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Detention Specialist/Mentor/Advocate

  • Rite of Passage
  • 28101 E Quincy Ave, Watkins, CO, USA
  • Mar 28, 2018
Full time Other

Job Description

Rite of Passage, Inc. is hiring Coach Counselors for its Ridge View Youth Services facility located in Watkins, CO (Southeast Aurora). Ridge View offers Colorado's at-risk youth a least restrictive, staff-secure Academic Model program to ensure public safety while promoting a normalized high school experience.

The Coach Counselor will provide safety and around-the-clock supervision for juvenile male students in a residential treatment facility. Position requires a minimum of 60 hours of college education and/or one (1) year of proven experience working with at-risk youth. Eligible for benefits after 90 days of employment. This position will connect you to a network of career growth opportunities.

Two shifts available: A-Shift ( Sun. - 1/2 Wed.) B-Shift (1/2 Wed. - Sat.) Nights (10:00 PM - 7:00 AM)

Sign on bonus of up to $1,000 available to qualified new hires during first year of employment.


  • Adheres to the facility schedule, assists with ensuring that the unit is on time for all elements and completes daily assignments
  • Assists with ensuring the daily schedule, including the PM Program, operates on time and the students participate in all of the scheduled activities as listed on the PM schedule.
  • Provides encouragement, guidance and resources to the students.
  • Models and ensures all program norms are upheld without compromise.
  • Acts as a positive role model and mentor for both staff and students.
  • Treats others with respect, confronts negative behavior and supports confrontations.
  • Provides consistent interactive supervision of student athletes to ensure the safety, health and welfare of staff and students at all times.
  • Ensures proper safe physical management techniques are followed at all times.
  • Assists other staff members with emergency situations.
  • Monitors students and prepares Daily Assessment Progress Notes. Completes required reports and documentation in a timely manner, provides management with required reports and advises of any problematic situations.
  • Provides feedback and interacts with students during the scheduled Guided Group Meetings.
  • Interacts during and supervises community service events
  • Assists with student transportation.
  • Encouraged to participate in at least 50% of the daily physical activities required of the students, as well as extra-curricular activities.
  • Ensures the highest standards are maintained to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and to ensure the program remains in compliance with agency licensing and company policy.


  • Completion of 60 hours of college education and/or one year of proven experience working with at-risk youth .
  • If required to operate a company vehicle during the course of employment, must meet the requirements to be an eligible ROP driver. Must possess a current State Driver's License and have an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years.
  • The ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.

Rite of Passage ensures our array of quality services meet juvenile justice system needs, providing a safe, pro-grammatically rich program with positive outcomes for youth. Our facilities are licensed, accredited and meet the highest standards and requirements of our industry. Meeting the students' needs and ensuring their health, safety and welfare is a key to our success. Only within this context of a safe and supportive environment can long-lasting behavioral changes be instilled.