Youth Worker/Direct Care – Pine Mountain Boys Academy at Teen Challenge
Columbus, GA

Youth Worker/Direct Care - Pine Mountain Boys Academy

Job Description/Summary: Pine Mountain Boys Academy, a Christian boarding school for at-risk teen boys ages 12-17, is looking for energetic, responsible, team players that will commit to meeting the daily needs of teen boys in a residential setting. The Direct Care position requires candidates to live on campus in ministry-provided housing.

The relationship formed between Direct Care staff and students provides a bridge of communication that supports, sustains, and brings effectiveness to the counseling arena, and program activities, and further creates an atmosphere of love and acceptance. In this position, the Direct Care staff will communicate wisdom, direction, hope, and encouragement to hurting teenagers.

Through specialized training including trauma-informed care, Pine Mountain Boys Academy seeks to bring young men hope, healing, and life-long skills to thrive.  You bring a calling and the heart to serve troubled teens and their families; we will provide the tools and training to fulfill that calling!


Type of Candidate/Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree in related fields such as youth ministry, psychology, etc. is preferred, but we will train the right person who possesses a heart for ministry and prior experience such as youth ministry, camp counselor, residential care, house parent, etc.
A background check and pastoral and/or ministerial leader reference is required
At least 21 years of age and a good driving record for the past 3 years
Necessary Skills

An ability to lead and direct
Time management and conflict resolution skills
Good communication skills, verbal and written
Why Work Here?

Pine Mountains Boys Academy is nestled away in a stunning, secluded area near Georgia mountains and rivers with access to many outdoor activities. This 36-acre property offers activities that staff participate in with the students like raising rabbits and chickens, archery, canoeing, hammock camping, gardening, and more. Pine Mountain Boys Academy has a unique schedule that allows for many evenings to be open, compared to other direct care positions.

Pine Mountains Boys Academy desires to bring on staff that adds to their existing positive, high-character culture. There is a focus on professional and personal development for staff with strong accountability. This program uses an integrated approach of trauma-informed care and spiritual growth for both students and staff.

Receive competitive pay and benefits including signing bonus, health insurance, vacation days, sick days, holiday pay, employee referral bonus, and length of service bonus.  In addition, an on-campus apartment, utilities, and meals are provided.

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Teen Challenge
15 W 10th St
Columbus, Georgia 31901


Janice Roberts

[email protected]


Columbus, GA
Job type
Full Time
Pay rate
Ordained position
Exempt status
Administrative and Support Services
Educational Services