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Chester County Life Skills Counselor

Company: Pressley Ridge
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Job Description:

DescriptionBe the change you wish to see in the world! Come join our team to empower children and families in our communities to transform their lives and develop to their full potential.
Pressley Ridge Benefits
The well-being of our employees and their families is important to us. At Pressley Ridge, we strive to provide the most competitive and comprehensive employee benefit programs that are affordable and help you and your family achieve and maintain your best possible health.

  • Free single medical coverage available with a Health Savings Account (HSA) with 50% employer match
  • Prescription coverage
  • Dental and vision plans
  • Patient advocate and Medicare specialists available at no cost
  • Dependent Care Flexible Savings Account
  • Wellness incentive (up to $250)
  • 401K with an employer give/match
  • Free life insurance and AD&D
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 9 paid holidays (7 recognized holidays plus a floating and birthday holiday per year)
  • Tuition reimbursement (if applicable)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Position Summary
    The Family Resources Specialist works in a collaborative manner to build a partnering relationship with families and others in the home and community to assure that the needs of designated children and their families are respectfully and adequately addressed; needs that include training in life skills, linkage to community resources, and advocacy for other needs. In each case the Family Resources Specialist will assure that services to children and families are individualized, strengths and needs based, culturally sensitive and responsive, and goal driven. This position requires local travel and flexibility to work a non-traditional schedule in a high-demand work situation. This position is based in Chester County PA.
    Essential Responsibilities

  • Use assessment tools to provide comprehensive information for a treatment plan and assess risk factors related to safety and well-being of all family members.
  • To help clients make positive changes in their lives by teaching a variety of life skills and behavior management techniques through individual coaching, mentoring, education, and advocacy.
  • Work with team members to develop a treatment plan utilizing specific measurable goals, objectives and timeframes. ownership for the treatment plan.
  • Monitor and report family progress in order to evaluate and reform goals and objectives, as necessary.
  • Provide advocacy for family to outside agencies
  • The Family Resource Specialist will collaborate with internal and external team members to develop and maintain good working relationships.
  • To assure adherence to quality standards and compliance thorough completion of all paperwork in a timely and professional manner and maintaining flexibility and creativity in working a non-traditional schedule to accommodate the
  • Professional growth and development.
  • Assure documentation and record keeping compliance.


    • Clearances. State Police; FBI clearance; child abuse clearance; CPSL Mandated Reporter-Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse training; any additional background checks/clearances required by state governing bodies.
    • Valid driver's license and current vehicle insurance.

      Working Conditions

      • Physical Demands: Requires vision, speech, and hearing.
      • Environmental Factors: Community, home, school.
      • Working Hours: A non-traditional work schedule as defined by service needs.
        EducationHigh School (required)
        Bachelors of Human Services (preferred)

        Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

        The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Pressley Ridge, Lancaster , Chester County Life Skills Counselor, Other , Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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