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Laradon Residential Counselor - Weekdays in Denver, Colorado

Position: Residential Counselor

Schedule: Weekday Split Shifts

Monday - Thursday: 6am - 10am & 2pm - 8pm

Salary: Pay for position is $22.00/hr.

If you genuinely care about providing youth and/or adults with a sense of direction and hope, then you’ll get huge satisfaction from this role. Your influence will not only impact the lives of youth and/or adults, but the community as a whole. Laradon staff work extremely hard and are challenged every day, but they play a key role in supporting the well-being of the individuals that we serve.

As a Residential Counselor you will be a valuable asset to Laradon’s mission by p roviding life skills training and support to children/youth living in Laradon's Youth Center program. Ensuring the health and safety of children/youth, and providing the assistance necessary to increase independent living skills.

No day is ever alike but you can generally look forward to the following responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement daily activity schedule.

  • Supervise and assist the children/youth with medications.

  • Train, and assist as necessary, children/youth in shopping, cleaning, money management, hobbies, personal hygiene, etc.

  • Provide direct counseling and training services to children/youth.

  • Oversee health and welfare of children/youth and report concerns and progress to program manager.

  • Facilitate groups on a daily basis (anger management, self-esteem, etc.).

  • Provide 24-hour supervision to children/youth.

  • Ensure facilities are clean, safe and orderly.

  • Attend Youth Center staff meetings.

  • Implement behavior programs.

  • Assist with recreational activities.

  • Perform monthly safety/fire drills.

  • Perform Safety Care techniques, as needed.

  • Train children/youth in use of community resources (RTD, laundromat, banks, restaurants, etc.).

  • Execute duties according to rules and regulations of licensing agencies.

  • Drive participants as necessary for program needs.

  • Maintain regular and punctual attendance.

  • Documentation, as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • As Laradon is a small employer and employees work in a collaborative, team environment, employee must be physically present in the office to perform the different job functions.

    We proudly support our employees by providing the following benefits for this position:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance/FSA

  • Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Company Paid Short Term Disability

  • 401(k) + 4% Match

  • 16 Days Paid Time Off (PTO), and only scheduled holidays - time and a half pay (you are paid holiday pay only if you are scheduled to work that day)

  • Bilingual Pay Differential

  • Wellness Reimbursement - $100 per calendar year

  • Tuition and Certification Reimbursement

  • Student Loan Assistance

  • Development, job growth, and internal training opportunities

  • The opportunity to work in a dynamic, supportive, and rewarding environment alongside other Laradon staff – one where everyone is truly appreciated

  • CDC and CDPHE protocols to ensure the safety and welfare of all employees

    We believe in providing continuing education and development opportunities for our employees. To start you off right in your position, we’ll make sure you are trained in the following:

  • All trainings deemed mandatory by Laradon

  • Orientation

  • Mandatory Reporting

  • Incident Reporting/MANE

  • First Aid/CPR

  • Safety Care

  • Defensive Driving

  • Person Centered Training

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Job Shadowing

    We ask that you bring the following assets to our workplace:

  • Valid driving license, good driving record, and reliable transportation, preferred.

  • Be at least 21 years of age.

  • Ability to communicate well with children/youth, staff and parents.

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Services or related field, or two years’ experience with developmentally disabled children/youth with emotional/behavioral disorders.

  • Physical requirements include the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force; physical condition to enable walking, standing, sitting, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling; stamina to be on feet and active for full work days. Must frequently lift or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Must be able to successfully pass Safety Care training and preemployment physical examination.

    Our commitment to you once you get here:

    Laradon is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our DEI policy supports and strengthens Laradon’s mission of promoting advocacy, community access and independence for the individuals we serve and celebrating the unique differences and abilities of our employees. We honor and celebrate the contributions of ALL individuals in our workplace and in the community.

    To provide culturally competent services to individuals, students, guests, and staff/employees, our hiring practices reflect our values by offering an environment that celebrates diversity and embraces inclusion. All of our team members – regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, language, abilities/disabilities, veteran status, religion, citizenship, socioeconomic status, geographic region, or other defining characteristics – should feel a sense of belonging and value. We applaud everyone.

    Our Values:

    Inclusion | Compassion | Advocacy | Respect | Empowerment

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