Residential Counselor for Teens

Charis Youth Center - Grass Valley, CA3.6

Full-time$15 an hour

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute to communities in a meaningful and tangible way, come join the team at Charis Youth Center. We provide comprehensive mental health, residential, and education services to a population of diagnosed Severely Emotionally Disturbed in a Short Term Residential Treatment Program setting. Opportunities await you to gain experience in the social services, criminal justice, foster care, and behavioral healthcare fields. Partner with us on your path to professional success and personal growth. We offer paid training as a Residential Counselor in the following areas:

  • de-escalation and intervention skills
  • therapeutic learning techniques
  • education and residential program services guidelines
  • medication protocols
  • social services regulations

As one of our valued Residential Counselors , you will also receive ongoing paid training and competitive benefits.

We have part time, full time, and overnight positions available.

If you meet the following requirements, please visit the Charis Youth Center website at to complete and submit our on-line application:

  • 21 years of age
  • possess a valid CA driver license and insurance
  • pass fingerprint clearance through DOJ, FBI, and CACI databases

Applicants must meet ONE of the following:

  • BA or BS Degree
  • Valid Child Development Teaching Permit
  • Completed 12 semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development or Foster Kinship Care Education and have a minimum of 100 hours experience working with youth
  • Valid certificate as an Alcohol or Drug Counselor with a minimum of 100 hours experience working with youth
  • Valid vocational training certificate and have a minimum of 100 hours experience working with youth as a mentor, athletic coach, teacher, vocational coach, tutor, counselor or other relevant experience
  • Previously been employed as a full time staff or served as a volunteer at a group home, Short Term Residential Treatment Program, or substance abuse program for at least one year

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $14.50 /hour