Bilingual Youth Counselor (Fluent Spanish/English)

Lincoln Hall

Job Category
Social Services
Posted : 2023-11-14

Program Description: Family Reunification Program

Lincoln Hall's Family Reunification Program focuses on minors' safety, education, well-being, and self-sufficiency in their care. Services are based on state child welfare requirements and ORR regulations and policies.

Our program provides:

  • Shelter, food, clothing, and other necessities
  • Intensive case management services by social workers
  • English language training and education
  • Independent living preparation
  • Educational Training Vouchers
  • Health, dental, and mental health care
  • Vocational training and career planning
  • Cultural orientation and social adjustment
  • Preservation of ethnic and religious heritage
  • Safety planning
  • Coordination of immigration assistance
  • Family tracing and reunification

Position Description – Youth Counselor

Under the supervision of the Cottage Supervisor, the Youth Counselor is responsible for all aspects of the 24-hour out-of-home treatment program, including the provision of a safe, therapeutic environment for youth, employees, and visitors to campus. The Youth Counselor will function as part of a team with Youth Counselors to ensure the safety and therapeutic milieu of the Treatment Environment and in cooperation with leadership from other areas of the Agency. Areas of treatment include recreation, independent living, a therapeutic milieu, and regular attendance at work.

Position Responsibilities

The Youth Counselor will provide direct supervision for youth and assistance to other Youth Counselors to ensure the implementation of all program expectations, including the establishment of a safe, therapeutic environment, the complete use of TCI, including Post-Crisis Response techniques, and verification of data collected for reporting practices to Family Services (OCFS) and Office of Refugee Resettlement, program handbook, and other areas of oversight as required by agency contract or regulatory authority.

Position Requirements

  • Must be Bilingual (Spanish/English)
  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor’s degree / Associate degree in Psychology,
  • Proven excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Must have tact, discretion, and experience handling sensitive and confidential information,
  • while maintaining a professional approach. Must be calm in emergencies.


Job Type: Full-time /Non-Exempt

Shifts: (DAYS) SUN-WED / WED – SAT 2p – 10:30p (Weekdays), 8am – 10p (Weekends)

(OVERNIGHT) SUN – WED / WED-SAT 10p – 8 am

Working Conditions:

The 40-hour workweek, with regular attendance at work and availability for flexible scheduling

Benefits as outlined in the Employee Manual


  • Medical (3 plans), Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Dollar-for-dollar match to your 403b (nonprofit version of a 401K) up to $500.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Gym Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • An employer-funded Health Reimbursement Account ($2,500 for employees, $5,000 for family)
  • New York State Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Basic Life, Accidental Death, and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Additional Voluntary Life Insurance, up to 3x your salary
  • Voluntary Insurances
  • Accident Insurance
  • Cancer Protection
  • Critical Illness
  • And additional Disability Income

Additionally, Lincoln Hall enjoys a relaxed and casual work environment around campus. We routinely have employee-focused events and programming. We also offer transportation to and from the closest Metro-North Train line in Katonah for those employees who take mass transit.

Lincoln Hall offers salaries commensurate with experience and competitive benefits and vacation packages. All staff members enjoy a relaxed dress code and access to a gorgeous campus.

Lincoln Hall believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables our young men and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our young men. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of diversity for our staff and young men.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration for race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other protected category

Job Location
Lincolndale, New York, United States
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