Outdoor Education Residential Youth Counselor- Relocate to Floral City, FL

Eckerd Connects - United States3.5

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $28,000 - $37,000 a year

Job Summary

Eckerd Connects is seeking an Outdoor Education Residential Youth Counselor for our program Camp E-Nini-Hassee in Floral City, FL .

For adolescent girls who are having emotional or behavioral difficulties, Eckerd Connects E-Nini-Hassee Outdoor Therapeutic School for Girls delivers fully-accredited education and counseling services in a therapeutic outdoor environment that fosters personal growth.

E-Nini-Hassee was founded in 1969 by Jack and Ruth Eckerd as the first outdoor therapeutic program for troubled girls in the southeast. At E-Nini-Hassee, the Eckerds created a positive, strength-based environment for girls ages 12-18 to experience nurturing guidance. Students are able to see adults role modeling appropriate behaviors, learn in an educational setting with passionate teachers and participate in therapeutic outdoor adventures during their time at the school. E-Nini-Hassee helps girls fully realize the potential that already exists within them. To learn more about the program, check out this video! https://eckerd.org/2017/12/13/join-team-e-nini-hassee

Eckerd Connect provides a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical coverage at zero cost for individuals; dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability benefits
  • Retirement and savings through a 403B plan
  • Paid Time Off and 8 Company Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee only room and board

Position Concept:

A positive, supportive role model who guides and influences a group of 10-12 teenage girls in an outdoor therapeutic wilderness setting to enhance the youth’s confidence and self-esteem. The Counselor/Teacher position is the front-line of facilitating and ensuring each youth’s therapeutic and educational progress. The Counselor/Teacher will be responsible for delivering evidence-based practices per training, participating in implementation of outdoor education modules (e.g. canoe trips, backpack trips, ropes course, fine arts, etc.), and impacting the lives of young women by encouraging and fostering change. Responsible for the delivery and assessment of assigned elective courses.

Position Requirements:

Education – Bachelor’s degree, from an accredited College or University, in social or human service field required.

Experience – Experience working with youth preferred.

Job Type: Full-time


  • outdoor education/working with youth: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)