Residential Coach – The Barry Robinson Center


Norfolk, VA

Do you like working with youth? Do you have a passion for helping youth from military families? Do you want to work for a mission-focused nonprofit organization? Do you want to be part of a collaborative team? Are you looking to gain knowledge and professional experience dealing with the growth and development in children, adolescents, and developmentally disabled youth? If you answered yes, then take a look at what The Barry Robinson Center can offer you.

We’re a residential treatment program serving adolescents, all of whom have a military connection. Our program is growing, and we’re looking to hire additional team members! The purpose of the Residential Coach position is to provide direct care supervision/welfare of clients while ensuring safety and protection of their human rights in accordance with agency policies and procedures. This involves building therapeutic relationships with the residents and being involved in their programming and treatment goals. We also offer a career ladder for this position, therefore you have the opportunity to grow as a leader within this industry!

Duties include but are not limited to build trusting and therapeutic relationships with clients in order to facilitate the client’s motivation/ability to change and to trust that the Treatment Plan is desirable and productive using caring and consistent social interactions. Monitor, supervise, guide clients to ensure safety, support and behavioral management, and accurately document clients’ behavior to communicate clients’ behavior, staff interventions and outcomes

We have remarkable outcomes with our residents and operate with a 4:1 staff to resident ratio. We offer extensive programming including life-skills, soft skills, recreational therapy, group therapy and fun outings too! We offer CPR and First Aide training and have a comprehensive benefits package for full-time employees.


Bachelors degree in Human Services; or Associates degree and 3 months experience working with children;

or High school graduate or GED certificate and have 6 months experience working with children.

Ideal candidate has a Bachelors degree in Human Services with six or more months experience working with children/adolescents in a mental health setting.

COVID-19 Policy: New Hires must provide a copy of the proof that they are fully vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to hire.

Traditional Schedule: Scheduled shifts throughout the week, includes every other weekend

-Weekday Evening shift: 2:30pm-11:00pm (evening differential each hour worked)

-Scheduled every other weekend: alternates each week between day shift (7:00 am -2:30 pm) and evening shift (2:30 pm – 11:00 pm) (weekend differential each hour worked)


Set Weekend Schedule:  Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday (Off every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)

– Friday/Monday: 2:30 pm- 11:00 pm (evening differential each hour worked)

-Saturdays & Sundays: alternates each week between day shift (7:00 am -2:30 pm) and evening shift (2:30 pm – 11:00 pm) (weekend differential each hour worked)


  • Full benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with company contribution
  • Company paid life and long-term disability insurance
  • Generous paid annual leave (Vacation)
  • Paid sick leave
  • 7 Paid Holidays (Juneteenth added 2022, and MLK being added in 2023)
  • Tuition reimbursement, details below:
  • $3,000 per calendar year after 6 months of tenure
  • $5,000 per calendar year after 2 years of tenure
  • Employee events and activities
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Annual performance reviews
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • And more!

The Barry Robinson Center provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.