Position: Youth Assistance Program Counselor
Status: Salaried, Exempt
Reports to: Clinical Program Manager
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000
The Youth Assistance Program Counselor is a community partner-based role, responsible for working with adolescents to provide screening, brief intervention, and, when appropriate, referral to treatment. This position conducts small and large group prevention/education discussions, and programs and works collaboratively with Boys and Girls Club of Nashua and Project Succeed staff on substance use and mental health services and policies
This position is based at the Nashua Boys and Girls Club. but reports to The Youth Council Agency, and is a full- time, 40-hour per week position. The YAP’s schedule during the school year is 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. during school summer break with a paid 30-minute lunch. The Youth Council offers employee benefits including health, dental, disability, and life insurance, and paid time off.
TYC has been helping Greater Nashua families build the skills necessary to support children and teens since 1974. Our work to support families is done through evidence-based counseling and programming on-site, in schools, and throughout the community.
- Provide assessments and brief interventions to youth, and families as applicable.
- Conduct time-limited individual and group counseling sessions, at The Boys and Girls Club and The Youth Council offices during the summer.
- Facilitate prevention/education discussions and programs.
- Implement evidence-based programming and tools.
- Ensure paperwork is completed in a timely manner.
- Collaborate with Boys and Girls Club staff.
- Track and report information for funders.
- Support fundraising and other resource development for TYC, including working at agency fundraisers and special events.
- Partner with colleagues and represent TYC through local collaborations.
- Collaborate as a staff to foster and support a positive and healthy work environment.
- Support agency operations as needed through special projects, such as support for court diversion and groups for youth.
- Bachelor’s in psychology or human services required, Master’s-level New Hampshire License-eligible Clinical Mental Health Counselor or Social Worker strongly preferred.
- 1-2 years of relevant professional experience preferred.
- Certified Prevention Specialist, or ability to obtain certification within 2 years from date of hire.
- Ability to communicate internally and externally effectively and respectfully.
- Experience with Microsoft Suite.
- Ability to manage a demanding workload and consistent follow-through.
- Flexibility to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff.
- Flexibility, creativity, and love for people; commitment to recognizing, understanding, celebrating, and utilizing differences in a multicultural community.
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Director of Finance, Administration & Development Faith Ayala at firstname.lastname@example.org