A positive, supportive role model who guides and influences a group of 10-12 teenage girls in an outdoor therapeutic wilderness setting to enhance the youth’s confidence and self-esteem. The Counselor/Teacher position is the front-line of facilitating and ensuring each youth’s therapeutic and educational progress. The Counselor/Teacher will be responsible for delivering evidence-based practices per training, participating in implementation of outdoor education modules (e.g. canoe trips, backpack trips, ropes course, fine arts, etc.), and impacting the lives of young women by encouraging and fostering change. Responsible for the delivery and assessment of assigned elective courses.
• Responsible for overall supervision of the youth which includes working 24 hours a day for 5 days a week with 2 days off. Room and board is provided in an off-campus house, at no cost, for the days the Counselor/Teacher is not working.
• Submit elective course assessments as scheduled on all individuals ensuring documents and communication is shared with the Education Administrator/Coordinator.
• Contribute to the educational development of clients; Duties include, but are not limited to, teaching elective courses, tutoring, instructing, or lecturing to impart knowledge on a variety of subjects and activities at program.
• Serve as a co-teacher while youth attend the on-site school each day. Monitor youth behavior and ensure environment is conducive to learning.
• Provide feedback, opportunities for growth, and recognition of youth to enhance confidence and build self-esteem.
• Lead a group of youth through a variety of daily activities while facilitating group therapy with an emphasis on strength-based development.
• Maintain a high standard of role modeling for the youth that reflects enthusiasm, passion, commitment and caring.
• Ensure balanced activities through involving the youth in developing weekly plans for the group.
• Assist in the development of goals for each youth, hold the youth accountable to goals set, teach strategies to achieve goals, and recognize accomplishments.
• Submit written evaluations of youth’s progress ensuring documentation and communication is clear and on time.
• May oversee self-administration of medication required by youth following Eckerd policy and training.
• For more program specific information visitwww.eckerdhelpsgirls.org.