Residential Counselor Nights


Full Time Residential Counselor 3rd Shift (11p-7:30a)

(Five days a week work/Days off may OR may not be consecutive)

Hourly wage is $19.50­/hour plus full benefits.

For a limited time, earn an additional $4.00/hour COVID differential rate.

Are you ready to make an impact on the lives of adolescents?

Our program at Virtua is open 24 hours, seven days a week with all shifts available. You will be scheduled for a five-day work week and days off may not be consecutive.

At CFG Residentials, our mission is to create a supportive and nurturing environment by providing comprehensive mental health and therapeutic residential treatment to youth affected by emotional, behavioral, and developmental challenges. As a Residential Counselor, you will provide direct patient care, supervision, skills training, guidance, encouragement, and support. Experience incredible career growth with supervision in a collaborative work environment.

  • 401(k)
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee discounts on gym memberships, cell phone packages, hotels, rental cars, computers, amusement parks, theater tickets, and more!

  • A bachelor's degree.
  • A valid driver's license.
  • A year of experience providing direct care to youth in a behavioral health agency or institutional setting.
  • Achieve and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.


Education and Experience:
  • 18 years of age
  • For Insight & Excel: Bachelor's level with one year of experience providing direct care to youth in a behavioral health agency or institutional setting.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Record History Clearance and a Child Abuse History Clearance.
  • Ability to physically participate in therapeutic holds with demonstrated competence.
  • Ability to participate in trauma-informed care and intervene appropriately to de-escalate and prevent crises when necessary.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with people from differing backgrounds and cultures.
  • Flexibility in meeting scheduling needs and the ability to work on holidays as required.

Essential Expectations:
  • Abide by all established program and agency protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Establish supportive, motivational and therapeutic relationships with youth, ensuring an atmosphere of safety, security and responsible residential care.
  • Supervise, observe and participate with the youth in the carrying out of daily routines (i.e. meals, school, chores, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively orally, in writing, and on both an interpersonal and group level.
  • Contribute to ensuring the facility is safe, clean, and secure.
  • Demonstrate a willingness and ability to accept direction and supervision.
  • Possess the personal characteristics and experience to collaborate with and provide appropriate care to youth, gain their respect, guide their development, and participate in their overall treatment program.
  • Possess the temperament to work with and care for children, youth, adults, or families with special needs, as appropriate.


Physical Qualifications
  • The employee must lift and move up to 50 pounds frequently.
  • Occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Restrain patients in emergencies.

CFG Health Network is an EEO employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

Company Profile

CFG is a comprehensive healthcare provider that is dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals and families by providing innovative medical and mental health services. Our Health Network includes Center for Family Guidance, CFG Health Systems and CFG Residentials.

Job Category

Behavior/Mental Health