Youth Care Assistant Counselor

Location: Chepachet, Rhode Island

This is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in the lives of youth struggling with emotional and/or behavior challenges. Harmony Hill School seeks youth care (assistant) counselors to work with youth in our residential mental health program.

Counselors assist youth in the completion of a variety of functional activities; helping them to solve problems and make healthy choices. Essential Duties:

·        Our youth care counselors work directly with our youth providing behavior management, accountability, teaching problem solving skills and acting as a mentor.  

·        Youth care counselors also guide youth in their interactions, utilizing principles of the Recovery Model and the Enrichment program.

·        Maintain a therapeutic environment by: supervising youth, ensuring and promoting a safe and positive environment effectively caring for, supervising, counseling, and managing crises and emergencies.

·        Counselors demonstrate therapeutic treatment techniques, and use crisis intervention techniques effectively, and counseling/teaching e.g., in life skills

·        Observe and promptly respond to behavioral issues, adhere to safety standards and encourage healthy living habits, listen and problem solve to provide a safe, secure, and positive environment for each resident.

·        Enforce daily program schedule, and ensure treatment plans are effectively implemented as directed.

·        Documentation of resident’s daily behavior

·        Teach youth desirable health and personal habits and Teach / model for residents Independent Living Skills (i.e. housekeeping, cooking).


·        Must be able to interact well with others in a team environment, understanding and following rules and directions from supervisor.

·        Experience in mental health field desired.

·        Must be able to pass our physical intervention –Safety Care training.

·        Must be at least 18 years of age with High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

·        Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree or actively pursuing your degree is preferred.

·        All candidates must clear Rhode Island state as well as federal background checks.

·        Must have a valid, non-suspended, non-expired driver license and a good driving record.

All training is available on site. Join our team today!



We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental and work life benefits.

·        $2,000.00 Sign-on bonus- Paid at select intervals throughout the youth care worker’s first year of employment.

·        Receive a monthly stipend in addition to your regular pay of up to $694/ month for each month the youth care employee works up to 06/30/2023. The monthly stipend amount will vary depending upon how many hours the employee works each month.

·        Tufts Health Insurance. HHS pays 75% of the cost for full-time employees.

·        Delta Dental Insurance.

·        Basic Life Insurance at no cost to the employee.

·        Tuition reimbursement for relevant course work available after 6-months of employment.

·        Generous time off. Earn the equivalent of up to 28 days. More than 5 weeks of time off during your first year.

·        Plus 11 paid holidays per year.

·        403 (b) Retirement Savings plan.

·        Voluntary benefits including; Aflac Insurance, ID Shield, and Additional Life Insurance.

·        Employee Discount program through TicketsatWork©.

·        Employee Referral Program. Earn $350 for referring a hired Youth Care Employee.

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $16.50 - $21.50 per hour