PIONEER HUMAN SERVICES Residential Youth Counselor (Part-time, Weekends) in Tacoma, Washington

Job ID: 800165HJ Pioneer Human Services (PHS) is a social enterprise that provides individuals with criminal histories the opportunity to lead healthy, productive lives. You may learn more about our organization, mission, and vision here: . Located in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma, Pioneer Youth Center - J Street provides Behavior Rehabilitation Services (BRS) for up to 16 youth, both male and female, 13-17 years of age who have experienced abuse or neglect, or have had an unsuccessful transition in the foster care system. The program is under contract with Children's Administration and provides BRS, a temporary intensive wraparound support and treatment program, for youth with extremely high-level service needs. The services are used to safely stabilize youth and assist in achieving a permanent residence plan or a less intensive service. The desired outcomes for BRS services is to increase the child's behavioral, school and and placement stability, and increase potential to reach permanency. A major focus is to develop necessary supports, which would allow the child to maintain or develop a permanent family connection and to reside in his/her own community in an identified permanent resource. A wide array of services can be provided under a BRS contract, ranging from short-term emergent care to a longer term that includes ongoing community services. POSITION SUMMARY The primary responsibilities of the Residential Youth Counselor is to supervise and support residents and to carry out the day-to-day operations of a Pioneer residential juvenile reentry program in ways that create a climate favorable to social and emotional development. The Residential Youth Counselor is responsible for ensuring program and facility safety, monitoring resident movement, and supporting structured cognitive and behavioral-based programming designed to promote risk reduction and successful community reintegration. POSITION DUTIES & TASKS Client Monitoring (30%) Perform and document daily shift activities as required by program policies, contract stipulations and professional standards. Supervise and monitor resident movement, activity and rule compliance by maintaining auditory and visual line of sight. Assess and respond appropriately to resident behaviors, attitudes and dispositions. Conduct contraband control and confiscation procedures. Provide input and feedback related to resident program, treatment and/or case plans. Program Operations (30%) Facilitates milieu events like meetings, therapeutic groups and other structured activities per assistant director or shift lead direction. Complete intake and discharge procedures for all residents upon arrival and at exit. Conduct program orientations for newly arrived residents. Prepare informational and incident reports as necessary. Assist in and/or monitor the delivery, storage, preparation and service of meals. Oversee resident family visitations and assists volunteers and personnel from other agencies. Store, monitor and dispense resident medications following program policies and procedures per assistant director or shift lead direction. Transports residents to outside activities in accordance with program policies and contract stipulations. Assumes shift lead responsibilities in the absence of the assistant director and/or shift lead as assigned. Program & Facility Safety (20%) Conduct physical grounds and facility safety checks. Operate and monitor video surveillance technologies. Assess, evaluate and, if necessary, report internal and external facility conditions for safety, sanitation and security concerns. Ensure compliance with all health/hygiene, safety and maintenance requirements. Oversee resident chores and cleaning responsibilities. Communicatio