Overnight Youth Counselor

Mount Prospect Academy

MPA’s mission is to provide a caring, safe therapeutic environment where students have the opportunity to grow and acquire the skills they need to reach their educational and social potential. We aim to develop trusting relationships with students and facilitate experiences that promote their ability to self-regulate; manage thoughts and feelings; and develop feelings of safety, confidence, and competency.

Awake Overnight Counselor Responsibilities & Opportunities:

Responsible for service delivery to the students in accordance with program goals and each students’ Individual Treatment Plan. Connection with students is our primary means to gain understanding, compassion, and forge treatment progress. Providing meaningful and life-relevant programming with engages youth is our primary means of facilitating a positive program culture and making treatment progress possible for our students.

Awake Overnight ResponsibilitiesAssist second shift faculty in the completion of bedtime routine.
Prepare students for the day during wake up routine and hygiene to ensure seamless transition to first shift.
Seek information pertinent to students’ acute issue which may affect the overnight.
Conduct fifteen-minute bed-checks with compassion and in accordance with policy.
Provide floating crisis support to students engaging in unsafe behaviors.
Encourage student success and engage students
Practices 100% supervision of students.
Celebrate student successes, reinforce positive behavior, and encourage growth from adversity.
Engage and connect with students as a compassionate and understanding professional
Gain TCI certification, and practice TCI principles.
Utilize an understanding of ARC to provide a framework for student success.
Manage students’ crisis with compassion and understanding, seeking positive outcomes.
Facilitate the residential routine with intention and thoughtful planning.
Attend work with punctuality and manage time effectively.
Participate in pre-shift meetings.
Plan and execute life-relevant and meaningful programming.
Internalize daily schedule, show understanding of programmatic rituals and routines.
Encourage and teach students to engage in stewardship of their environment and themselves.
Understand and apply knowledge of risk factors, protective factors, and mental health in the execution of the program’s residential treatment model.
Learn and understand the effect of trauma, medical, psychological, and other risk factors.
Participate in the program’s residential treatment model.
Seek student specific information through ITPs, training, and assessments.
Practice negotiation, cooperation, and collaboration with students towards the program’s goals.

Professionally document service delivery and behavior-related incidents in a timely manner, such as:

Chore logs, and community-specific documentation.
Incident Reports, FYIs, Pro-Socials.
Administrator On-Duty Reports.
ICMP & Strengths-Based Tracking Sheets.
Residential Milieu Notes.
Weekly and Monthly reports as required by the program.
Actively gain understanding of the importance of accurate and timely documentation.
Act as a professional, and seek professional improvement
Manage personal stress effectively by regulation of personal agitation levels.
Establish rapport with students while maintaining professional boundaries.
Intentionally seek supervision, mentorship, and professional development.
Connect the program’s policies to day-to-day operations and personal decision making.

Benefits (Full-time):

Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Retirement Plan (403B)
Life Insurance
AD & D
Comprehensive wellness initiatives
Paid time off
Employee discount program
Expense reimbursement
Further education opportunities for qualified candidates.

Additional Benefits Working with Mount Prospect AcademyStewardship Center (Outdoor Equipment, Bike/E-Bike, Kayaks/Canoes, Snowshoes, Paintball Course, Ropes/High Ropes, Alpine and Cross-country Skis, Climbing Wall)
Daily Adventure Outings
Potential for Employee Housing
Mileage Reimbursements
24/7 Access to Company Gym/Boxing Training Gym
Regular Wellness and Team Building Activities
Free meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Dynamic Professional Development Often
Auto Shop, Car Repairs at Cost
Woodshop, projects built at Cost
Promote from Within
Participation with Federal Loan Reimbursement programs


Associate or bachelor’s degree or 60 college credits.
OR the equivalent of 2 years of full-time experience working with children.
OR any combination of credits in human services & experience with children that totals 2 years.
OR 7 years of parenting experience.


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.

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