- Topeka, KS, USA
- Full Time
Comprehensive full-time benefits package, rewarding work, and opportunities for growth and advancement
Kansas Children's Service League in Topeka, Kansas is looking to hire a part-time Juvenile Intake Counselor to provide immediate intervention for at-risk youth and assist them through the process of intake. Are you over 21 years of age? Would you like to have an impact on the lives of struggling young people? Do you want to work for an organization that makes a difference in the community? If so, please read on!
This part-time youth counseling position earns a competitive wage of $13/hr. Our team also enjoys our supportive environment where they know that their work is important. If this sounds like the right part-time youth counseling opportunity for you, apply today!
ABOUT KANSAS CHILDREN'S SERVICE LEAGUE
Our mission is to protect and promote the well-being of children. We work with children and their families to help them succeed and break neglect, abuse, and trauma cycles. We do this through health, safety, and educational outreach. Our programs help children and parents develop successful skills in their families, schools, and workplaces. We work to create and restore healthy parent-child relationships and pledge to serve through advocacy and community engagement. Stronger families start here!
We treat customers, partners, and each other with respect and strive to always build positive working relationships. Quality, competence, and courageous service are important in all we do. Our employees live up to these values and are key to our mission. For our amazing team, we offer a comprehensive full-time benefits package, rewarding work, and opportunities for growth and advancement!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A JUVENILE INTAKE COUNSELOR
As a Juvenile Intake Counselor, you are a coach and an active listener in a time of crisis. When an at-risk youth arrives in your care, your ability to stay calm under pressure is essential in dealing with challenging situations and helping them feel calm. With kind reassurance, you perform a needs assessment along with any other intervention or situational counseling you deem necessary. The assessment helps you determine if a youth needs to be detained. When that is the case, you fill out the appropriate intake forms, working with family, law enforcement, and other agencies to collect the essential information.
Sometimes, you are called upon to assist with transport. You then fill out and file a detailed report of the events of the day, to be used in future reference to that young person. At all times, you keep the end goal in mind, which is for these kids to return home to their families. But before that can happen, they need help. You are that help. Your caring concern impacts these youth at a critical point in their lives. Knowing this fills you with a sense of purpose and fulfillment!
QUALIFICATIONS FOR A JUVENILE INTAKE COUNSELOR
- High school diploma OR equivalent
- 1+ years of experience with youth
- Standard computer skills
- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
- Capacity to lift 50 lbs.
- Willingness to comply with our company policy regarding background checks and drug screening.
A bachelor's degree in Human Services, Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work, or a related field would be preferred. Are you an excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing? Are you an active listener? Do you get along well with others? Are you a quick decision-maker who thrives in a fast-paced environment? If yes, you might just be perfect for this youth counseling position!
This youth counseling position has two work schedules to choose from (1) Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 5 pm to 12 am with on-call responsibilities OR (2) Wednesday, Saturday, and every other Sunday from 5 pm to 12 am with on-call responsibilities.
ARE YOU READY TO JOIN OUR TEAM?
If you feel that you would be right for this part-time youth counseling job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!