• Day and Night Youth Counselors - Caminos

  • Posted: 10/18/2021

    Our Caminos program is seeking Day and Night Counselors. Direct care counselors provide trauma-informed services to Caminos youth. They work to create a safe, therapeutic living space and innovative, culturally-sensitive programming. Direct care responsibilities include planning and engaging in recreational activities, assisting with schoolwork, facilitating medical appointments, and assisting with the development of independent living skills while maintaining expected standards of supervision and safety.

    The Caminos program provides a safe, secure placement option for children who have recently migrated to the United States seeking opportunities for reunification with family and the chance to pursue their education and immigration cases.

    This position requires:

    • High school diploma with minimum of one year of experience working with youth.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work effectively as a member of a diverse team.
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.
    • Fluency to speak, read, and write in both English and Spanish preferred.

    This program is federally funded through a grant. Cunningham Children’s Home plans to begin delivering services to unaccompanied children in the upcoming months.

    Relocation assistance available. Extensive training will be provided. Prospective employees must be at least 21 years old, possess a valid Illinois driver's license that has not been suspended in the previous three years, and have proof of auto insurance. Employees must be able to maintain client confidentiality.
    Prospective employees are required to submit to a pre-employment background check and physical. Cunningham offers outstanding benefits and opportunities for professional growth and personal fulfillment. We are committed to the values of spirituality, teamwork, integrity, and respect. Salary is based on experience.

    Job Type: Full-time

    Pay: $14.50 - $20.00 per hour