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Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Counselor

Company: Madison Square Boys
Location: Bronx
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Since 1884, Madison has been saving and enhancing the lives of youth by providing youth development services for children in New York City's most disadvantaged communities. Our programs are engineered to empower each member to achieve three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and the adoption of a Healthy Lifestyle. Every day, Madison provides thousands of children with a safe and positive environment, one where fun is encouraged and positive role models are plentiful. A founding member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Madison currently serves more than 5,000 youth, ages 6 to 18, at six sites throughout Brooklyn, Bronx, and Harlem. We are offering an exciting opportunity for an Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Counselor at our following clubhouses: Joel E. Smilow Clubhouse - Bronx, NYThomas S. Murphy Clubhouse - Brooklyn, NY This is a full-time position working 35 hours a week Monday through Friday in the afternoon and evening. The Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Counselor will be responsible for planning, organizing, conducting, evaluating, and facilitating departmental programs, activities and events and providing individual guidance and referrals as needed. Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Counselor Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Plan, implement, and facilitate workshops utilizing prescribed evidence-based programs to empower youth to avoid tobacco, alcohol and drugs, proper decision making and the importance of life-long healthy decision-making and behaviors. Work effectively to prepare members to be leaders, upstanding citizens and community role models. Track and measure participants progress utilizing program forms, participant files and web-based system. Establish and maintain relationships with agencies and community-based programs in order to make the proper referrals for the intervention of drug and developmental problems of members. Guide program participants individually and in group settings to achieve personal adjustments in regards to social, school or family situations. Initiate and maintain community contacts with families, schools and other organizations and institutions to enhance programs and services. Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Counselor Required Skills/Knowledge:Bachelor's Degree from state-accredited university/college and a minimum of 2 years in a related field required. CASAC or CASAC-T strongly preferred, but not required. Ability to communicate effectively with young people from diverse backgrounds, ages 6-18 as well as a range of other organizational personnel in a courteous and professional manner. Demonstrated ability to empower youth with effective programming and leadership training in small group settings. Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential. Proven track record of engaging youth in a responsible and mature manner.As a condition of employment, employees must have proof that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. You are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccine series, or two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine. We offer a professional work environment, competitive salary, benefits package including 403(b) and pension plan for the Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Counselor position. EOE M/F/DISABILITY/VETS PI177582889

Keywords: Madison Square Boys, New Rochelle , Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Prevention Youth Counselor, Other , Bronx, New York

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