New Haven Youth & Family Services

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Childcare Counselor

at New Haven Youth & Family Services

Pay: $13 to $16/hour
Training - new hire and ongoing, provided. FT shifts: Paid Vacation, Double time pay on holidays, Sick Time, FT receive medical (company pays 80+% of benefit cost for employee), dental, vision insurance options, company life & AD&D, voluntary life, 403B, Flex Plan
Posted: 11/26/2018
Job Status: Full Time,On Call
Job Reference #: 00010

Job Description

Seasoned child care counselor staff, recent college grads, or those looking for career alternatives and desiring to transition into the mental health services field…..  If you are looking for a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with an industry leader, we want to talk with you!  We are looking for a few strong and caring FT and On-Call staff to work in Residential Treatment Facilities in North San Diego County.

We offer career opportunities for those demonstrating the ability to be effective in a fast-paced, varied and positive social service environment.  Our counselors supervise, counsel and care for teens (males, ages 10-18).  Our youth are those who have been discouraged and unsuccessful because of their academic or personal experiences and now display significant behavioral issues or difficulty making good choices because of these issues.  We work creatively together to turn their lives around, encouraging a positive community, building new skills, and affording these youth career alternatives that reinforce and create new beginnings.  Staff must also anticipate and respond to managing crises and emergencies.  You will learn and expand your tools as you work within our programs to support and encourage, while bringing your unique talents and style to the workplace.

Our FT shifts are four days per week, primarily in the evenings with some day and evening schedules during weekend hours. Our on-call personnel fill gaps in the evening/weekend shifts and may also support some early a.m. and day shifts.  Depending on education and experience, hourly rates are from $12 - $14/ hour. (Meals are provided for those working during meal periods.)  FT positions offer health care, vacation, sick time and training.  This is a professional but casual work environment.

New Haven Youth and Family Services is an EOE F/M/Disabled/Vet.

Skill / Requirements

Ability to demonstrate good judgment and composure to respond to crisis responsibly. Must have bachelors degree.  Experience and education in the field a plus.  Must be able to speak, write, and read English proficiently, have a functional knowledge of math and a functional knowledge of computers (to input data, retrieve/respond to emails and retrieve policies/procedures on the Intranet). Bilingual a plus.

Must have a work history or possess records of educational accomplishments that indicate an understanding of behavioral issues and demonstrate a history of responsible work practices (attendance, adherence to policies/practices, workplace conduct).
Must be able to perform physical interventions, with some weight and flexibility requirements. (An agency pre-employment physical, including drug testing, is required).

Must be able to drive. (A review of your driving record must pass agency standards.)
We appreciate diversity and are a drug free and harassment free workplace.  Must be able pass agency pre-employment requirements.  Post-offer drug test, physical and fingerprint clearance required.

Important Notes

  • Great Coworkers
  • Excellent Training & Experience
  • Opportunity to Make a Difference
  • Positive Professional, yet Casual Environment
  • Opportunities for Advancement / Career in Social Services
  • Varied Schedules.
  • FT Positions (4 days/week in most cases)
  • On-call Positions

Thanks for your Interest!   If you have questions, please email  While we would love to respond to phone calls, we are unable to do so due to volume.