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Support Staff

Come work with our incredible support staff teams! Predictable schedules with built-in overtime and multiple consecutive days off to plan activities with friends and family! 

Regular opportunities for voluntary overtime if desired. Health benefits available and PTO offered! Currently hiring for Support Staff teams – apply for the schedule that works best for you!         

Support Staff Job Description

White River Academy in Delta, UT is actively seeking hardworking and motivated full-time Support Staff to provide direct care and support for our residential male students ages 12-18.


Can you present yourself in a professional and confident manner? Are you cool under pressure? Do you enjoy mentoring others? Are you self-motivated and looking for a career? Do you want to make a difference daily?

If yes, please keep reading!


We provide fantastic benefits and perks, including on-shift meals and the opportunity to impact

the lives of youth. Additionally, we offer medical, a health savings account (HSA), dental, vision benefits. 


If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, apply today!



White River Academy is a leading therapeutic boarding school for adolescent boys ages 12 to

18. Our highly experienced team of therapists and staff members partner with families to help their sons heal through a wide range of trauma, compulsions or addictions.

Though your Support Staff role is extremely satisfying, it also has its challenges. You have to adhere to industry protocols and assure you maintain discipline among students. Your empathy comes through in your interactions with each student, family and staff member you work with. You also maintain proper professional boundaries at all times. You must display exemplary behavior and follow employee guidelines as all of our team members are a direct beacon of the culture we have here at White River Academy. 



  • 21+ years of age

  • Pass a background check

  • Pass drug screening


Do you enjoy working with people? Are you calm but quick to respond? Do you have good judgment? Are you interested in starting a rewarding career? If yes, you may be perfect for our open Support Staff position!


Shift Options Include: 


  • Day Shift with four consecutive days on, four consecutive days off (12-hour shifts, 8am – 8pm)

  • Weekday Night Shift with four consecutive nights on, three consecutive days off (Monday -Thursday, 12-hour shifts, 8pm – 8am)

  • Weekend Night Shift with three consecutive nights on, four consecutive days off (Friday – Sunday, 12-hour shifts, 8pm – 8am)


The ideal candidate for this Support Staff position is someone with patience, understanding and shows strong leadership skills. This candidate may have grown children, or worked with teen-age children for some time in another similar setting. You should have a passion for working with struggling boys and have the capacity to manage the complexities that angry, rebellious, hurting, and disrespectful teenage boys can create. You must be able and willing to serve as an authority for these boys, and as a mentor while showcasing the values and mission of White River Academy. 


The ideal candidate should possess most, if not all of the following skills:

  • Self discipline and the ability to give feedback and work in a team environment

  • Communication skills with other adults and with children

  • Ability to authoritatively “hold the line” with patience and grace

  • Understanding of trauma in children, and the importance of steadiness for a child in their chaotic times

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