A typical day is school in the AM, following an agenda, group discussion and recreation. Constant youth crisis, constant management demands without direction. Its not an environment conducive for the Residential Counselor's. I can say however, with the amount of hours put in, you can really earn a good wage. Of course, it will take a toll on your health, but you can get what you need. Co-workers are great. They really endure a heavy load of criticism from management without, once again, the best support. But they stay focus because of there care for the youth. The hardest part of the job is not working with the youth, but the constant unnecessary management changes with no direction. So your working to stay within guidelines, but there is no direction. So that brings write-ups, coaching sessions and ultimately termination out of your control. The one thing I can say I enjoyed are the youth. Even in there most trying time, they keep there spirits as uplifted as possible and to feel there resilience and respect given, really shows where they are mistaken. So as a Counselor, the youth were a pleasure to encounter on a daily basis.