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Residential Counselor - Evening Shift

Company: Mount Prospect Academy
Location: Bennington
Posted on: April 3, 2024

Job Description:

Vermont Permanency Initiative

Job Title: Residential Counselor - Evening Shift

Reports to: Residential Director

Location: Bennington, Vermont

Salary from $17.50hr

Company Background

VPI is committed to providing individualized comprehensive services to children and adolescents who often have experienced complex developmental trauma. Our students, in response to their life experiences, can present with a constellation of adaptive mechanisms that have become distressing symptoms. These symptoms often present as self-harm, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, aggression, suicidality, as well as disordered eating. We believe the students who come to us deserve a safe and secure environment where they can find hope and healing.

Our programming affords children and adolescents the opportunity to make connections with others, to grow and discover their gifts, and realize their potential to thrive. We facilitate growth-promoting experiences through secure relationships that increase the student's ability to self-regulate and manage their inner lives in order to optimize feelings of safety, confidence, and competency.


The mission of VPI is to provide a therapeutic community that enables youth to heal from past trauma, find pleasure and joy in their present lives and build resources for their futures.

Why Join VPI:

* We provide valuable professional training and skills development for a career in the expanding human services field.

* We develop our teams and generally promote from within

* Our benefits and time off (up to 4+ weeks in one's first yr.) are among the best in our field.

* Full Benefit package

* Get paid to "play", help others, and learn at the same time

* We offer full-time and part-time, 8hr,12hr shifts, evening/night shifts, weekends, and holiday availability

Residential Counselor Summary:

  • Provide supervision and support for youth, including role modeling appropriate behavior/ interactions, redirection and crisis management.
  • Teach and assist youth with life and social skills.
  • Work as a team to support youth and build healthy relationships.
  • Engage students in activities, including arts and crafts, playing games, doing outdoor activities and much more.


    • High school or GED required
    • College preferred
    • CPR preferred
    • OR the equivalent of 1 years of full-time experience working with children.
    • OR any combination of credits in human services & experience with children that totals 1 years

      Other Requirements:

      • Valid driver's license preferred & 21 + years of age.
      • Authorized to work in the United States (Required).
      • Satisfactory completion of background and applicable pre-employment checks.
      • Application Process: By applying to the position, you will let our team know you are interested. We are currently hiring, and we will reach out shortly to set up a time for an interview.

        Benefits (Full-time):

        • 403(b)
        • 403(b) matching
        • Dental insurance
        • Disability insurance
        • Employee assistance program
        • Flexible spending account
        • Health insurance
        • Health savings account
        • Life insurance
        • Opportunities for advancement
        • Paid sick time
        • Paid time off
        • Paid training
        • Referral program
        • Vision insurance

          Vermont Permanency Initiative provided the following inclusive hiring information:

          We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.


Keywords: Mount Prospect Academy, New England , Residential Counselor - Evening Shift, Other , Bennington, Northeast

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