Residential Counselor Parrott Creek Child and Family Services

Parrott Creek Child & Family Services is hiring multiple Residential Counselors to work with male and male-identifying youth at our residential treatment center outside of Oregon City. Located on 80 acres of forest, wetland and creek, our treatment facility is a wonderful and nurturing environment in which to take on this challenging yet hugely rewarding work. Parrott Creek is a leader in combining trauma-informed treatment models with restorative justice and mindfulness practice. Our vision is to become a regional center of excellence.

Residential Counselors work directly with the youth to provide a safe, secure and nurturing environment for youth. They do this by creating healthy relationships with our youth based on good boundaries between adults and youth.

Major responsibilities of the role include individual and group skill building, engaging with youth during activities and helping youth find solutions to their own challenges. At its heart, we believe our children and families are smart, capable and doing the best they can with the resources they have available to them. Your job is to help our youth reach their full potential. We approach our social service from a non-judgmental, respectful perspective and these values extend to how we work collaboratively as colleagues. 

Parrott Creek respects and promotes the personal and professional growth of all employees and we celebrate diversity. We are committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment for all.

Residential Counselors work as a team modeling feedback for youth and each other as well as maintaining adherence to the agency’s policies and procedures. Training includes, but is not limited to, effective group and individual skill building, de-escalation techniques, milieu management, appropriate supervision of youth, facilitation of day to day residential living, activity planning and collaborative problem solving.

This position allows for advancement as part of the team at Parrott Creek. As you become successful, acquire more skills, take on more responsibility and demonstrate proficiency, you will have the opportunity of advancing in your position.

Our Values

  • Unconditional Positive Regard – respect, empathy, trust, dignity and non-judgemental behavior.
  • Accountability & Validation – we respond to needs with a spirit of collaboration, a commitment to integrity and equity.
  • Mindfulness & Being Intentional – we pursue restorative justice to allow people to repair relationships and make amends. We provide services that are trauma-informed to allow victims to heal and recognize themselves as survivors. We work with a desire to always do no harm. 
  • Commitment – we recognize that some families may require assistance that is beyond our doors. If we can’t help a family, we’ll help them find someone who can.
  • Hope – we are a place of great hope and care.
  • Anti-Racism –  we are committed to identifying, challenging, and changing the values, structures and behaviors that perpetuate systemic racism in our society.


Days & Hours: Full time; Days, weekends and Overnight Shifts, including holidays

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan, Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, and Holidays

Compensation: Hourly rate begins at $18 an hour

50 cent differential pay per hour for overnight shifts

$1/hr differential for bi-lingual/bi-cultural. Assessment to be conducted during interview process

$1,000 Hiring Bonus!

Education, Training, Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field preferred or two years relevant experience. CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers Card preferred upon hire. Prefer experience working with/in BIPOC communities; understanding of and commitment to mindfulness practice; understanding of and commitment to anti-racism; support of diverse lifestyles and cultures; training or experience with Restorative Justice programs and practices.


Interested candidates please send resume with cover letter to or mail to 1001 Molalla Ave, Suite 209 in Oregon City, OR 97045 



*A note to potential candidates: Studies have shown that women, trans, non-binary, BIPOC, and other candidates from most-impacted communities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every single one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organization, and we are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. That candidate may be one who comes from a background less traditional to our field of work, and that’s welcome. We would strongly encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of the qualifications described. Parrott Creek is an equal opportunity employer and we encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.