Now Hiring: Live-In Residential Counselors | Multiple Locations

Boys Hope Girls Hope is seeking experienced and energetic 'people for others' to fill this important live-in full-time role

As a Residential Counselor at Boys Hope Girls Hope, you will have an opportunity to be part of a strong, committed, energetic team that embraces diversity and the unique gifts of its team members. Our dedicated and talented team works with young people in need from their critical adolescent years all the way through college and into the launch of their careers. We do this work throughout our affiliates located in 16 cities across the United States and in Latin America.


To nurture and guide motivated young people in need
to become well-educated, career-ready men and women for others.


Deadline: Ongoing
Status: Full-time
Type: Employment Agreement
Location: Flexible
Travel: No

Boys Hope Girls Hope addresses the achievement and workforce development gaps by acting as a bridge to opportunity. Founded in 1977 in St. Louis, Missouri, Boys Hope Girls Hope has helped scholars succeed in school and in life for more than 40 years. We partner with families that face significant social and environmental barriers which impede a child’s ability to realize his or her potential.

Boys Hope Girls Hope creates a strong community around the young people we serve. That’s why it is vital that our Network have dynamic team members with the knowledge, skills, and character to advance the mission and role model what success looks like for our scholars.

Residential Counselor

As a Residential Counselor, you will support and facilitate the operations of a Boys Hope Girls Hope Residential Program home to create a family atmosphere that supports the development of the full child. The Residential Counselor is part of a team of professionals and volunteers. This is a trusted position within the program and a role model for our scholars within the program setting.

  • Passionate about nurturing and guiding young people, and providing them opportunities for achievement and success
  • Routinely exceeds expectations; great attitude and work ethic
  • Committed to collaboration, accountability and teamwork
Now Hiring: Live-In Residential Counselors | Multiple Locations

Your daily responsibilities will include:

Nurturing and guiding scholars
  • Assisting with daily decisions regarding health, behavioral management, safety, and discipline according to program policies and practices
  • Focus on homework, test preparation and other academic support for our scholars
  • Collaborating with the program team to create a healthy physical, emotional, social, spiritual environment, to enhance the academic development of scholars living in the home.
  • Developing and maintaining parent and/or guardian relationships and involvement in their child’s life and the program
Build college, career and life skills
  • Implementing various programs, assessments, and curricula to prepare students for transitions, employment, summer programming, college, and independent living
  • Completing required documentation daily for scholar and house files such as appointments, logs, medications
  • Meeting regularly with team members, scholars and families to develop Individual Service Plans, and to monitor progress on related goals
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of college education; a bachelor's degree is preferred
  • Five (5) years of experience working with adolescents is required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment
  • Must have a current driver's license with a good driving record of at least three (3) years
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In addition to working with a collaborative, energetic, and talented team of more than 200 professionals, Boys Hope Girls Hope offers the following benefit options:

  • Group Medical and Dental Coverage (Employee/Family)
  • Vision Benefits (Employee/Family)
  • 401K or 403B Plan
  • Group and voluntary Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Short-term disability coverage
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • 125 Flexible Benefit Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 paid holidays
  • Professional training program

All interested applicants must submit a resume via the careers page to be considered for this opportunity.


Boys Hope Girls Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for any position applied for without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, age, disability, military service, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Federal, state, or local law.

The Boys Hope Girls Hope Network includes more than 250 team members,
including paid employees and long-term volunteers, working together to serve 1,200 young people
in 14 cities across the United States, Guatemala and Mexico.
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