Founded in 1896, Hillcrest Family Services is a not-for-profit health services and education provider serving over 20,000 individuals each year. With primary programming and administrative offices in Dubuque, Hillcrest also operates programs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Clinton, Washington, Ottumwa, Monticello, Maquoketa and Thomson, IL. The agency operates with an annual budget in excess of 20 million, has 500 employees, and is accredited by the Joint Commission and Coalition for Residential Education (CORE).
The Student Life Associate must have the ability and personality characteristics to: establish and maintain a therapeutic, growth producing relationship with each client. It is important that this individual evidence the strength, judgment, and maturity to effectively control the environment and promote a sense of safety and security among the Student Life Associate must acquire an understanding of each client's developmental history, family dynamics, offending history, substance abuse problems and care plan goals. He/ she must also have the ability to integrate and utilize this information when implementing each client's case plan. The Student Life Associate must possess the written and verbal skills to effectively communicate with his/ her co-workers and the youth in residence. The Student Life Associate must have the motivation and energy to interact with the clients in a variety of settings and enthusiastically participate in the recreation and activities program. The Student Life Associate must be grounded in an understanding of cognitive, emotional, and chronological maturation of children and adolescents.
National Career Readiness Certificate preferred. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
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Full and Part Time
Human and Social Services
Volunteer and Non-profit
Paid Sick Leave
|Years of Experience||1-2 Years|