Euphrasian Residence, a short-term Diagnostic Reception Center, serves teenage girls in crisis who have been
referred by the New York City Administration for
ChildrenÃÃÃÃÃÃÃÃs Services. The young women receive a comprehensive psychological, psychiatric, medical and
educational evaluation by professional staff to fully assess their needs and determine the best possible
long-term solution for continued care. During their stay, residents attend school on-site, and participate in a
variety of therapeutic, social and recreational activities. The staff works with the adolescents and their families
to resolve the immediate crises and implement a plan for the future, either to return home with supportive
services or continue in an appropriate long-term setting.
- Coordinate special activities (on topics such as Arts/Crafts, Poetry, Talent Shows, physical activity,
- Order supplies as necessary for maintaining the house, material for activities, groceries, and other
- Monitor/supervise resident in-house school performance, including Update Meeting attendance, homework
assistance & tutoring,etc.
- Distribute medications and record resident medical needs, and following up on recommendations, etc.
- Maintain daily residence logs
- Attend appropriate meetings (community meetings, supervision, etc).
- Carry out responsibility/role of primary Youth Development Counselor, includes maintaining the physical
upkeep of the house by cleaning and supervising resident chores.
- Assist in maintaining a therapeutic atmosphere in which each young woman is able to reach her potential and
learn socially appropriate behavior, homemaking skills, and develop individual skills and abilities
- Occasionally sleepover when necessary
- Carry out Therapeutic Crisis Intervention and take appropriate action in resolving crises when necessary