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Rite of Passage GROUP LEADER - All Male Residential Facility in Watkins, Colorado



  1. Ensures all schedules are posted and followed on a daily basis. Adheres to the daily schedule, ensures the

schedule is maintained in all elements and the houses are on time for all elements. Ensures the PM

Program operates on schedule and the students participate in all of the scheduled activities as listed on the

PM Schedule.

  1. Organizes all program elements efficiently to promote positive behavioral traits with the students and

ensures staff supervises all elements effectively to reduce incidents.

  1. Provides consistent interactive supervision of Coach Counselors and student athletes to ensure the safety,

health and welfare of staff and students at all times.

  1. Ensures the coaching staff maintains compliance with all current policies and procedures, the Site

Operations Manual and licensing regulations.

  1. Ensures staff maintains age appropriate relationships with the students and that the student personal rights

are intact.

  1. Develops the athletic training schedules and weekend intramural competition and assists with coaching

sports or vocations, if applicable.

  1. Ensures adequate classroom coverage by direct-care staff, afternoon sports and vocational programs have

adequate staffing of 6:1 ratio and that the staff is actively involved in the programs.

  1. Ensures the PE Program is operated in compliance with the Site Operations Manual and that the daily

scores and grades are recorded in the PE Grade Books, if applicable.

  1. Provides staff coverage on logistical requirements in conjunction with the Program Manager/Director.

  2. Attends all major program elements and community service outings. Interacts during and supervises

community service events and extra-curricular activities.

  1. Assists with facilitating the scheduled Positive Skill Development Group Meetings, provides feedback and

interaction with students and staff.

  1. Monitors students and prepares Daily Plan Notes.

  2. Completes the vehicle checklist on a daily basis.

  3. Completes any Type I packets including making the appropriate notifications.

  4. Conducts Coach Counselor hiring, evaluations, commendations, reprimands and dismissals.

  5. Reviews and approves Coach Counselor time and attendance.

  6. Assists with developing Coach Counselors by conducting daily training sessions and action plans.

  7. Provides encouragement, guidance and resources to the staff and students when needed.

  8. Models and ensures all program norms are upheld without compromise.

  9. Acts as a positive role model and mentor for both staff and students.

  10. Treats others with respect, confronts negative behavior and supports confrontations.

  11. Ensures proper safe physical management techniques are followed at all times.

  12. Assists other staff members with emergency situations.

  13. Encouraged to participate in at least 50% of the daily physical activities required of the students.

  14. Completes required reports and documentation in a timely manner; collects, collates and summarizes all

weekly paperwork. Provides management with required reports and advises of any problematic situations.

  1. Complies with and implements the Rite of Passage Policies and Procedures as detailed in the appropriate


  1. Ensures the highest standards are maintained to prevent illegal, unethical, or improper conduct and to

ensure the program remains in compliance with agency licensing and Rite of Passage policies and procedures. 28. Assists with the correction of deficiencies and quality improvement efforts. 29. Attends and participates in all required meetings. 30. Commits to attending and tracking all training and staff development classes in order to ensure sufficient hours of training for this position and all supervised staff are completed on an annual basis. Notifies the supervisor if annual training hours are deficient. 31. Other duties as assigned, verbally or in written form.


  1. Participates in Site, Region and/or Company events as required.


  1. Internal Applicants must be a Coach Counselor with no less than standard performance and at least six

months of experience at Rite of Passage. External candidates must have prior experience working with at-

risk youth, at least 60 hours of college education and/or military experience.

  1. Supervisory experience preferred.

  2. Good interpersonal skills including the ability to interview potential employees.

  3. Must meet the requirements to be an eligible ROP driver. Must possess a current State Driver’s License

and have an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years.

  1. Strong knowledge of overall company operations and an ability to understand correlations between internal

operating departments.

  1. Ability to pass a criminal background clearance check, drug screen, physical and TB test.

  2. Ability to perform work with little or no supervision.

  3. Ability to utilize resources available to complete assigned projects.

  4. Ability to prepare written reports and correspondence.

  5. Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

  6. Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing.

  7. Able to work in excess of 40 hours per week with the possibility of a varied schedule.

  8. Must be able to maintain a high level of confidentiality.

  9. Must have excellent organization and time management skills.

  10. Ability to build and maintain positive internal and external relationships.

  11. Ability to provide exemplary customer service to all employees and outside constituents.

  12. Ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a multi-task environment.

  13. Must be flexible and able to handle multiple priorities, with the ability to adjust to high pressure and rapidly

changing business conditions.

  1. Proficient in the use of computers and associated software.

Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from social services, welfare agencies and juvenile courts. For 35 years, we have developed and operated a continuum of programs based on the needs of youth and our placing agencies. With an emphasis on evidence-based practices and positive skill development, combined with our supportive and therapeutic approach, our organization is respected by industry experts as a highly effective solution for our youth. Since 1984, over 25,000 youths have entered and completed our programs. Rite of Passage has built its reputation on running life-changing educational treatment programs that positively contribute to the community.Our employees are dedicated, passionate individuals that are committed to inspiring positive change in the lives of youth. Becoming a member of the Rite of Passage team is more than just a job, it’s an opportunity to create a meaningful career with a company driven by its powerful mission to make a difference.




  • High School or better


  • Bachelors or better in Human Services



  • External candidates must have prior experience working with at- risk youth, at least 60 hours of college education and/or military experience.

  • Internal Applicants must be a Coach Counselor with no less than standard performance and at least six months of experience at Rite of Passage.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)