Residential Counselor:

Residential Counselor Parrott Creek Child and Family Services


At Parrott Creek we believe that all youth and families are doing the best they can and want to do better. Further, we approach social service from a non-judgmental, respectful perspective. These values extend to how we work collaboratively as colleagues within our agency. We respect and promote the personal and professional growth of all employees of Parrott Creek.

Position Details:

Title: Residential Counselor
Days & Hours: 40 Hours per week, Swing Weekends and/or Overnight Shifts, schedule may change to suit the staffing requirements of the program.
Supervisor: Program Manager

Benefits Offered:

Excellent medical benefits
Life Insurance
Exceptional Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays


Hourly rate begins at $16 an hour with a shift differential of .50 cents for overnight, and $1/hr differential for bi-lingual/bi-cultural candidates. Assessment to be done during interview process. $1,000 Hiring Bonus!!

Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
Two years relevant experience.
CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers Card.

General Description and Purpose of Position:

Parrott Creek is always looking for excellent candidates for our Residential Counselor positions. This position works with high-risk adjudicated male youth (13-18) in a Behavior Rehabilitation Services Program and is an excellent opportunity for individuals who wish to enter a career in Social Services.

Residential Counselors work as a team modeling feedback for youth and each other as well as maintaining adherence to the agencies policies and procedures. This position provides a structured, consistent and respectful therapeutic environment using a trauma informed and collaborative approach that that supports the core values of our program (click here to read more about our mission and values). This role is fundamental in modeling and counseling youth in our programs in daily living skills as well as coaching them in practicing skills that will encourage a more effective way of getting their fundamental needs met. Many of these skills are demonstrated by supporting youth through the challenges of living together and maintaining a healthy, safe, and clean communal living environment.

Residential Counselor training includes, but is not limited to, effective group and individual skill building, situational crisis deescalation, milieu management, appropriate supervision of youth, facilitation of day to day residential living and activity planning and execution.

As part of the professional development of the position and in order to accomplish the above tasks; residential counselors will learn how to facilitate Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT), therapeutic skill building groups, and learn how to utilize Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), a trauma informed behavioral intervention technique. The Residential Counselor position is a three tiered position that allows for advancement. Counselors advance as they successfully complete training, acquire more skills, take on more responsibilities and demonstrate proficiency.


To Apply

Interested candidates please send resume w/cover letter to or mail to 1001 Molalla Avenue #209, Oregon City, OR 97045 or fax to 503-655-8908