Even in these uncertain times, we are still hiring for new staff. Being outdoors all day in our enclosed, secure environment does have advantages.
What is Timber Ridge?
Timber Ridge is a wilderness treatment center, designed to provide a 6-15 month program that rehabilitates at-risk boys between the ages of 12 and 17. We are located near the Uwharrie National Forest about 15 miles south of Salisbury, North Carolina. The large cities of Greensboro, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte are all within a 45-minute drive as well.
What is a Group Leader?
We currently have openings for our counselor/group leader positions. As a group leader you would live with a group of eight to ten teen aged boys in a wilderness setting for the duration of your shift. You will help the group make their time goals, guide them in problem solving, and lead them in activities and work projects designed to improve confidence and cooperation. These boys are all here to receive help for whatever emotional or behavioral problems they've had in their lives. They receive treatment primarily through the group living process, but also meet monthly with licensed counselors who help them resolve their familial issues.
What's the schedule?
Group leaders work a rotating schedule consisting of three days on and three days off. Thus, your days off move back by one day every week. You will live here, onsite, for your three day shift, and then leave to go home for three days. Ideally, your group will will take a 3-day canoeing or backpacking trip in the Southeast each year.
What is the benefit package?
The annual average pay starts at $33,000 per year. Timber Ridge offers many benefits as well, including:
- 10 vacation days per year (which do rollover from year to year, and may be cashed in if you don't want to use them)
- 12 sick days per year (which also accrue, but cannot be resold)
- BCBS health insurance and dental insurance starting after 60 days
- 5% annual raises
- room for growth and leadership; a promotional cycle based on experience and ability with accompanying pay raises
- access to our 401(k) plan after a year of employment
- meals and lodging are also provided when you're on shift
What is the website? If you would like further information, please visit our website www.trtc.net
We prefer our candidates to possess either a four year degree, preferably in a human services field, or some other experience that would help you in the field (military service, Boy Scout training, etc). The nature of the position requires a level of emotional maturity, but we do not require any previous experience in counseling, social work, or child care. Above all, working at Timber Ridge requires the willingness to help others, the patience to deal with emotionally and behaviorally challenged teenage boys, and the ability to succeed in an outdoor environment.
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Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $33,000.00 per year
Working outdoors has it's benefits in this time. Staff all wear masks and take temps daily, and residents do not leave the facility for home visits.
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment
This Job Is:
A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks)
A good fit for applicants with gaps in their resume, or who have been out of the workforce for the past 6 months or more
A good job for someone just entering the workforce or returning to the workforce with limited experience and education
Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma