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Shifts include evenings, weekends and holidays. Part-time and Full-time positions available.

Youth Counselors provide intensive supervision/ direction for children ages 8-20 with Autism Spectrum Disorders and varying medical, emotional and behavioral challenges.  Services are strength based and designed to increase children's ability to function successfully and safely and are provided in a context of trusting/supportive relationships between children, families and staff.   Specific duties included but not limited to:


·         Assist children in expanding awareness of safety concerns and teaching daily living and community safety skills.

·         Assist children in developing communication skills and/or utilizing communication systems or devices to enable them to express needs and wants with greater independence and effectiveness.

·         Provide 1:1 support and assistance to children with difficulty maintaining behavioral regulation by providing highly structured and consistent routines including routine skills training, recreational and leisure pursuits, and activities that serve as coping skills for children.

·         Complete daily behavioral assessments, complete baselines, implement and document performance on all task-analyzed teaching plans and communicate data to all treatment team members to assure consistency and maximize growth opportunities.

·         Provide opportunities to learn community safety skills by planning goal-directed community trips and activities and including family members to facilitate transfer of learning.

·         Assist children in diminishing frequency of crisis behaviors utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis and Cognitive-Behavioral programming.

·         Maintain calm readiness to perform crisis intervention duties including the use of passive restraint techniques as needed to ensure safety of each child and others.

·         Act as an advocate and representative of the child by sharing observations and data during treatment team meeting to ensure that program plans are appropriate to the needs of the child and are achieving intended outcomes.

·         Ensure that daily individualized schedules are followed and documented and other daily care needs are attended to: bathing, grooming, medication management, mealtimes, room care, clothing care, chores, physical activity, ABA programming, etc.

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KidsPeace National Centers of New England, Inc.
16 KidsPeace Way
Ellsworth,   Maine   04605

Post on site:From 9/17/2013 until 10/18/2014
Categories:Healthcare - Social Services, Mental Health
Social Services
Job Type:Regular
Full/Part Time:Full Time
Salary: Hourly Wage
Job Code: ASD Youth
Location Notes:Lakeside setting on Graham Lake, Ellsworth, Maine which offers children unique living and recreational opportunities. On-site school provides individual year-round education and assessment. Therapeutic Recreation component includes climbing wall, fitness trail, canoeing, mountain biking, hiking, dogsledding, wilderness camping, sailing, horseback riding, rock-climbing, llama treks and Allagash Expeditions.
Job Requirements

·         Knowledge of ABA programming, preferred.

·         Previous experience working with children/adolescents with Autism, preferred.

·         Able to be trained and meet expectations of our structured programs

·         Basic computer knowledge, required.

 Candidate must pass a Criminal Record History Clearance (CHRC through DOE),

Child Abuse History Clearance, and a Pre-employment Physical & Drug Screening.

 Must possess a valid Driver's License.  Must be able to attend and successfully complete all KidsPeace sponsored trainings.


Education Requirements

 Associate degree or Bachelor's degree, preferred

 Part-time: Employee contribution 403B TDA Plan,Discounts on memberships. Local Business discounts.  Possibility to transition to full -time position.

 To Apply: Excepting resumes until position is filled.

  • Fill out KidsPeace Online Application go to: and click on "careers" .
  • Email cover letter and resume indicating position desired along to:
  • Fax to 207-664-0291
  • Mail to: Human Resources, Attn: HIREME, 125 Oak St. &, Ellsworth, ME  04605


KidsPeace is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Drug-Free Employer                            
Contact Info
KidsPeace National Centers of New England, Inc.
P.O. Box 787
Ellsworth,  Maine    04605
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