Griffith Centers for Children specializes in providing a full continuum of therapeutic treatment and academic services for boys, girls, and families. We are licensed and nationally accredited to serve children from birth to 21 years of age. We provide community programs such as family preservation, day treatment, education and counseling services. Griffith Centers also provides residential-based programs such as foster care and shared family care, respite services, adoption, group homes, residential treatment (staff secure and open) and independent living services.

The Griffith Centers for Children Chins Up is an Equal Opportunity Employer


  • Youth Treatment Counselor (Colorado Springs)
  • POSITION: Youth Treatment Counselor

    LOCATION: Colorado Springs, CO

    SCHEDULES AVAILABLE: Up to 40 hours per week

    GRIFFITH CENTERS for CHILDREN utilizes an experiential approach along with traditional forms of treatment for troubled boys. The experiential approach includes a ropes course, mountain climbing, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, snow boarding, camping, and hikes.

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Program implementation—Implementation of all lodge based treatment programs. Assist in the transportation of clients per supervisor’s request. Assist in providing recreational and leisure activities. Provide consistent messages to clients, avoid “power struggles” and intervene and assist in the resolution of crisis situations between clients. Provide consistent, full-time supervision for lodge clients at all times to ensure accountability of clients (especially note transition times to and from administration, school, gym, and evening/weekends). Special staff assignments as primary contact to assure regular face-to-face contact with clients. Required to implement and or participate in physical restraints of the clients when necessary. Provide routine documentation, prepare daily reports, and assist the team in completing treatment reports.

    ENVIRONMENT: Assure that the lodge is a clean, safe, healthy treatment environment, which meets all licensing requirements. Supervise and facilitate client care of the environment. Request via requisitions any resources necessary to fulfill this. Recommend any changes, which would enhance the treatment environment. Complete fire drills as necessary to assure compliance with the Griffith Centers for Children standards.

    QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of 60 credit hours from an accredited university. Experience of one year in a related field and demonstrated competence may be utilized to waive the college education.

    REQUIREMENTS: Must remain in on-going contact with the direct supervisor, work a minimum of one shift a month, attend mandatory in-service trainings and stay updated on the training requirements.

    If you have any questions please contact Larry Welch, Director of Human Resources at larry.welch@griffithcenters.org

    All applicants must be at least 21 years of age. All positions require background checks including employer, criminal, national sex offender, child welfare database, MVR, physical, TB, and drug test. This employer participates in the E-Verify program.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
    Location: Colorado Springs

    • This is a part-time job.
    • This is at a non-profit organization.
    • Please, no phone calls about this job