Positive Alternatives – Menomonie is currently accepting applications for part-time Resident Counselors to work with at-risk adolescents living in the group foster home.  The Resident Counselor position is considered a Direct Care Staff position.  Direct Care Staff are responsible for maintaining a therapeutic environment for the residents while running the daily schedule and routine in the home. Resident Counselors work both one-on-one with the youth in the home as well as run various group recreational activities. In addition, Resident Counselors have the opportunity to organize and facilitate psycho-educational groups for the residents including, but not limited to: Independent Living Skills, Social Skills, AODA, Positive Relationships, Corrective Thinking, and Social Issues.

The ideal candidate should be energetic and assertive; able to work as a team and establish rapport with youth, parents, and professionals. Wage: $10.50/hr starting with the possibility of regular increases. Positions will require evenings, weekends, holidays, and overnight shifts. Hours may vary from 8-29 hours/week.

Qualifications required: The candidate will have experience working with youth or relevant education, knowledge of adolescent development, reliable transportation, be at least 21 years of age, and have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record and auto insurance.

Applications are available at the top of the Opportunities page. They can be mailed to:

Chelsi Lauer
Program Coordinator
603 Terrill Road
Menomonie, WI 54751

You may also e-mail applications to clauer@positive-alternatives.org. Applications are being accepted immediately.

Positive Alternatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug-Free Workplace, and United Way Agency.