Family Support Counselor

Eagle Ranch is now hiring a Family Support Counselor

REPORTS TO:  Admissions Manager/Senior Director of Program


PURPOSE OF THE POSITION: This is an ideal position for a Master’s-Level Counselor who is a licensed Associate Professional Counselor and is in the process of becoming fully licensed. This position will gain a wide range of clinical skills, as well as knowledge and experience in the field.  

The Family Support Counselor receives, screens, and documents initial inquiries pertaining to admissions. Provides referral information for candidates who do not meet admissions criteria. Initiates candidates’ files in the BestNotes database. Provides crisis intervention, mediation, prevention, brief supportive counseling, and follow-up services to individuals and families who contact Eagle Ranch. Communicates regularly with the Admissions Manager about specific age and grade level openings.


  • Answers and screens both phone and email inquiries to determine appropriate resources or program for each inquiring family
  • Provides referrals to candidates and/or families not appropriate for Eagle Ranch to other agencies
  • Provides individual, group, and/or family therapy as needed (up to 12 sessions with Family Support Program clients)  
  • Provides psychoeducation and resources to families  
  • Maintains all necessary documentation for each family in their caseload
  • Evaluates appropriateness of each family to continue receiving services at Eagle Ranch and make the appropriate referral to program (Day Program, Wings, Family Renewal, Child-Centered)
  • Alerts Admissions Manager and parents/guardians when a candidate’s file is being transferred to the Admissions Coordinator
  • Delegated Responsibilities - Any other responsibilities that may be assigned by the Admissions Manager.  


  • Mature and growing Christian actively involved in a community church
  • Strives to maintain a close, daily walk with God
  • Self-motivated, demonstrates initiative and action in their work
  • Passion for continuous improvement and growth  
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player and highly approachable
  • Good character, discernment and integrity.
  • Teachable spirit and willingness to seek counsel  
  • Open to the ideas and thoughts of others – appropriate flexibility    


Education and Experience:

  • Master’s-Level Counselor in social work, counseling, or psychology who holds an Associate Professional Counselor license  
  • Some experience in residential childcare field preferred
  • Some experience in family systems and structural therapy preferred
  • Experience in counseling children, adolescents, older teens, and their families is desirable
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of individuals from a social, economic, emotional, and spiritual aspect


  • Able to manage the BestNotes database and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Good communicator. Must be personable and able to assist people in crisis situations.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


  • Oral and written fluency in Spanish preferred

TO APPLY: Candidates should email their resume and cover letter to the attention of Iain Burguet, Admissions Manager, at and wait to be contacted. Applicants who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered.