Ozark Trails Youth Services Life Coach Willow Springs, MO · Full time

Adolescent mentor


Ozark Trails Academy

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with adolescents who struggle with mental health issues and have difficulty forming healthy relationships.

- This position offers mornings, nights and potentially some weekends

- Full-time or Part-time (shifts are 7am-3:30pm and 1:30pm-9:30pm)

- Opportunity to grow into other positions

- Great family environment where you are valued as an employer

Life Coach: Coaches have a unique and valuable role in the program. You are vital to treatment being successful. You will solely spend your time with the students. You are an active participant with the students, while modeling our program and keeping the group safety. You provide structure, physical and emotional safety, and leadership to students in the therapeutic and academic milieu. Coaches also work closely with the Clinical and Academic Staff to support individual student’s progress in their treatment. This can only be done through strong interpersonal relationship skills, proactive interventions, and involvement. Responsibilities include:

Develop positive working relationships with students through:

  • Teaching and modeling the principles found in the Anatomy of Peace
  • Daily interaction modeling healthy relationships and appropriate boundaries in the milieu
  • Model collaborative problem solving, relationship skills and life skills
  • Respond calmly and appropriately to crises situations using Aegis training

Foster treatment alliances with the students. Duties include:

  • Setting and holding clear and healthy boundaries
  • Encouraging positive influence
  • Be present and engaged with the students
  • Help things go right and intervene when necessary
  • Participate in Parent Weekends
  • Assist in creating, keeping, and maintaining a safe environment
  • Utilize your unique talents and skills

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Weekends as needed


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • Driver's License (Required)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Work Location: In person


$15 - $17 per hour