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Youth Counselor / Mentor / Juvenile Justice

Becket Family Services

The Becket Family of Services provides an array of youth and family driven solutions, including home based treatment, family support, mentoring, residential respite, targeted case management, academic support, family therapy, and other therapeutic interventions. Becket is a proud supporter of the Building Bridges Initiative and is guided by the Joint Resolution to Advance a Statement of Shared Core Principles, with a goal to “advance partnerships among residential and community based service providers, youth and families to improve lives.”

Becket provides culturally sensitive, therapeutic services that are the linchpin for ongoing collaboration between the most important stakeholders in a child’s life, ensuring that each child has the support necessary to overcome challenges and move forward. Drawing upon nearly 50 years of organizational history, our experienced and innovative leadership team begins by creating a comprehensive, individualized plan for each client that focuses not only on the care we provide but also on the transitions that occur during and following their experiences with Becket.

Regardless of where and how youth and families are served, we believe planning must focus on supporting permanent and sustainable residence at home and in the individual’s community. Permanent solutions come as the result of dynamic and faithfully executed plans that address all aspects of a client’s life, including intellectual development, mental health, physical health, family dynamics, and leisure time.  Plans are evidence based, family driven and youth guided.

The Seacoast Treatment Stabilization Center offers temporary respite, stabilization and intensive treatment for children ages 11 years to 18 years old. The Shelter Care Program is designed to provide residential and clinical support to children in need of services (CHINS) and those identified as delinquent for 60 days or less. Our mission is to provide the support and stabilization necessary for children in crisis to reunited with their families, become self-aware, recovery focused, and goal oriented.

Youth Counselors gain valuable experience that is directly transferable to Law Enforcement, Probation and Corrections positions. Bring your passion for the outdoors, arts, hobbies, recreation and leisure activities. Help our students turn their lives around by teaching valuable coping, social and vocational skills.

As part of our commitment to employees and the people we work with, we provide various skills trainings such as First Aid- CPR, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), Certification in Medication Administration Program (MAP), Fire Safety, HIPPA, OSHA, Human Rights, and numerous other ongoing trainings.


Minimum Qualifications: Meet One of the following education or training requirements:

  • An Associate Degree or higher degree with at least 12 credits in the field of human services or related field
  • 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 2yrs
  • Or 7 years of parenting experience
  • Or have a formal plan created upon hire to meet one of the above requirements (we can help create a plan of action for candidates pursuing this avenue of qualification).

Other Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license & 21+yrs of age
  • Satisfactory completion of background and applicable pre-employment checks.
  • Preferred: Prior student-centered leadership experience (camp counselor, coaching,) or experience working with at-risk adolescents.

Youth Counselor Summary:

  • Youth Counselors support residents via engaging and diverse programming, recreation, hobbies, leisure activities, and other interesting community involvement.
  • Attend sporting events/games and participate in recreational or arts activities that our staff and students both enjoy, like skiing, fishing, hiking, camping, sewing, billiards, hockey, mountain biking, snowshoeing, basketball, kayaking, canoeing, high ropes course, skateboarding & bike park, MTG, movies, and other games or activities.
  • Provide supervision and mentor students, including role modeling appropriate behavior, redirection and crisis management.
  • Provide support and structure as necessary.

Our current openings are 6A to 2P ( Opening), 2P to 10P (2 Openings) and awake over-nights 10P - 6A (1 Openings). All shifts require work on both weekend days (Saturday and Sunday). 

How to Apply:

Why Becket:

  • Competitive Pay.
  • Room for advancement.
  • Career development and training opportunities.
  • We promote from within.
  • 4+ weeks of Paid Time in the first year.
  • Comprehensive benefits.


  • Becket offers highly competitive compensation commensurate with skills, experience, and education.
  • Up to 4+ weeks of paid time off in the first year.
  • On the job professional Human Services training, skills development and career leadership opportunities.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b Retirement, Health Flexible Spending Account, Legal, Short & Long-Term Disability, Basic Life & Supplemental Life, AD&D, and Employee Assistance


Please contact Carlos Garcia, Assistant Program Manager, at Please provide a cover letter as to why you would like to work with our students, your salary requirements, shift preference(s) and a copy of your resume or CV.

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Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

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Date Added: January 1, 2019

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