Residential Counselor

Job Type

Full Time




St. Louis
United States


Boys Hope Girls Hope St. Louis, a nonprofit youth development program, is looking for Live-out House Parents to help create a healthy family-like home experience for our residential scholars through love, encouragement, structure and fun, focusing on their education, growth, development and achievement. Is this your calling?

Only those who are passionate about education and comfortable in a mentor-like role need apply. Our mission is to help bright, motivated children beat the odds. Our affiliate serves boys and girls between the ages of ten and eighteen without behavioral issues. They are smart and capable and just need the proper environment to flourish. By providing a nurturing home in a safe neighborhood, a first-class education in top-rated schools, and comprehensive college preparation, we empower children-in-need to triumph over their circumstances, become successful professionals, and grow up to give back to their communities. We are seeking to hire a full-time, live-out house parent for our Girls Home, in addition to an on-call Residential Counselor to fill in shifts as needed, and a Weekend Respite on-call (PRN) Residential Counselor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Building a loving and supportive family dynamic with scholars and other staff members;
  • Creating an environment of achievement by guiding our adolescent scholars in college preparation and educational excellence and facilitating time with appropriate tutors;
  • Providing for our scholars' physical, emotional, and spiritual needs;
  • Teaching social and independent living skills, including as much as possible etiquette, personal hygiene, and professionalism;
  • Help provide access to new opportunities and activities for scholar enrichment, including transportation to and from all activities;
  • Build relationships based on accountability and compassion with scholars, scholar families and volunteers;
  • Modeling a healthy and responsible lifestyle by providing guidance, discipline, organization, and time management assistance to scholars as they grow into young adults;
  • Managing a home calendar of scholar activities and effectively communicate scholar activities to other staff to ensure no events or activities are overlooked;
  • Keeping detailed records of scholar care, including academic progress, medical needs, extracurricular achievements, and any possible incidents.


Residential experience is a must. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Candidates with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college in social work, psychology, counseling, education, or a related field and experience in serving a similar population equal to at least one-year full-time work will be strongly preferred. A high school diploma is also acceptable with the equivalent of two years' full-time work with a similar population. A valid driver's license and good driving record is also required. Computer proficiency, email and communication professionalism, and the ability to keep detailed records is required.

Boys Hope Girls Hope helps academically capable and motivated children-in-need meet their full potential and become men and women for others by providing value-centered, family-like homes, opportunities and education through college.


For a full job description visit our web site. Qualified candidates may submit their resumes on our website at


Full-time employees will receive competitive compensation and a benefits package including group medical and dental coverage, 401(k) retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability coverage, 125 Flex Benefit plan, and the chance to change the lives of children who need it. Live-in staff also receive free room and board.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement