How to Become a Youth Counselor

Youth Counselor Job Description

The work of youth counselors aims to improve the emotional, physical, intellectual and social development of vulnerable youth.  



Youth Counselor Job Duties

  • Establish trusting relationships with youth and their families
  • Implement various strategies, such as developing a structured environment and participating in daily activities
  • Assist individuals with identifying their strengths
  • Develop and maintain individual and group treatment plans
  • Perform behaviour management actions
  • Maintain individual progress files
  • Respond effectively to acts of aggression or self-destructive behaviours



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