Girls’ Counselor

Eagle Ranch is now hiring a Girls’ Counselor – Family Renewal Program

REPORTS TO:  Girls’ Program Director


PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Girls' Counselor provides clinical oversight and documentation for 12 to 18 female residents and their families. The Girls' Counselor provides services to each family assigned as they move through the family renewal process: intake/admissions; individual, group and family counseling; discharge; and aftercare. Throughout the process, the Girls' Counselor is instrumental in crisis intervention, mediation, prevention, and development. This position works with a resident and her family with the hope of facilitating successful completion of our family renewal program by meeting graduation goals.



  • Reviews admissions files presented by the Intake Department.
  • Conducts a counseling interview with family applicants and provides direction regarding acceptance.
  • Coordinates placement services with the Intake Department.


  • Provides oversight and clinical supervision of 12 to 18 female residents through individual, group, and family counseling, including multi-family groups. Assists the Program Director in developing and training Houseparents and Program Assistants in their roles of the family renewal process:
  1. In conjunction with the Program Director, foster the ability of Houseparents and Program Assistants to build therapeutic relationships with children and families.
  2. In conjunction with the Program Director, teach and provide oversight of the program in each home, including group process, limits and structure, appropriate discipline, appropriate supervision, encouragement, and collaboration with parents.  
  3. Work with families as they work towards achieving graduation goals. Makes appropriate referrals for services needed after discharge from program.
  4. Collaborate with the Case Manager in completing treatment plans.
  5. Collaborate with the Continued Care Counselor to check the progress of each resident and family through the treatment Plan Check-in process.
  6. Collaborate with Clinical Trainer and Program Director to clinically supervise each resident and family as they work towards achieving program and personal graduation goals.
  • Works cooperatively with school staff as needed to ensure appropriate services for children and families
  • Works cooperatively with community agencies as needed to ensure continuity of care and services.
  • Works cooperatively with other Eagle Ranch staff, including directors, counselors, administrative staff, etc. to ensure effective delivery of services and needed communication regarding the status of residents and families as they progress through the family renewal process.
  • Participates in regular group meetings with the Senior Director of Programs, Program Director(s), Clinical Trainer, Intake Staff, and fellow Counselors to discuss, review cases, and make decisions.
  • Provides oversight of compliance with regulations of the Office of Residential Child Care. Takes the lead on submitting incident reports to the Office of Residential Child Care and/or Child Protective Services when warranted.
  • Responsible for maintaining all clinical notes related to a resident and family in Best Notes. (2 family session notes, 2 parent group notes, 2 peer group notes per month, and a monthly resident log).
  • Provide clinical advice and support during crises or sensitive clinical moments where home life staff need assistance.
  • Facilitate peer groups and parent groups in the home with the assistance of the home life team members.
  • Facilitate two family sessions a month with each family and build individual rapport with residents, offering individual counseling as needed.
  • Family session flexibility – offering evening hours one night a week and some Saturday morning and/or virtual counseling options if needed.
  • Develop an in depth understanding of resident and family’s genogram, family roles, grid, and dysfunctional pattern and develop a family goals game plan of interventions that will promote positive change.    
  • Provide insight to home life staff regarding family systems, structural therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, choice/consequence and parenting styles.
  • Complete other responsibilities assigned by the Program Director.  


  • Good character, discernment and integrity.
  • Balanced, astute and level-headed approach to their work.
  • Regularly attends church.
  • Agrees with Eagle Ranch statement of faith.
  • Self-motivated
  • Responsible
  • Teachable


  • Licensed Professional Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, or Clinical Social Worker; Master’s degree in social work, counseling, or related field.
  • Strong understanding of child development and family and group dynamics.
  • Strong understanding and ability to implement systemic, strategic, and structural work with families.
  • Willing to work split schedules of morning and evenings on occasion to accommodate family sessions, parent groups, and Parent Insight Nights.  
  • Ability to relate to a wide range of individuals from social, economic, emotional, and spiritual standpoints.
  • Ability to share one’s faith and integrate it into professional duties.  
  • Experience in counseling children, adolescents, and their families required.  
  • Skilled group facilitator with a thorough understanding of group dynamics.   


  • Good writing and verbal skills.  
  • Able to manage a flexible schedule.  
  • Required to be available for crisis intervention on an ongoing basis for three homes and for the entire program on a rotating basis.  

TO APPLY: Candidates should email their resume and cover letter to the attention of Wade Pearce, Senior Director of Programs, at and wait to be contacted. Applicants who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered.