Great Circle

About Great Circle

Great Circle is a behavioral health nonprofit that inspires life-changing hope through a broad spectrum of trauma-informed services. We deliver specialized programs to children and families throughout Missouri and Eastern Kansas. In collaboration with community partners and leaders, we empower families and children to find their strength and thrive.

Whether you’re looking for a summer job, an internship or if you’re ready to launch your career, Great Circle offers a wide range of job opportunities.
• Client services, positions include youth care specialists, cottage life supervisors, registered nurses & registered behavior technicians.
• Clinical & direct social services, positions include licensed/certified therapists, social workers & foster care case managers.
• Education, positions include teachers and counselors with specialized education/autism training, teacher’s assistants & support staff.
o Campus-based Great Circle Academy schools located in Columbia, Marshall, St. James and St. Louis, and community-based schools are in Independence and Lebanon.
• Administrative, support departments include finance, human resources, maintenance, food service, IT & more. Our administrative staff helps ensure seamless program delivery, a strong financial foundation, along with a safe, healthy environment for all clients.
• Outdoor/experiential learning, positions include summer counselors & year-round adventure guides.
o Great Circle’s Meramec Adventure Ranch in Steelville, Mo.
Join the team that brings hope and healing to our communities! Be a part of something great! View our current openings here.


Summer Guide

May 2019 - August 2019 Steelville, MO
“We worked with kids and teens that have been abused in every way imaginable. They are in a place in life where they really close everybody off especially if we tried showing them that we love and care about them. They are convinced that they are at fault for the abuse toward them, and they are unlovable. To prove this to us, they would sometimes cut themselves or lash out in violence toward us and others. I learned how to break down those social walls they built and speak to truth to the root of their problems instead of the initial response. They lost likely did not get in a fight because someone was annoying them. They got in a fight because their dad called them degrading names as a child, or their mom told them they'd never amount to anything. I learned to search for good qualities in them even though they weren't able to see them. Instead of them continuing with the idea that they're selfish and at fault, I could build a relationship with them and show them they are loving toward others and they are needed. They are not at fault for the wrong doing of others. ”
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