Daytime Youth Treatment Counselor

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Job Location
DCH Main – Denver, CO

Remote Type

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
Bachelors Degree

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Job Category
Nonprofit – Social Services



The Daytime Youth Treatment Counselor assists in providing a positive environment and experiences which stimulate children’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.


The Daytime Youth Treatment Counselor must be able to work between the hours of 6:00am-3:30pm to accommodate transportation and supervision needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist the teacher in maintaining a classroom environment in a manner that is conducive to learning.
  • Assist the teacher in utilizing various instructional strategies and techniques that ensure student participation in educational programming.
  • Provide counseling and case management to the clients assigned to his/her care to include but not limited to urinalysis collection, case notes, caseload communication, report contributions, crisis intervention and participation in both internal and external meetings.
  • Be a positive, contributing team member to all teams to which the Daytime Youth Treatment Counselor is assigned.
  • Assist with transport of clients.
  • Assist in planning/coordination and supervision of activities scheduled for clients on non-school days.
  • Provide on-call duties to the building as needed.
  • Perform other duties as required and assigned by supervisor.


• Possess a four year degree (In the areas of Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or other related field preferred).
• Must be at least 21 years of age.

• Ability to pass a physical examination.
• Ability to pass background check with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
• Ability to pass background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
• Ability to gain clearance through the Colorado Central Registry of Child Abuse and Neglect (TRAILS).
• Have or obtain First Aid and CPR certification.
• Have or obtain QMAP certification.
• Have or obtain certification in TCI.
• Be a Qualified Driver as defined by the DCH Automobile Insurance Policy and complete DCH Van Training to become transport eligible.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

Requires continuous walking, standing, sitting, fine hand or finger movement, detailed sight and hearing. Significant and frequent use of physical and sensory requirements associated with verbal and written communication, hearing acuity and visual acuity to observe and record client behaviors and activities. Ability to do restrictive procedures in accordance with Denver Children’s Home Therapeutic Crisis Intervention guidelines. Requires use of office equipment requiring repetitive wrist/hand movement and vision. Ability to routinely perform light lifting of 1-20 lbs., with occasional moderate lifting of 21-60 lbs. and heavy lifting of more than 61 lbs. Frequently pushes or pulls objects up to 60 lbs., with occasional pushing or pulling of objects over 61 lbs. Frequent bending or stooping and reaching above shoulder level. Requires climbing of stairs on a regular basis. Occasional driving automatic equipment/vehicles. May experience temperature fluctuations, from heat to cold due to environment changes of the Home and the need to work outdoors at times. Free of dependency and abuse of illegal or illicit drugs, alcohol, inhalants, or other chemical substances or controlled substances.

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