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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS BELOW MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY OR YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT

To apply for any vacant TYSC position, please follow the instructions below: 

APPLICATION PACKETS FOR ALL POSITIONS MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:  A completed and signed Virginia state application and a current (within 30 days) driving record.  Unofficial DMV records printed from the website are acceptable.  Resumes alone will not be accepted.  A complete packet must be submitted no matter which submission method is used.  Separate application packets must be submitted for each position.

  • On the application form, indicate the specific position for which you are applying under “Position applied for.”  Also, indicate the specific program advertising the vacancy under “Agency.”  Do not use Tidewater Youth Services Commission as the agency.
  • A resume, cover letter and/or certified transcripts  are recommended but not required with the application packet unless indicated in the specific listing.
  • Applications should be submitted to the address below unless otherwise specified:
    Human Resources
    TYSC Administrative Office
    2404 Airline Blvd.
    Portsmouth, VA  23701
    Fax: 757/488-9652        Phone:  757/488-9161
    E-mail:  [email protected]
  • To be considered for employment, the driving record must reflect zero or plus (0 or +)   points (for Virginia records) or no current violations/offenses (records from other states).  An unofficial online record is acceptable.  The individual driving record must contain the applicant’s name.
  • An equivalent combination of experience, education and training will be considered in lieu of the minimum education and experience requirements.
  • Experience required must be paid professional experience in human services.
  • Documents required in the application packet may be submitted by e-mail, but online application is not available.  A paper copy of the Virginia state application form may be obtained at  the TYSC administrative office at 2404 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA  23701. To download a blank form as a non-fillable Adobe PDF document, click here: Virginia State Application. For a fillable form, click here: Virginia State Application.Fillable Form
  • If an application deadline is listed for the position, packets received after the posted deadline will not be considered.  If there is no deadline, applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed periodically.
  • Applications submitted to Human Resources are screened to verify that the application packet is complete and that the applicant is qualified for the position.  Applicants will receive notice that their applications have been received.  Packets are then forwarded to the director of the appropriate program for review.  The complete screening process can take several weeks. No phone calls, please.
  • Current TYSC employees who are interested in applying for vacant positions must submit a TYSC Internal Application form and updated driving record.  Please see Human Resources for the application form.
  • A pre-employment drug screen will be required if selected.  CPR and First Aid certification is required for all counseling positions before a selected applicant may begin employment.  If a degree is required for the position, a certified transcript will also be required.
  • Individuals who have been convicted of “barrier crimes” are not eligible for employment as per the Code of Virginia, Section 63.2-1726.  For a list of barrier crimes, go to http://dss.virginia.gov/facility/lcpa.cgi.  Click on “Background Investigations” and then “Barrier Crimes.”
  • The excellent benefits package for full-time employees includes:  health insurance with Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield (including medical, dental, prescription, vision and mental health coverage); membership in the Virginia Retirement System (including pension and group life insurance as well as the option to purchase additional life insurance); a deferred compensation plan; a pre-paid legal services plan; eligibility for membership in two credit unions; and generous leave benefits.
  • Tidewater Youth Services Commission is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the Commission to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics or disability.

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POSITION:                   Assistant Program Director (full-time)
UNIT:                            Challenge Outreach for Youth
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $40,177 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:         July 17, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Assists in staff and budget management, along with the hiring, orientation, supervising, and evaluating of staff and other administrative tasks. Duties include supervision of field work, overseeing documentation standards, individual supervision with counselors, and assisting counselors in decision-making. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Also, the ability and interest to learn and become proficient with Electronic Monitoring and GPS technology. Maintaining a relationship with the local court service units and other referring agencies essential. Also assists in the orientation of new staff, revising procedures for efficiency, and the development of all training needs. Degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling, 3 years experience in human services and competency-based counseling experience is required. Supervision and program management experience as well as Juvenile Court experience is preferred. Work schedule: M-F, 9:00 AM-6:00 PM. Some after-hours/weekend work is necessary. On-call rotation with other administrators. Some travel in own vehicle required, mileage paid. Agency phone provided.

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POSITION:                   Program Coordinator (full-time)
UNIT:                            Tidewater Youth Services Foundation
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth VA  23701
SALARY:                      $36,351 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:         August 1, 2018 at 5:00 PM

 DESCRIPTION: Full-time position for a program coordinator with the Commission’s charitable foundation. Will facilitate Social Skills and Independent Living Skills groups for at-risk youth receiving Commission services, Duties include preparing reports, tracking outcomes and evaluating program effectiveness.  Will also coordinate and participate in therapeutic activities, as well as assist the TYSF Executive Director in planning and executing events. Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related human services field along with a minimum of 3 years paid professional experience in counseling or working with at-risk youth required.

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POSITION:                   Driver/Program Aide (part-time)
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $12.98 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled 

Part-time driver/program aide needed, hours 2-10 PM Sunday-Thursday. Must have the ability to provide supervision to at-risk teenagers while transporting them, using program van, to treatment groups throughout the Tidewater area. Transportation primarily in Va Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth & Norfolk.  Must have clean driving record (0 or + points).  High school diploma or GED required, experience driving 15-passenger van preferred.

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POSITION:                   Group Home Worker (part-time)
UNIT:                            Apartment Living Program
LOCATION:                   714 20th Street, Virginia Beach, VA  23451
SALARY:                      $14.11 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Highly motivated, flexible individual to provide direct supervision and counseling to young men ages 17-20 who are transitioning from direct care with the Department of Juvenile Justice. This is an apartment-based independent-living reentry residential program. Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or GED and 1 year equivalent paid professional experience in human services or Bachelor’s degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling with no experience required.  Degree and knowledge of the juvenile justice system and residential experience preferred. Good organizational, written & verbal skills important. Regular hours Sunday-Thursday, 8 PM-Midnight (20 hours per week).  Must be available for additional day hours for training and staff meetings which will be scheduled in advance.

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POSITION:                   Group Home Worker (full-time)
UNIT:                            Lynnhaven Boys Home
LOCATION:                  2293 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA  23456
SALARY:                      $29,351 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Highly responsible, well-organized individual to fill a full-time position. Day, evening and overnight shifts required. The group home worker will provide direct supervision and support to residents in a group home for adolescent boys. Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or GED and 1 year equivalent paid professional experience in human services or Bachelor’s degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling with no experience.  Experience working with at-risk adolescents and degree preferred. Good organizational, written & verbal skills important. Will engage in physical activities with residents.

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POSITION:                   Juvenile Conference Committee Assistant Coordinator (part-time)
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  Suffolk Juvenile Court Service Unit, 150 N Main Street, Suffolk VA  23434
SALARY:                      $16.21 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

DESCRIPTION: Part-time position available for an experienced human services counselor/worker to assist in coordinating and implementing the activities and services of a diversion program for juveniles who have committed misdemeanor or status offenses.12.5 hours per week. Duties are providing direct services to juveniles and their families to include group facilitation, maintaining juvenile files, coordinating community service, collaborating with juvenile courts and court service units, and supervising volunteers. Minimum Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field from an accredited institution with at least 1 year paid professional experience in human services required, with at-risk youth preferred.. Experience in recruiting, training and supervising volunteers preferred. Position requires flexible hours to include morning, afternoon and some evening hours. Position is based in the Suffolk Court Service Unit, but includes travel to Franklin, Isle of Wight and Southampton Counties.  The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel time. Agency phone provided.

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POSITION:                   Intensive Supervision Counselor (part-time)
UNIT:                            Challenge Outreach for Youth
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $16.21 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Part-time counseling positions available with Challenge Outreach, an alternative to juvenile detention, monitoring and counseling of families of delinquent youth in their home. Counseling of families in the home, travel in own vehicle required; flexible schedule required including weekends, weekday evenings and especially daytime hours. Work involves meeting with assigned youths and their families in their home; providing assistance; modeling behaviors; reinforcing positive actions. Prepares records of client visits, progress, and case notes; responds to emergencies and crisis interventions as needed; and establishes working relationships with families, court personnel, referral agencies, and other service providers. Experience in family counseling and counseling model, home visit experience, knowledge of juvenile court system preferred. Bachelor’s degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling and 1 year experience in human services required, with at-risk youth/families preferred. Mileage reimbursed.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor I (full-time)
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $33,712 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position with consistent pay for community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family, and group counseling to at-risk youth and their families throughout Tidewater. Bachelor’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution with at least one year of paid professional experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling or a Master’s degree in human services with no experience required. Hours vary, position requires flexible hours to include morning, afternoon and evening hours. Majority of work hours required for the position are between the hours of 10:30am-8:30pm Mon-Fri with some weekend hours if necessary. The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor II (full-time)
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $36,351 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position with consistent pay for experienced community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling to at-risk adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. Master’s degree in in a human services discipline from an accredited institution and 2 years paid professional experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling required. Hours vary, position requires flexible hours to include morning, afternoon and evening hours. Majority of work hours required for the position are between the hours of 10:30am-8:30pm Mon-Fri with some weekend hours if necessary. The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor III (full-time)
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $39,000 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position with consistent pay for community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling to at-risk adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. Master’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution and 3 years paid professional experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling, as well as additional credential such as CSAC required. Hours vary, position requires flexible hours to include morning, afternoon and evening hours. Majority of work hours required for the position are between the hours of 10:30am-8:30pm Mon-Fri with some weekend hours if necessary. The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

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POSITION:                   Residential Counselor
UNIT:                            Crisis Intervention Home
LOCATION:                  811 13th Street, Virginia Beach, VA  23451
SALARY:                      $33,712 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position. To provide direct supervision, case management and individual, group and family counseling to at-risk adolescents in a co-ed residential group home. Evening/weekend shifts will be required. Must transport residents in 12 or 15-passenger van as necessary. Ideal candidate is competency-based, flexible, a strong team player, has worked in residential care and has counseling experience. 1 year paid professional experience working in human services required, with at-risk youth preferred.  A bachelor’s degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling field is required.  Excellent benefits.

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POSITION:                   Residential Counselor
UNIT:                            Westhaven Boys Home
LOCATION:                  3515 Race Street, Portsmouth, VA  23707
SALARY:                      $33,712 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position. To provide direct supervision, case management and individual, group and family counseling to at-risk adolescents in a residential group home for boys. Evening/weekend shifts will be required. Ideal candidate is competency-based, flexible, a strong team player, has worked in residential care and has counseling experience. Must transport residents in 12 or 15-passenger van as necessary.  A bachelor’s degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling and 1 year experience in human services is required, experience with at-risk youth preferred.

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POSITION:                   Residential Counselor
UNIT:                            Apartment Living Program
LOCATION:                  714 20th Street, Virginia Beach, VA  23451
SALARY:                      $33,712 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position in 8-bed residential program for young men ages 17-20 who are transitioning from direct care with the Department of Juvenile Justice. This is an apartment-based independent-living reentry residential program. To provide direct supervision, case management and individual, group and family counseling. Evening/weekend shifts will be required. Must transport residents in 12 or 15-passenger van as necessary.  Ideal candidate is competency-based, flexible, a strong team player, has worked in residential care and has counseling experience. 1 year paid professional experience in human services required, with at-risk youth preferred.  Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, human services or a counseling field is  required.  Excellent benefits.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor I (part-time)
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $16.21 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until Filled

Part-time positions for community-based counselors to provide intensive individual, family, and group counseling to at-risk youth and their families throughout Tidewater. Bachelor’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution with at least one year of paid professional experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling or a Master’s degree in human services with no experience required. Hours vary, position requires flexible hours to include morning, afternoon and evening hours. Majority of work hours required for the position are between the hours of 10:30am-8:30pm Mon-Fri with some weekend hours if necessary. The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor II (part-time)
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $17.62 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until Filled

Part-time positions for community-based counselors to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling to at-risk adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. Master’s degree in in a human services discipline from an accredited institution and 2 years paid professional experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling required. Hours vary, position requires flexible hours to include morning, afternoon and evening hours. Majority of work hours required for the position are between the hours of 10:30am-8:30pm Mon-Fri with some weekend hours if necessary. The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

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Hourly Group Home Workers

Apartment Living Program
714 20th Street
Virginia Beach, VA  23451

Lynnhaven Boys Home
2293 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA  23456

Westhaven Boys Home
3515 Race Street
Portsmouth, VA  23705

Crisis Intervention Home
811 13th Street
Virginia Beach, VA  23451

Salary:    $14.11 per hour

Hourly positions, evenings and weekends, 10-20 hours per week. These are not on-call positions, they require a commitment to a set monthly schedule. To provide direct supervision and support to adolescents in residential programs. Must transport residents in 12 or 15-passenger van as necessary. Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or GED and 1 year equivalent paid professional experience in human services or bachelor’s degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling with no experience.  Experience working with at-risk adolescents and degree preferred.

Deadline:  Open until filled

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Relief Counselors

Apartment Living Program
717 20th Street
Virginia Beach, VA  23451

Lynnhaven Boys Home
2293 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA  23456

Westhaven Boys Home
3515 Race Street
Portsmouth, VA  23705

Crisis Intervention Home
811 13th Street
Virginia Beach, VA  23451

Salary:    $12.58 per hour

TYSC employs relief counselors in all of  our residential facilities, to provide counseling and supervision to  adolescents. Work is on an as-needed basis, serving as relief for regular  staff.  Evenings/weekends required. Experience with troubled youth  preferred.  Qualified applicants will be placed in a pool to be accessed when a group home is in need of relief counselors.

Deadline:  Open until filled