Youth Counselor (Regular & Summer)
Every child deserves the chance to succeed. Take the next step in your career today at Four Oaks and help kids on their paths to success. As a Youth Counselor you will be responsible to assess clients interactions on location; formulate interventions based on the identified treatment plan; evaluate the progress of treatment goals; provide direct care services on assigned unit(s) completing documentation as assigned; support the agency mission as well as program mission & values, practicing safe & responsible work habits.
You will play a critical role in the day-to-day care of the children including the use of Trauma Informed Care. This treatment method allows us to look beyond a child's behavior to the deeper trauma that caused it. This approach helps heal the child so she can truly move successfully into adulthood.
We currently have Regular & Summer Part-Time openings for Youth Counselors in Mason City. To take the next step in your career helping children, CLICK HERE to apply today! (The link will take you to our secure application portal where you can apply for this and other available opportunities and track your application process.)
- Desire to help kids succeed
- High school diploma
- Bachelors degree in Human Service related field preferred
- Prior experience working with children in a mental health setting preferred
The Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC) is designed especially for children between the ages of 5 and 13 in the Mason City Program who present serious emotional and behavioral problems. The basic foundation of this program is designed to develop positive self-concepts, social and problem-solving skills while integrating child and family treatment components.
About Four Oaks
At Four Oaks, we believe that every child needs the opportunity to succeed. It’s more than our mission – it’s the passion that permeates everything we do. Four Oaks has grown to become one of the state’s largest agencies devoted to child welfare, juvenile justice and behavioral health. We recognize that children come to us from a variety of circumstances, which makes it important for us to reach kids and families where they are right now. For that reason, we provide prevention, intervention and treatment programs and services.
Although we work with more than 15,000 kids and families in all 99 counties each year, each child is unique and treated as a single, special someone who needs some kind of support. Children may come to us with psychiatric and emotional problems; they stay with us until they feel secure. Some have been in trouble with the law, got into drugs or ran away from home; that’s when we work with them to teach them a better way to live. Others have challenges in the classroom; we teach them in a way that works for them. And when kids need a safe, secure home, we find foster care or a forever family.
Four Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.