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Woodward Academy Johnston, IA
  • Expired: 13 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Are you an enthusiastic individual who enjoys rewarding work in a unique, dynamic, and fun environment? Stuck in a job and seeking a career oriented position? If you answered Yes, Woodward Academy is the place for you. Woodward Academy offers a career path through its cross-functional environment. Woodward Academy is a juvenile centered program that focuses on education, vocations, and intramural / athletics.

  • We are currently seeking Youth Counselors
  • Open shifts: 3pm-11pm or 11pm-7am
  • $200 sign-on bonus after 90days
  • $12.00 to $12.75 /hour
  • $1,500 yearly bonus opportunities
  • Full benefits for full-time employees
  • High School or GED and DHS background required
  • Performance pay increase after 90days and 6mth period
  • 40hrs guaranteed with optional over-time
  • Daily pay program is offered instead of waiting to get paid
  • This position is located in Woodward, IA

Job Duties:

  • Supervise youth in activities in order to observe or effect changes in their social behavior.
  • Maintain the security of the facility and grounds.
  • Observe youth behavior in response to treatment efforts.
  • Participate in the treatment of the youth through observation, interaction, scoring, limit setting, and implementation of treatment plans; and assist in the development of a positive peer culture.
  • Escort youth to work, mealtime, recreation, education activities, and participate in their supervision and instruction. Our school's athletic department consist of Powerlifting, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Cross-Country, Track and Field and Basketball at a 2A level.
  • Maintain proper conduct and security of youth in work, recreation, and education; administer and record medication as ordered.
  • Limited one-to-one counseling.
  • Prepare periodic and special evaluations on assigned youth, report significant changes in social behavior and make recommendations for changes in assignments.
  • Provide crisis intervention with juveniles.
  • Give basic instruction in work, recreation and housekeeping activities.
  • Communicate orally and in writing all appropriate reports and information.


  • High school Degree or equivalent
  • Capable of participating in physical training activities

Full Time Employee Benefits:

BENEFITS may include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance after 60 days of employment
  • 401k
  • Short-term and long-term disability
  • Tuition reimbursement and loan program
  • Coaching opportunities
  • Free meals while working
  • Wellness program
  • 24/7 On-Site weight room and gym access
  • Birthday as a paid day off
  • 18 Days Paid time off
  • Holiday pay
  • Membership to local country club which includes golf course and swimming pool
  • $100 towards rent each month if you live within 15 miles of the facility
  • After you have been a WA Full-Time employee for 7 (seven) years you will receive four (4) weeks of paid time off. This does NOT count against your PTO hours.
  • Newly added DailyPay! It is a benefit that allows employees to voluntarily access a portion of their base wages in advance prior to pay day

Woodward Academy


Johnston, IA