Working For Koba

As an employee of Koba Institute, you will join a vibrant, energetic staff committed to making a difference in the lives of disturbed children. Here, your talents and skills will be utilized so that you can reach your fullest potential in a challenging, rewarding work environment. Koba Institute also offers a comprehensive benefits package to all employees, which includes:

  • Group medical insurance
  • Group dental insurance
  • Group term life insurance
  • Group accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Group long-term disability insurance
  • Worker’s compensation
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

We are also committed to developing our employees’ skills and knowledge base, and as such we offer a tuition reimbursement program to those employees who wish to get a more advanced degree in an area relating to their work specialty.


Who We're Looking For

In general, Koba Institute prefers to hire those who have at least an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution. Prospective candidates must have good work habits—being punctual, conscientious, and responsible are musts for working in a demanding, at times stressful environment.

Beyond the basics, we love to find people who are energetic self-starters with the ability to juggle multiple tasks and think on their feet. Koba Institute is a high-pressure environment that has the potential to yield high rewards to the right candidate. Most importantly, we are eager to hire those individuals who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of disturbed children.


Job Profiles

Below are profiles of the types of positions we generally have available at Koba. Please study the descriptions of qualifications and desired skills before you applying.


Behavior Specialist
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Experience in a special education setting working with children with disabilities, especially students with emotional or behavioral disorders is extremely desirable. Must demonstrate superior proficiency in writing and implementing effective behavioral programming for students with severe disabilities, exercising judicious initiative and excellent organizational skills.
The fundamental role of Behavior Specialist is to provide direct interventions, consequences, and appropriate behavioral programming to students and to deliver consultation and staff development services to teaching personnel, related service staff and parents. The specialist will also write behavior management plans, chart behaviors, keep statistics, evaluate progress of IEP goals, and the components of an individual’s or the schools behavior management methodologies.





Social Worker
Any applicant for Social Worker should be a LCSW-C or LCSW with LCSW-C process almost complete. Social Workers may be hired for either the Focus Point School, the Mansion at Focus Point, or both programs. Their responsibilities include working with the treatment team, parents and resident to develop an Individualized Treatment Plan, providing clinical supervision to the Youth Managers, preparing and presenting in-service training sessions, and providing crisis intervention.

Youth Counselor
The Mansion at Focus Point program has a staff of dedicated Youth Counselors, who serve as mentors and are expected to provide direct guidance and assistance to Mansion residents. Because this program operates a twenty- four-hour facility, counselors will be expected to work a flexible schedule (night, day & evening shifts).

Also, as staff members who will be in constant contact with at-risk youth, successful applicants are required by law to have a criminal history records investigation. The minimum required qualifications for being a youth counselor are a college degree with an emphasis on human services or a high school degree with at least two years experience working with youths, parents, and families with special needs. Responsibilities include:

  • Providing a Constructive role model for residents in the program, talking with and observing them at all times
  • Maintaining the program facility in an orderly manner
  • Conducting group and individual counseling as well as educational sessions
  • Leading daily program activities

Residential House Manager and Assistant Manager
Koba periodically hires House Managers to be the general supervisor of one of our group homes, and Assistant Managers to work under senior management. All prospective candidates for this position must at least have a college degree in business, hospitality, public administration or related, or at least three-five years of direct experience working in a management position with adolescents.

Responsibilities for this position include supervising and evaluating all youth counselors, providing coverage in emergency staff shortage situations, conducting individual and group counseling sessions, and providing support to parents and agency workers.

They should also prepare financial estimates and administer budgets, develop organization policies and draft operational handbooks, implement quality control and manage personnel. The candidates should be able to make recommendations to senior management for policy change by using statistical data policies and analysis.


How to Apply

Unless noted otherwise in the job description, please send a cover letter and resume via email to or via fax to 240-241-5556 (e-mail preferred). We will contact you within a few days if we wish to request an interview.