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Missions Youth Counselor

Lifeline Youth and Family Services
Jarabacoa, , Dominican Republic

Date Posted: 03/16/2018
Categories: Campus Pastor - Children's Ministry - Christian Camping - Christian Education - Christian Teacher - Church Staff - College Pastor - Discipleship Pastor - Evangelism Pastor - Missions/Int. - Outreach - Para-church Ministries - Recreational/Sports Ministry - Youth Pastor
Denominations: Not Applicable
Church Size: Not Applicable
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Summary

Position Title: CMA In-House Staff

Classification: Full Time, Exempt, & Fully Donation Supported

Reports To: CMA Program Manager

Location: Caribbean Mountain Academy, Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic

General Statement of Responsibility:

To build relationships with struggling teens through transparency and accountability while providing direct care to them in a manner consistent with their individual treatment plans, and Crosswinds’ guidelines, practices, and policies, and do all while demonstrating the grace of God through Jesus Christ.


  • To oversee and be involved with students during any and all activities, including but not limited to; in-house activities, beach excursions, rain forest hiking, community service, and social events
  • Monitor correspondence with the program manager and counselor to identify issues the student is working through to progress each student individually based on their Behavioral Plan
  • Serve as a mentor to each youth.
  • Participate in in-service orientation and training in child care methods.
  • Maintain order, intervene in crisis situations, and administer proper, fair and constructive discipline consistent with Crosswinds’ policies.
  • Maintain an understanding of each resident’s treatment plan.
  • Be aware of and carry out Crosswinds’ guidelines and practices as defined in Crosswinds' procedural manual.
  • Model and teach the balanced life concept in all interaction with residents.
  • Be a positive role model to the residents by demonstrating high moral and ethical standards.
  • Be active in discipleship interaction with residents and staff.
  • Attend all regularly scheduled staff meetings.

Examples of Tasks:

  • Assist in maintaining records on the residents (levels, significant behavioral changes, and medications).
  • Assist in supervising the chores and work hours.
  • Assist with transporting residents to various appointments and activities including but not limited to horseback riding, snorkeling, doctors/dentist appointments, and campus projects
  • Dispense medications as authorized and prescribed.
  • Supervise meals and assist in house cooking twice a week

Minimum Qualifications

Personal relationship with Christ

  • References attesting to lifestyle consistent with Christian faith
  • High School Diploma/ GED
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must pass all background checks
  • Exceptional people skills
  • Problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or vocational equivalent
  • Prior experience serving at-risk youth
  • Bi-lingual with Spanish
  • Participation on mission trips

Job Type: Full-time