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Youth Counselor (Candor, NC)

**Hiring Immediately and Relocation Assistance Provided**

Eckerd Connects is seeking individuals for our Youth Counselor, who enjoy working outdoors, and want to make the world a better place for at-risk teens. If you’re up to the challenge, we welcome your interest! 

Eckerd Connects is seeking a Youth Counselor to work for our adolescent residential academy program in Candor, NC.

Day Shift, Night Shift, and PRN positions available.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • A positive, supportive role model who guides and influences group activities on a consistent basis that enhances the youth's confidence and self-esteem. Youth Counselors ensure the progress and welfare of each client and the group through therapeutic programs. Responsible for staff secure supervision during the afternoon, evening, and sleeping hours.
  • Lead group of youth through a variety of daily activities while providing group and individual counseling, with an emphasis on strength-based development.
  • Must be 21 Years of Age or Older.
  • High school diploma or equivalent with a minimum of two years’ relevant experience working with youth is required.
  • Two years of college in a social or human services.
  • Direct care in a therapeutic/rehabilitative setting preferred. 
  • Ability to travel about property, through wilderness terrain. Exposure to outdoors and/or weather conditions. Supervision does include shift work. Ability to transport clients and staff.
We are proud to offer:
  • Low-Cost Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Voluntary term life insurance
Extra Benefits:
  • Meals provided when on duty
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Overtime availability 

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Eckerd Connects' Short-Term Juvenile Justice Residential program is a complete rehabilitative experience delivered in 4 to 6 months to 40 adjudicated male youth, ages 13 to 17, referred by the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Juvenile Justice. This residential treatment concept combines promising and evidence-based practices with a strong family transition component and signifies a public-private partnership with the Division of Juvenile Justice which has produced an innovative shift in the way youth are served in North Carolina's juvenile justice system. Intensive, short-term services include individualized treatment and academic plans that combine formal and experiential education, community service, behavioral health, and family counseling in a non-punitive environment designed to address the youth's behavioral challenges through a strength-based approach. Youth also receive accredited education on-site and work together in small group settings with assigned counselors.

Eckerd Connects is one of the largest nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. Working with us takes a certain kind of person; we want someone who identifies with our values and is willing to challenge themselves both personally and professionally. We seek employees who are passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others.

Boys Residential Academy at Candor
500 E-Ku-Sumee Road Candor, NC 27229
Make more than a Living, Make a Difference
We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
Health, Dental and Vision Insurance | 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year | 11 paid holidays | Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5% | Flexible spending accounts | Paid short-term and long-term disability | Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance | Voluntary term life insurance
Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, Eckerd Connects is one of the largest national nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services, and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families, assist young adults, and help children succeed.
Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 
Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.