Website Shelterwood (Christian Residential Treatment Center for Struggling Teens)

Residential Care Mentor Job Summary:


We are hiring individuals looking to become life-changing mentors for at-risk teens. Driven by faith, it is through life-on-life relationships that our residential care mentors communicate wisdom, direction, hope, and encouragement to teenagers struggling with mental and behavioral conditions.


Shelterwood Academy is a Christ-centered therapeutic boarding school for at-risk teenagers. Our mission is to bring healing and hope to teens, and restoration to families. Residential care mentors are able to make an impact in the lives of our teens through building relationships, developing trust, and modeling good character. Our teens come from all parts of the country, as do our residential care mentors.


Residential care mentors are provided with housing on our campus in the Kansas City area, utilities included, meals included, excellent health benefits, plus a biweekly pay structure. If you are looking to join a team of residential care mentors that are compassionate, eager to learn, and willing to support teens through challenging times in their lives, you would be a great addition to Shelterwood!


Minimum Qualifications:

A sincere faith in Jesus Christ
A college degree and/or experience working with teenagers
A one-year commitment
Must live on campus (dorm-style accommodations; no pets allowed)
Must be at least 21 years of age
Must hold a valid driver’s license




Helpful Skills:

Time management
A growth mindset
Good verbal communication
Ability to work well with a team
Spiritual maturity
Healthy boundary setting
Relational skills


A Typical Day:


7am-3pm -> help teens develop and maintain structure through wake up calls, completing chores, eating breakfast, going to school, and attending therapy groups. While teens are in school, residential care mentors complete various administrative tasks throughout the residence.


2pm-10pm -> help teens grow relationally, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and mentally by engaging with teens in activities. Activities vary daily and are planned by residential care mentors and the rest of the team. Examples of activities may include bowling, watching a movie, painting, journaling, bible studies, going to the gym, intentional conversations, 1 on 1 or small group hangouts, going for a hike, visiting a museum, etc.




Work Schedule:


All residential care mentors are scheduled to work 40-45 hours per week: 5 shifts per week; 1 shift per day; approximately 8 hours per shift with any overtime as needed. Residential care mentors work a combination of morning shifts and evening shifts.




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