Opportunities with New Leaf Academy

New Leaf Academy offers a dynamic, progressive and supportive work environment for those interested in holding a job in the helping industry.  Located in beautiful Bend, Oregon we are nestled in the high desert at the base of the Cascade Mountains. Our facilities are located just outside of Bend, Oregon, a town that offers educational options, theater and arts, a robust outdoor community and a thriving downtown.  

New Leaf provides its employees with an extensive training program and a full benefits package including a generous paid time off program. We are dedicated to harnessing our staff’s passions and allowing them the opportunity to thrive in their interests. We employ over 30 full time employees to serve our student population of 25-28.

New Leaf Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity both in our student body and staff. We actively promote and recognize principles of fairness, equity, and social justice in relation to, and across, intersections of race, age, color, disability, faith, religion, ancestry, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, social class, economic class, ethnicity, gender identity and gender expression.

List of open positions:

Educational Assistant & Residential Counselor

This position includes time in both the residential and academic settings daily. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Guide students through their morning living routines while helping them to develop self-care skills
  • Support students in the classroom setting
  • Provide behavioral support to students in and out of the classroom as needed
  • Provide administrative support for the academic campus
  • Support a variety of student activities as needed

Minimum Requirements/Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Psychology, Human Development or related field
  • Experience working with youth with a wide range of abilities and learning styles and/or emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Ability to build relationships with youth while maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Excellent computer and organizational skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work within a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to give and receive feedback from co-workers and others. 
  • Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record

Schedule is Monday-Friday 5:45am-1:45pm.

Position is full-time, year-round (including holidays) and pays $14.50/hour.  Opportunity for hourly wage increase to $15.25 with development and training within first year of employment


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