24 days old

Youth Counselor $2000 hiring bonus

Northwest Passage
Frederic, WI 54837

Northwest Passage is seeking individuals to serve as a compass in the healing journeys of children and teens.

Serving over 350 youth ages 12-17 per year, Northwest Passage has been a leading non-profit residential mental health organization since 1978. We believe that every child possesses profound strength and potential, and is capable of thriving. We systematically create the conditions that unleash inner strength, ultimately empowering our clients to re-write their inner narratives through a lens of hope. We also believe that relationships are the key element in a healing journey; our kids re-connect and re-engage with their life through meaningful, authentic mentor relationships with our staff. The Youth Development Specialist position represents one of the central relationships for clients in the constellation of therapeutic activities and life at Northwest Passage.

Innovative programming is part of our organizations cultural fabric. You will be given the freedom and mentorship to design and implement your own programming initiatives. This is an ideal position both for those seeking a career at Northwest Passage, as well as those looking for a stepping stone to graduate school or other professional paths. Many who entered Northwest Passage as a Youth Development Specialist are now leaders both within the organization and in the field of mental health.

Northwest Passages facilities are nestled within the wild landscapes and idyllic small towns of Northwest Wisconsin.

This position offers a salary commensurate with experience and competitive in the field. Benefits are exceptional, and include free off-site housing, student loan reimbursement, health/life insurance, PTO, plus 12 "Passage Way" additional days off to be used throughout the year. Hours are Monday-Friday 2:30pm-10:30pm


  • Creates and maintains a structured and safe living environment for youth as they undergo treatment and therapy

  • Develops, coordinates, and executes programming initiatives with adolescents 12-17 years old

  • Provide a nurturing environment with close, intensive supervision for high risk adolescent residents in accordance with least restrictive treatment measures.

  • Works directly with at-risk youth during the evenings in a residential assessment facility

  • Attends all staff meetings, trainings, and educational classes as required

  • Maintains a clean and safe environment

  • Performs other duties as assigned

  • Understands and follows agency policies

  • Acts as a positive role model


  • Communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with clients, staff, and others

  • Strong communication, problem-solving, and observation skills

  • A desire to gain meaningful, practical, and professional experience in the mental health field

  • Helpful attitude and friendly demeanor

  • Must be able to work Monday-Friday, 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM


  • Student Loan Reimbursement Plan

  • Off-site Housing

  • Health Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Optional Dental Plan

  • Optional Disability Plan

  • Free On-duty Meals

  • Competitive Pay

  • Direct Deposit

  • Recruiting Referral Bonus Program

  • Retirement Savings Plan

  • Monday - Friday Work Week

  • Family and Medical Leave

  • Paid Holidays

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Formal Ongoing Training Program

  • Paid Training



Posted: 2020-10-03 Expires: 2020-11-02

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Northwest Passage
Frederic, WI 54837

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