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Residential Counselor/Instructor | VA

Residential Counselor/Instructor | VA

Keswick School

Keswick School
500 Little Keswick Lane
Keswick, Virginia 22947
United States


Posted on August 15, 2023


The Keswick School is a private, therapeutic, residential school serving boys, ages 9-17 years old who have learning disabilities and emotional challenges. The Keswick School is an award-winning program located in central Virginia, six miles east of Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia, and near the Blue Ridge Mountains.

We are best known for our history of success using a nurturing approach to help unique students grow and develop. We take pride in helping our students experience success, but also in the development of our staff as people and professionals.

The Residential Program seeks energetic, engaging applicants who have a passion for helping children experience personal growth. The Residential program offers students a setting to practice and learn interpersonal and life skills. Counselors are responsible for building therapeutic relationships, teaching Social Thinking © skills, planning engaging leisure activities, and supporting in life space counseling. The ideal applicant is a blended-professional who is organized, who can attend to details, who enjoys being physically active, and who can use inter-personal skills in supporting others.

Benefits of working for The Keswick School include:

  • Hands-on experience working with students having a wide range of social and emotional needs
  • Opportunities to consult with Educators and Psychologists on a daily basis
  • Participation in weekly professional development meetings
  • Implementing an innovative and proven behavioral intervention program
  • Being part of a Nationally Recognized, Award-Winning program
  • Mandt Crisis Intervention certification
  • Medical, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, and accident insurance
  • Tuition assistance, professional development scholarships, and student loan forgiveness
  • 401K Matching
  • $39,000 – 42,000 for full time with benefits


Job responsibilities include group management in a dorm living setting, helping students focus on their clinical goals while also facilitating social interaction, maintaining safety, leading activities, overseeing the daily life skills of students.


  • High school diploma/GED
  • Bachelor degree (preferred)
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Ability to pass standard background check



401(k), Life Insurance