Date Posted: November 4, 2020

Deadline: May 12, 2016

Organization: John de la Howe School

City: McCormick, SC

Website: View Website

Wages/Salary: 27,500.00


A High School Diploma.

PREFERRED: Bachelor's Degree in social work, human services, psychology, counseling, or related fields, or a combination of at least two years college education and work experience providing human/social/counseling services.

One year experience working with youth in a residential care setting. Knowledge of the Think Kids or other collaborative problem solving model. Knowledge of therapeutic crisis interventions.

Corrected typing speed of 25 words per minute.

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership and inter-personal skills, empathy, and a passion for working with troubled youth. A love of the outdoors, a sense of adventure and sense of humor are traits that will contribute to success in this role.

For more information about the John de la Howe School's Wilderness Program, visit the website at

Pre-employment background checks/screens will be conducted which include criminal records, child abuse registry, sex offender registry, and drug screening. The John de la Howe School is a drug-free workplace and associates of the John de la Howe School are subject to regular random drug testing.
The successful candidate will be required to undergo a post-employment medical examination.

Job Description:

The John de la Howe Wilderness Program is a year-round, twenty-four hour a day, outdoor, therapeutic camping program serving at- risk (behaviorally challenging) youth. Youth and Counselors (Chiefs) live in an outdoor camp setting.

The responsibilities of the Chief are to provide for the safety and welfare of students. Function as a member of and actively participate in a treatment team. Initiate positive, meaningful, experiences and interactions for a group of campers. Provide direction to campers during special events such as group games, fishing, swimming, hunting, horse and farm animal management, and arts and crafts. Facilitate group processes to resolve problems as they arise. Lead daily pow-wow, a positive self-evaluation session for campers. Supervise campers in a wide array of daily activities. Guide campers in working together to provide for their basic needs of shelter, food, and day-to-day requirements of living in the outdoors. Serve as a mentor and positive role model.

Work Schedule Varies
Contact Name:
Debbie Daniels
Application Process:
Apply online at