Location: Turlock, California US
Requisition Number: 10573
Position Title: Youth Care Professional
As a Youth Counselor, you will ignite your passion for helping at-risk youth and gain skills to advance your career in social services, law enforcement, or psychology. You will experience a dynamic setting, rich with like-minded professionals as you provide support, love, and care for boys from across the state.
Although your primary responsibility is to provide care for up to eight youth in a residential setting, your real job, the job you’ll remember, is to show these boys what it feels like to have somebody care about them. And in return, you’ll understand what it means to change the direction of another person’s life. This flexible opportunity with evening and weekend hours allow you to do something you’re passionate about while gaining real-world experience. This is the ideal position for a recent college graduate looking for an enriching experience to launch their career, a stay-at-home parent seeking to reenter the workforce, or someone working on their Master’s degree in social work or psychology.
As a Youth Counselor with Aspiranet in Turlock, California, you’ll oversee the daily and/or overnight care of boys who have experienced trauma. The Youth Counselor provides love, stability, and direction inside one of Aspiranet’s residential cottages. You aren’t sitting on the sidelines observing but engaged and active with children. You are constantly thinking of ways to keep daily life inclusive and interesting.
As a trauma-informed care provider, you understand common symptoms of trauma are defiance, profanity, and disrespect which can be directed at caregivers. You’ll have to adapt to unfortunate circumstances with a mixture of empathy and assertiveness. You are a positive professional in their life responsible for maintaining a sense of calm and order with a group that often has not had either in their lives. Your success as a Youth Counselor will depend on your ability to provide oversight, structure, and comfort for children and youth ensuring that kids brought into the program are going to stay in the program.
In our team-based setting, you’ll work with a group of professionals, including therapists and social workers, who share your dedication to making a difference in kids’ lives. In our family-like environment, you’ll be supported as well as provide support to others just entering the field. You’ll be prepared to utilize this support system as well as maintain a self-care plan.
Aspiranet supports your success at each step. You’ll put your educational knowledge to practice along with your relationship building and collaboration skills. You’ll also gain valuable in-house and external training to support your success in your role. This is a great opportunity to begin your career with the ability to advance throughout the organization once you’ve developed additional skills. There is plenty of room for advancement, both through the county and state-wide.
Youth Counselor works one of the 4 possible shifts:
- 6am - 2pm
- 2pm - 10pm
- 10pm - 8am
- 8am - 10pm Sat - Sun plus 10 additional hours during the week.(Mon-Fri)
Aspiranet offers a competitive salary, an exceptional team-based environment, and a great benefits package that includes employer-paid healthcare, dental, vision and wellness care. Aspiranet rewards you for the work you do – engaging with your clients and helping them meet their goals.
If you have a Bachelor’s degree or 12 units of childhood development and 100 hours working with youth or 1 year of experience within a residential setting or have been in the foster care system yourself, apply right now. Aspiranet wants you to help you develop your passion for caring for children.
Aspiranet is a one-of-a-kind social service agency dedicated to building a world where all children and youth are loved and cared for, and all families have the resources to thrive. Founded in 1975, our core mission is to help California kids and families. Aspiranet’s services include foster care and adoption family support, residential care, support for youth making the transition from foster care to adulthood, mental and behavioral health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We provide services throughout California.
Aspira means hope. We are a network of people bringing hope forward. We look forward to learning what makes you passionate.
Job Category: Residential
Community / Marketing Title: Youth Counselor
EEO Employer Verbiage:
Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.
Location_formattedLocationLong: Turlock, California US