• Summer Youth Counselor: Portsmouth

    Posted: 04/30/2021

    Job Summary

    As a Summer Youth Counselor, you have the ability to impact a youth’s life in just one summer. You may experience the emotion of watching a kid start to believe in their self through a life skills project, or even bond over a small connection such as a creative culinary interest. This job is a fantastic learning opportunity if you are interested in working with youth and can be considered an internship through several colleges.

    Schedule: 20 hours/week, Monday to Friday

    Start Date: Late May/Early June; we can be flexible based on your schedule

    Required Training Dates: June 7-10, 2021

    Salary: $15.50/hour


    • Trains and supervises youth in a variety of activities, including work-related, recreational, and academic that develop life skills.
    • Ensures youth safety by encouraging proper use of tools and appropriate peer relations; reports self-harm concerns.
    • Assesses expectations of site and conducts appropriate training for youth.
    • Evaluates and reports youth progress; meets and communicates with appropriate personnel regarding youth progress.
    • Attends training to improve knowledge and implement the Youth Care Program.
    • Performs activities as assigned in both indoor and outdoor settings.
    • May transport youth, tools, and equipment as needed.
    Required Qualifications
    • High School diploma or equivalent.
    • Previous experience, preferably with youth care.
    • Individuals who provide transportation must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and pass an annual Motor Vehicle Registration (MVR) check.
    • Ability to communicate in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
    • Ability to build and sustain trust to facilitate successful, professional relationships.
    • Ability to quickly make decisions in sensitive and sometimes critical areas and to adapt responses to situations while maintaining procedural and regulatory integrity.
    • Knowledge of Boys Town Model.
    • Ability to successfully lead youth in the completion of tasks and redirect inappropriate youth behaviors.
    About Boys Town New England

    Since opening in 1991, Boys Town New England services and programs touch the lives of 8,000 children and families in each year.

    The opportunity to shape the future of America’s youth is only one of the many perks here at Boys Town New England. Our work culture recognizes the importance of furthering your education, and in order to do so we offer a number of tuition assistance and scholarship opportunities to make it happen. We also recognize the significance of being involved with our community, which means our team participates number of events such as the Newport Marathon, our annual Spirit of Youth Gala and a Christmas tree lighting on our own campus. We want to support and celebrate you as a member of our Boys Town family through all-staff cookouts, generous time off for vacation and an emphasis on leadership development here on the beautiful east coast.

    Date Posted: April 28, 2021

    This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

    Interested parties may apply here

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