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Child Care Counselor

Company: Hillsides
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are: Hillsides is a premier provider dedicated to healing children and young adults, strengthening families, and transforming communities through quality comprehensive services and advocacy. We have provided services to surrounding communities since 1913. We promote a client-driven, strengths-based organization of excellence that embraces communities using Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles that builds trusting, collaborative relationships. Job Type: Full-time, various shifts (morning, evenings, overnights) Starting Salary Range: $17.50 to $19.50Child Care Counselor starting $17.50Child Care Counselor with bilingual skills $18.50Earn additional $1.00 per hour working from 10pm to 9am What We Offer: An outstanding benefits package and numerous opportunities for career growth and advancement within our organization. Employee Sign-on Bonus of $2,000 Bilingual stipend additional $1.00 per hour 13 Paid Holidays per year which Cesar Chavez & Juneteenth, Earn up to 22 days of PTO Flexible work schedule 4/10 with 3 days off Opportunity to gain extensive work experience in social services working with children Multiple opportunities for growth and promotion into roles like Mental Health Rehab Specialists, Facilitators, Case Managers, Therapist. This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Medical insurance offering 3 HMO with Kaiser and Health Net, and also a PPO Plan Dental insurance both HMO & PPO options, with 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary Long Term Disability Flexible Spending Account for Medical and Dependent Care 401(k) with no wait period and no vesting schedule Employee Assistance Program ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.The essential functions include: Supervise and protect children individually and in groups at all times Help children acquire socially acceptable habits of behavior, appearance and develop improved personal relationships Under the guidance of the teacher, assist with all classroom instruction. Help each child relate to the group and to handle individual problems Be involved in the social skills training of each resident Use appropriate authority and discipline as necessary to set limits for behavior and help each child develop his own capacity for self-control Participate as a unit team member in the development of individual child care plans directed toward return of the child to his own home or other appropriate placement Display maturity, emotional security, and temperament to care for children and adolescent residents Exhibit good judgment and ability to get along with other staff members Be able to give residents individual understanding and empathy Be able to organize and participate in group discussions, conversation during meals, recreation and art and music appreciation Be able to structure and assist in various daily living skills which foster independent functioning, including but not limited to grooming, shopping, cooking, etc. Be able to organize, facilitate and participate in various leisure time activities through cultivation of personal interests and join with the children and adolescents in normal leisure activities such as dancing, recreation, camping, etc. Engage in recreational and/or therapeutic sports activities with clients as needed Be able to organize and participate in various activities such as games, sports and exercise Be available for and be able to integrate training as provided on a regular basis Ensure cleanliness of client bedrooms and cottage common areas at all times Other duties as required EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATES Bilingual in Spanish Strongly Preferred High School Diploma required AA (60 units) or Bachelor's Degree preferred Interest in working with children Feel comfortable with children and be responsive to them Valid California driver's license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (TIC) Hillsides practices Trauma Informed Care (TIC) principles which recognizes the signs, symptoms, and widespread impact of trauma; Employees are asked to comprehensively integrate knowledge of Trauma Informed Care into policies, procedures, and practices with the goal to prevent re-traumatization which promotes healing of families, youth, individuals, and communities.Seat 200Job Type: Full-timePay: $17.50 - $19.50 per hourBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Employee assistance program Employee discount Flexible spending account Health insurance Life insurance Paid time off Parental leave Professional development assistance Referral program Retirement plan Vision insuranceSchedule: 10 hour shiftSupplemental pay types: Signing bonusWork Location: In person

Keywords: Hillsides, Pasadena , Child Care Counselor, Other , Pasadena, California

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