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Residential Counselor 

About the Organization Founded as a preschool in 1953, the Children's Guild has transformed into a national leader, recognized for creating innovative educational, child welfare and behavioral health models that produce positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. Today, the Children's Guild is among the most experienced child serving organizations in the Greater Baltimore/Washington region. Each year, the agency's continuum of care and its 300+ professional staff help thousands of youth and their families achieve resiliency, dignity, and self-sufficiency. We operate therapeutic group homes, a treatment foster care program, and family help center located in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County and Prince George County. We also service students in our nonpublic special education programs in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. The Children's Guild also operates public charter schools located in Anne Arundel and Baltimore City and will open our first DC charter school in September, 2015. We invite you to be part of our innovative team.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Location The Children's Guild  
Description

Do you like working with children? Do you want to make a difference in the life of at-risk kids?

At the Children’s Guild Academy, we’ve changed the way in which children are guided through the process of living in a group home setting. We structure our houses like a boarding school and take a different approach to the way in which we help the at-risk youth in our care. As a youth life educator you will have a direct impact on the way in which these children learn to navigate through young adulthood and help to shape them into caring, contrbuting and compassionate members of society.

 

 
Position Requirements

The qualifications of this position include the interest and drive to develop the potential of other people and the interpersonal skills necessary to do so.  The successful candidate will also possess a value system that is consistent with The Children's Guild philosophy and goals, be mentally alert, physically healthy and possess the stamina needed to work with children in a dynamic environment.  The person in this position must also possess a desire to grow, learn and change, and to serve as a role model.

College degree preferred. Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or GED, with some college credits. Experience in human services or education related field highly desirable.  The person in this position must also possess maturity, flexibility and commitment.

The Children’s Guild demonstrates an awareness of, respect for, and attention to the diversity of the people with whom it interacts (persons served, personnel, families/caregivers, and other stakeholders) that are reflected in attitudes, organizational structures, policies, and services.

 

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