Life Skills Counselor, Valley Youth House

Posted by on July 11, 2011

Life Skills Counselor, Valley Youth House

Posted on: June 29, 2011

Valley Youth House’s Residential Programs assist homeless youth ages 17-21 to move into stable housing through a supportive, youth-centered model of service.

The Life Skills Counselor (LSC) supports youth in developing and implementing individual plans for independence including housing, employment, education, and life skills goals. The LSC also empowers youth to identify appropriate housing options, maintains weekly visits to the apartments, and supports youth as they gain the skills needed to maintain their housing.

The ideal candidate will possess:

A commitment to positive youth development and a strengths-based approach

Knowledge of the child welfare system and/or housing programs

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, or other related field.

Minimum of one year experience working with older youth

Child Abuse, Criminal Background and FBI clearances.

Willingness to travel frequently throughout Philadelphia neighborhoods

Positive attitude and a sincere interest in working with teens

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to:

No calls please

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