Youth Serv Counselor Trainee
This is entry-level training toward work as a professional counselor working with youths in a juvenile justice setting. Work involves the preliminary assessment of cases which consists of conducting interviews to obtain social histories and providing psychological services and orientation back into the community setting. Incumbents assist in determining the needs of students and make proper referral to federal, state, or local agencies supplying necessary supporting data. Additional duties of a similar nature are involved in the planning for case management and treatment; providing crisis intervention; and planning for and affecting the release, discharge, or parole of committed youths. Incumbents have frequent conferences with supervisors to discuss problems arising in their work and for instructions as to subsequent steps to be taken in specific cases.