Youth Opportunity Center
  • - Counseling
  • Muncie, IN, USA
  • 42k - 55k
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Travel allowance, relocation bonus, paid CEU's, Supervision for Licensure, $1500 signing bonus

Job Title: Residential Counselor

Hours: Monday - Friday (2p - 10:30p)

A master's degree in psychology, counseling, or social work from an accredited school. Must be able to demonstrate awareness of the cultural and socioeconomic differences of our clients as well as values a nurturing family as the ideal environment; a commitment to empowering others to solve their own problems and a conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change; the ability to establish a respectful relationship with persons served to help them gain skills and confidence by maintaining a helping role and appropriately intervening to meet service goals; the ability to set appropriate limits.


The Residential Counselor provides mental health services to a caseload of (1-2) clients in YOC's Emergency Shelter and Day Reporting programs.  The primary responsibilities include providing individual, family, and group counseling, communicating with the juvenile and family court system, facilitating treatment team meetings, and completing case notes and other documentation in accordance with HIPAA, APA, DCS and COA requirements.  

Psychotherapy and Documentation of Treatment

  • Provide individual, family, and group therapy.
  • Utilize empirically supported treatment practices and demonstrate fidelity of practice.
  • Screen and monitor clients for suicidal ideation, runaway, and self-injurious behavior and provides follow-up recommendations to the treatment team.
  • Document client's treatment progress by completion of case notes, treatment plans, monthly reports, court reports, discharge planning, and other clinical documentations as needed.
  • Attend and actively participate in Individual and group supervision, clinical case presentations, and other treatment team meetings as needed.
  • Participates in a rotating on-call system for crisis intervention to assess or re-evaluate client status.

Consultation and Collaboration

  • Provide guidance and training to youth support specialist staff to aid in the treatment of clients.
  • Maintains consistent, professional communication with parents, placing agents and other service providers regarding treatment planning, discharge planning, and treatment recommendations.
  • Educate and empower the treatment team about clinical issues, treatment progress, and clinical services.


  • Adhere to the Ethical Standards set forth by the American Psychological Association, American Counselling Association, and National Association of Social Workers.
  • Maintain licensure, certifications, continuing education, and Medicaid credentialing.
  • Demonstrate sound clinical judgment.
  • Comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Follow the organizational policies and compliance procedures.  
  • Maintain a professional demeanor including accountability, reliability, attendance, and dress.
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