Eckerd Connects' Short-Term Juvenile Justice Residential program
is a complete rehabilitative experience delivered in 4 to 6 months
to 36 adjudicated male youth, ages 13 to 17, referred by the North
Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Juvenile Justice.
This residential treatment concept combines promising and
evidence-based practices with a strong family transition component,
and signifies a public-private partnership with the Division of
Juvenile Justice which has produced an innovative shift in the way
youth are served in North Carolina's juvenile justice system.
Intensive, short-term services include individualized treatment and
academic plans that combine formal and experiential education,
community service, behavioral health, and family counseling in a
non-punitive environment designed to address the youth's behavioral
challenges through a strength-based approach. Youth also receive
accredited education on-site and work together in small group
settings with assigned counselors.
Position is located in Candor, North
Day Shift, Night Shift, and PRN
Sign-on Bonus: $500
A positive, supportive role model who guides and influences
group activities on a consistent basis that enhances the youth's
confidence and self-esteem. Youth Counselors ensure the progress
and welfare of each client and the group through therapeutic
programs. Responsible for staff secure supervision during the
afternoon, evening, and sleeping hours.
- Responsible for the overall supervision of clients to ensure
the safety and security of all youth and staff. This supervision
may include overnight/awake supervision of youth.
- Ensure the physical presence and safety of youth by observing
them at frequent, unpredictable intervals set by management and
- Notify the appropriate facility staff and supervisor
immediately upon observation of anything out of the ordinary, and
carry out all instructions given by the staff and/or
- Lead group of youth through a variety of daily activities while
providing group and individual counseling, with an emphasis on
strength-based development; Maintain a high standard of successful
role modeling for youth that reflects enthusiasm, creativity,
flexibility and activities that are educational and engaging.
- Ensure balanced activities for all levels of involvement of
youth based on capabilities.
- Ensure successful development of the youth through rational
living cognitive behavioral therapy to help youth define their life
goals and then help them achieve those goals-pointing out thinking
errors and faulty cognition's along the way.
- Provide feedback, growth experiences, and recognition for youth
to enhance confidence and self-esteem.
- Participate in staffing meetings with, Direct Care Supervisors,
Senior Counselor/Teacher , Director of Programming, Lead Teacher
- Submit written evaluations as scheduled on all individuals and
groups ensuring documentation and communication is shared at all
levels of program involvement.
- Demonstrate both sensitivity and responsiveness to the cultural
differences within the client population.
- Immediately notify the Direct Care Supervisor of any intruders,
property damage, or unsafe acts or conditions.
- May oversee in the self administration of medications required
by youth in care pursuant to Eckerd policy on Medication
Administration and appropriate training.
Education: Two years of college in a social or
human service field or a high school diploma or equivalent with a
minimum of two years prior experience working with youth is
required. Bachelors degree, from an accredited College or
University, in social or behavioral services or outdoor recreation
Experience: Must be 21 years of age or older.
Direct child care in a therapeutic/rehabilitative setting
preferred. Experience in outdoor recreation preferred.
Skills: Group leadership, communication,
self-motivated, level headed, objective, flexible. Knowledge of
group dynamics and experiential education preferred. Ability to
complete job-related training and have satisfactory evaluation at
conclusion of 90 day probationary period.
Physical Demands:Ability to travel about property,
through wilderness terrain. Must be able to pass evaluation of
crisis intervention/physical restraint techniques and written
certification exam, and use approved techniques as needed. Must be
able to participate in aquatic activities. Ability to stand, sit or
walk for extended periods of time. Constant exposure to outdoors
and/or weather conditions. Must have near and far visual acuity,
any deficiencies of which must be able to be mitigated with
corrective lenses. Responsible for the overall supervision and
safety of clients. Supervision may include shift work. Ability to
frequently lift/move up to 25 pounds. Ability to transport clients
and staff. Must be free of communicable diseases as defined by the
appropriate state and to the extent that data is attainable under
Other: Must meet state criminal background check
Travel: Must be able to meet requirements for
Eckerds Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes.
Valid and appropriate drivers license or state identification is
required. Position may require incumbent to drive. Employee must
obtain valid drivers license or state identification in the state
in which they are employed within 90 days of hire.
Eckerd wants your career to be as rewarding as possible. We
provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth,
education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business
objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent
comprehensive benefits package including:
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
19 days of Paid Time Off the first year
Employee Wellness/Well-Being program
9 paid holidays
Flexible spending accounts
Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%
Employee Referral Program
Paid short-term and long-term disability
Cell phone plan discounts
Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
Voluntary term life insurance
Flexible work schedules
Professional group liability insurance
Make more than a Living, Make a
Eckerd Connects is a national nonprofit organization
headquartered in Clearwater, Florida that has given much-needed
chances to nearly 200,000 children and families. Eckerd provides a
full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare
services and workforce development through multiple offices and
facilities nationwide that strengthen families and help children
Family has always been at the heart of Eckerd Connects. Founded
in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, who believed
every child deserves the opportunity to succeed. Given our 50+ year
history of success, breadth and depth of services, and commitment
to performance measurement and quality outcomes, Eckerd has become
known as the first name in second chances for children and