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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.

  • 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.
  • Applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications of the position will not be considered.
  • 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.  Packets are then forwarded to the director of the appropriate program for review. The complete screening process can take up to several weeks. No phone calls, please.
  • 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.
  • 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 and long-term disability 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:                   Maintenance Mechanic
UNIT:                            Administration
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $29,878 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:         May 1, 2017 at 5:00 PM

Responsible and reliable person needed to perform maintenance work for all Commission buildings, grounds and facilities. Duties include maintenance tasks such as installation, repair and replacement of mechanical, plumbing; HVAC and electrical systems, performing carpentry, masonry and landscaping; providing janitorial services and repair/installation of building components.  Minimum qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent and vocational training in one or more trade areas, along with 1-2 years experience performing building maintenance work.  Service vehicle provided.  Excellent benefits.

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POSITION:                   Reentry Case Manager
UNIT:                            Reentry 2nd Chance Program
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $33,712 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until Filled

Position works in collaboration with the local Juvenile Court Service Units and the Department Of Juvenile Justice ( DJJ) as part of the Reentry 2nd Chance initiative, a DJJ contract program, to implement an innovative and comprehensive system of services for youth returning to their communities from the Virginia Juvenile Correctional Centers (JCCs).  Will develop individual plans of care and deliver a range of targeted services and graduated sanctions and incentives, beginning work with assigned youth before their release from the JCCs and remaining with them through the entire re-entry process.  Strong assessment, counseling and case management skills are required.  Must have knowledge of the juvenile justice system and issues related to re-entry.  Ability to work flexible schedule and to be on call for crisis required.  Must provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) and be able to do occasional overnight travel.  Localities to be served include: Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Franklin, Isle of Wight and Southampton County.  Minimum requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in a criminal justice or human services field with 1 year working with at-risk adolescents.  Substance abuse experience/certification or other mental health licenses/certifications a plus.

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POSITION:                   Residential Counselor
UNIT:                            Lynnhaven Boys Home
LOCATION:                  2293 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA  23456
SALARY:                      $33,712 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position. To provide direct supervision, case management and individual, group & family counseling to at-risk adolescents in a residential group home for boys. Evening/weekend shifts required. Ideal candidate is competency-based, a strong team player, has worked in residential care and has individual, group & family counseling experience. Substance abuse experience a bonus. 1 year experience working with at-risk youth and bachelor’s degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling required.

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Hourly Group Home Workers

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:    $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. Minimum high-school diploma or GED and 1 year paid experience working in human services required. Degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling and experience with at-risk youth 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. Some 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