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Program Counselor

Temporary - Summer

Job Description

The Adair County SB40 Developmental Disability Board is now accepting applications for the Youth Employment Program. Energetic, experienced, organized, person-centered, and team-oriented staff are needed to support adolescents who are 16-18 years of age (or through the end of high school) and have intellectual/developmental disabilities. The number of counselors hired will be dependent upon the enrollment of youth. These are temporary summer positions. The Youth Employment Program will run daily, Monday-Friday, 8:45AM-3:15PM, July 11th-15th for students age 16-18. Training dates prior to the 15th will be announced at a later date.

Program Counselors are responsible for providing continuous staffing and support to adolescents with developmental/intellectual disabilities participating in the Youth Employment Program. Duties many include, but are not limited to: modeling appropriate behavior and social skills, job coaching, assisting the Program Skills Teacher with the implementation of curriculum and activities, and assisting individuals with participation in all program activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • At least 18 years of age or older

  • Reliable transportation to work

  • Current CPR certification

  • Current 1st Aid certification

  • Responsible

  • Detail oriented

  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working with and supporting individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities

  • Previous experience working with youth summer programs/camps

  • Some college education

Applications may be submitted to or mailed to Adair County SB40 Developmental Disability Board 314 E. McPherson St., Kirksville, MO 63501

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