Washington State DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation Residential Counselor in Chehalis, Washington


You can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth when you join our dedicated team at Green Hill School to provide comprehensive case management, transition planning, mental health counseling and treatment referral services to youth preparing to return to their homes and communities.

As a key member of our team, you will provide supervision and treatment to youth committed to Rehabilitation Administration care by the juvenile courts and who have a complex range of disorders and service needs. You will interview and administer/interpret screening tools and assessments, assess behavior, prioritize treatment targets, develop treatment plans, and implement interventions. Residential Counselors facilitate various groups and activities and prepare youth and their families for transition back to the community. You will also perform routine security duties, supervise and/or serve meals to resident groups, monitor movement of residents within the facility and in the community, group and document all legal treatment files, and supervise and assign chores within a living unit to meet health and hygiene standards. You will be trained in and required to use approved verbal de-escalation techniques and physical control, restraint, and take-down methods on aggressive youth, when needed.

Here's what we're looking for: We are seeking professionals who have a Bachelor's degree AND one year of professional experience working with at-risk or justice system involved youth a case manager, counselor, probation officer, parole officer, or experience working in a social service capacity planning directing, supervising, or facilitating interventions with at-risk juvenile justice system youth or related field. OR One year of experience as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant. OR A Master's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Social Sciences.

Interested* Applicants* An education degree must be from an accredited institution whose accreditation is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or a foreign equivalent. A degree in Social Work must be from an educational program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Applicants selected for an interview will be required to complete a questionnaire mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA).

Available shifts MG75 – Day shift in Hawthorn with Tuesday & Wednesday off (permanent) LH93 – Day shift in Willow with Wednesday & Thursday off (non-permanent) JC24 – Swing shift in Hawthorn with Friday and Saturday off (permanent) ME94 – Swing shift in Hawthorn with Friday and Saturday off (permanent) JC69 – Swing shift in Spruce with Friday and Saturday off (non-permanent) TE94 – Day shift in Maple with Wednesday and Thursday off (permanent) WW65 – Day shift with one day of swing shift in Cedar, with Thursday and Friday off (non-permanent)

For questions about job 10161, contact David Ozment at david.ozment@dshs.wa.gov.

Supplemental Information

Some jobs may require full criminal background check. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle.

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.1 or 1-800-833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10161 JC24 ME94 JC69

Department: Dept. of Social and Health Services

Closing: 10/31/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $3,369.00 - $4,418.00 Monthly

Location: Lewis County – Chehalis, WA