Youth Counselor

The Guidance Center (TGC) is the Community Mental Health Center for Leavenworth, Atchison, and Jefferson counties in Kansas. We treat everyone with the same quality of care, regardless of their ability to pay. As an employee of TGC, you’ll have the opportunity to help the most vulnerable population in Kansas. The majority of our clients are below the poverty line and many experience homelessness. We are the only provider that offers therapy, case management, psychosocial, and medication services all at the same site. We care greatly about our clients and are consistently moving towards a holistic model of care.

TGC’s culture is one of kindness. We look for the good in our fellow employees with our “Employee of the Month” and “Spotted” programs. These programs are opportunities to give a shout out (and a treat!) to coworkers that is seen by the whole organization. Before COVID-19 and with every intention to continue afterwards, we celebrated monthly staff events. These range from Super Bowl themed breakfasts and chili cookoffs to “Trunk or Treat” in our parking lots. Our door decorating contests are fun for those with a creative and competitive side. We celebrate the holidays every December with an all-staff party at a local event center. We share a dinner, conversation, and entertainment.

Responsibilities

  • Assist with promoting successful group interactions among consumers
  • Encourage and support clients’ engagement in YPP activities
  • Facilitate/co-facilitate groups as assigned
  • Serve as Attendant on van transportation routes as assigned
  • Provide clinical notes which complies with center’s standards and the requirements of all funding sources within required timeframes
    • Qualifications

      • High school graduate or GED required
      • Must have completed one year of college course work in the field of human services, or have one year of experience in the field of human services, or one year combination of education and work experience in the field of human services
      • 6 months experience working with individuals in the community. Experience gained through practicum experience or volunteer work can be included
        • Schedule

          Part-time position Monday through Thursday 2 pm to 7 pm.

          Pay Range

          $12.06 to $14.33 per hour; based on previous relevant experience

Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: The Guidance Center - Leavenworth

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