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Rite of Passage NIGHT COACH COUNSELOR -ORR (Bilingual English/Spanish) in Oracle, Arizona


The primary responsibilities of a Night Coach Counselor are to provide safety and around-the-clock supervision of at-risk youth. This position provides for the physical, personal and health needs of each student through individual counseling and behavioral/social/physical and educational skill development; provides an atmosphere that is supportive of the needs of the students; monitors and documents student behaviors and activities; participates and assists with educational, social, athletic and recreational activities; works in collaboration with other professional staff to establish and/or meet the goals of each student’s treatment plan. The Night Coach Counselor position is distinguished from Coach Counselor in that in this role a Night Coach Counselor is responsible for the nightly supervision, safety and security of students and considered an entry level position. Typically reports to a Group Leader but may vary by individual location.

Essential Functions:

  • Adheres to the facility and daily schedule, ensures that the facility (unit, cottage, house, room, dorm, etc.) is on time for all elements and the students participate in all of the scheduled activities.

  • Ensures that program rules, norms, policies etc. are enforced and the nightly operation of the program is operated within all program requirements and regulatory guidelines.

  • Conducts physical count of students within the assigned living area and records the count on the student check sheet as required by site operations (every 5, 10, 15, etc. minutes).

  • Ensures all doors are locked and secure throughout the night; including at some sites, student’s personal rooms.

  • Documents pertinent information re: student behavior, sleep patterns, occurrences of nightmares, etc.

  • Notifies the unit staff of any unusual incidents or emergency situations.

  • Follows suicide prevention monitoring as directed.

  • Ensures there is adequate Group Living staff coverage before leaving shift.

  • Washes, sorts and folds the student’s laundry as needed. (Site specific).

  • Completes daily assignments as specified by supervisor, Group Leader and/or higher authority. Promotes a sense of community by teaching and modeling cooperation, respect, and responsibility in the group living environment; encouraging participants to interact with one another and creating opportunities for them to do so.

  • Observes behavior patterns of students in order to detect signs of depression, anger, and/or other emotional and situational problems/issues and initiates proper program behavior management and intervention techniques.

  • Encourages and supports the students’ academic, vocation, athletic and treatment participation.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

One year experience with youth.

Must be at least 21 years of age.

Must possess one year of experience working and/or volunteering with youth.

Must possess a current AZ State Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years.

Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.

Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence, understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing.

Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Must have excellent organization and time management skills.

Ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a multi-task environment.

Job Type: Full-time

Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from social services, welfare agencies and juvenile courts. For 35 years, we have developed and operated a continuum of programs based on the needs of youth and our placing agencies. With an emphasis on evidence-based practices and positive skill development, combined with our supportive and therapeutic approach, our organization is respected by industry experts as a highly effective solution for our youth. Since 1984, over 25,000 youths have entered and completed our programs. Rite of Passage has built its reputation on running life-changing educational treatment programs that positively contribute to the community.

Our employees are dedicated, passionate individuals that are committed to inspiring positive change in the lives of youth. Becoming a member of the Rite of Passage team is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to create a meaningful career with a company driven by its powerful mission to make a difference.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)