As a Youth Residential Counselor, you will facilitate a positive living environment for residents by offering support and encouragement through understanding of other's perspectives and by truly caring about the success of youth. You will work alongside residents to support achievement of treatment goals through engagement in healthy and productive daily activities by doing the following: 

  • Leading daily programming activities and promoting positive participation
  • Responding to critical resident needs as they arise 
  • Participate in developing and maintaining a therapeutic, safe, and supportive environment 
  • Actively participating in house and team meetings
  • Attending initial and ongoing training sessions 

As a residential youth counselor you will enjoy these benefits:

  • Initial and continuous training
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Competitive starting wage - $15 per hour 
  • Retirement planning
  • Employee assistance program

Some of the requirements of the position include:

  • Current student or graduate with a degree in human services, behavioral counseling, criminal justice, or a related field
  • Previous experience working with an adolescent population preferred
  • Education relating to the care and treatment of youth preferred
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to type and document daily activities

The minimum shift requirement is two shifts every other weekend. Additional shifts may be available for individuals interested in working additional hours above the minimum requirement.  Typical shifts for this position include: 

  • Weekdays - 3pm to 10pm 
  • Weekends - 9am to 3pm, 3pm to11pm, and midnight to 6am
  • Holidays (rotation) - 9am to 3pm, 3pm to11pm, and midnight to 6am


Department: Group Home
This is a non-management position
This is a part time position

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