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Nashville Launch Pad

Overnight Youth Counselor

Nashville Launch Pad


Job Summary

Job Description

Help Nashville LGBTQ+ Young Adults experiencing homelessness in this rewarding overnight position. Nashville Launch Pad is starting an innovative program which goes beyond our regular emergency shelter. Guests will be in small groups of six with overnight accommodations in apartments.

The small staff to guest ratio means you have a chance to make a real impact on a young person coming off the streets or fleeing rejection or abuse from an intolerant family.

Your primary task is to create a welcoming, trauma-informed environment for the youth in our program and to make sure things are running smoothly.



Job Responsibilities

Keeping the guests on schedule for the evening hours

Dispensing and recording nighttime medication for guests who have them

Monitoring and enforcing guest chores each evening

Assisting guests with any interpersonal conflicts or disputes

Waking guests in the morning and helping guests with logistics around morning appointments they may have.

Writing a brief report at the end of each shift highlighting any significant events or issues with particular guests

Reporting any significant guest issues or needs to the case manager


The qualified candidate should have:

The ability to work a shift beginning at 8 pm and ending around 8 am one to three nights per week

The ability to engage and build rapport with our guests. This means initiating conversations and practicing active listening skills. If you can’t take a genuine interest in each guest you meet, this is not the job for you.

An even temperament with the ability to stay calm and problem-solve in a crisis.

A commitment to providing a safe and affirming space for LGBTQ youth.

A proven track record of reliability in a work environment, especially in terms of punctuality and minimal absences as well as communication of potential absences in a timely manner.

A strong sense of boundaries to keep relationships with guests professional and healthy.

An understanding of poverty, either through lived experience or previous work or volunteer positions, especially as it connects to issues of race, gender and sexuality.

An understanding of trauma-informed care.

Experience in de-escalation techniques.

Additional Information


We offer an 7%  of your salary to help offset your medical expenses.

How to Apply

Resume and cover letter to


  • Date Posted: May 13, 2022
  • Type: Part-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Start Date: 05/20/2022
  • Salary Range: starting at $16.50
  • Working Hours: 8 pm to 8 am 1 to 3 nights per week.