to meet the needs of at-risk students. Currently there are several supervised suspension and detention centers, conduct disorder and specific intervention/discipline classrooms and special education staff in-service training.
About Four Oaks
At Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It's more than our mission – it's the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state's largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now. For that reason, we provide prevention, intervention and treatment programs and services. Although we work with more than 15,000 kids and families in all 99 counties each year, each child is unique and treated as a single, special someone who needs some kind of support. Children may come to us with psychiatric and emotional problems; they stay with us until they feel secure. Some have been in trouble with the law, got into drugs or ran away from home; that's when we work with them to teach them a better way to live. Others have challenges in the classroom; we teach them in a way that works for them. And when kids need a safe, secure home, we find foster care or a forever family.
Four Oaks offers a comprehensive benefit package, excellent wages and a casual work environment!