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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.
    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:                            Executive Director
UNIT:                                     Tidewater Youth Services Foundation LOCATION:                           2404 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth, VA 23701 SALARY:                              $50,000 – $55,000 Commensurate with Experience CLOSING DATE:                  September 30, 2016 or until filled

The Tidewater Youth Services Commission is seeking a well-organized professional with a successful record of non-profit development experience to serve as the Executive Director of its 501(c)(3) charitable partner, The Tidewater Youth Services Foundation.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills/ experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years working in non-profit development / fundraising/ management
  • Grant Administration – grant writing/ reporting experience
  • Leadership – experience working and reporting to board of directors and coordinating volunteers
  • Financial Management – budgeting, reporting financial information, familiar with 501(c)(3) regulations
  • Event Planning – ability to coordinate and implement fundraising events from start to finish
  • Strong Public Speaker – strong communicator
  • Marketing – ability to create and execute marketing plan
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Desire to help at-risk and court-involved youth overcome their obstacles and become productive adults.

The Foundation’s Executive Director is an employee of Tidewater Youth Services Commission and reports to the Executive Director of the Commission, and to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

The Executive Director is responsible for the Foundation’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives.

Work involves:

1) Excellence in organizational management with ability to coach staff, set and achieve strategic objectives. Ability to manage a budget, implement, and manage strategic plan to obtain contributed funds through donations, grants, and special fundraising events.

2) Ensuring sound financial management, to include maintaining official records and documents to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. Preparing financial statements monthly and participating in annual audit.

3) Actively engage and energize the Foundation’s board of directors, staff, volunteers, partnering organizations, and funders.

4) Develop, maintain and support strong Board of Directors; serve as ex-officio of each committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction

5) Deepen and refine all aspects of communications, from web presence to external relationships with the goal of creating a stronger brand and understanding of the Foundation’s work in the community

6) Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

7) Ability to work effectively in collaboration with a diverse group of people

8) Being mission driven and self- directed individual who is passionate, has high integrity, and a positive attitude.

9) Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of juvenile justice.

We are looking for the candidate that will be the best fit for our unique organization, and are accepting applications from candidates interested in full-time employment.

For more information about Tidewater Youth Services Foundation, visit www.TYSFoundation.org.

To Apply: Submit state application, with cover letter, résumé, and current DMV record to The Tidewater Youth Services Commission, Attention: Betsy Roberts, Executive Director, Tidewater Youth Services Foundation. Mail to 2404 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth, VA 23701 or email: [email protected]

The Tidewater Youth Services Commission is an equal opportunity employer. Before beginning employment, the following are required: Background check and drug screening, CPR and First Aid Certification, TB Test and Physical, Reference Check, Proof of Degree (official transcript). This process can take up to two months following an offer of employment.

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POSITION:                   Part-Time Group Home Worker
UNIT:                            Apartment Living Program
LOCATION:                  717 20th Street, Virginia Beach, VA  23451
SALARY:                      $14.11 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

We are seeking a highly motivated, flexible individual to fill a part time group home worker position to provide direct supervision, case management and independent living skills to older adolescents living in an 8-bed apartment based residential program. Minimum qualifications are a high school diploma or GED and 1 year experience working with at-risk youth. Degree in human services preferred. Knowledge of the juvenile justice system and residential experience preferred. Good organizational, written & verbal skills important. Evening and weekend shifts are required.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $36,651 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position available for experienced counselor to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling to at-risk adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field from an accredited institution with at least 3 years paid professional experience or Master’s degree in human services or related field and 2 years paid professional experience. Master’s Degree and/or CSACs as well as experience working with at-risk youth strongly preferred. 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¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

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

Full-time position available for entry-level community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family, and group counseling to at-risk youth and their families. Bachelor’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution with at least one paid year of human service experience or a Master’s degree in human services with no experience required. Experience working with at-risk youth and CSAC’s are strongly preferred. 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¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Company phone provided.

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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. 1 year experience working with at-risk youth and a bachelor’s degree in human services or a counseling field is required.

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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 or related field required.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor (Entry Level)
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $16.21 – $17.62 per hour (part-time)
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

PT positions.  Community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family, and group counseling to at-risk youth and their families. Bachelor’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution with at least one paid year of human service experience or a Master’s degree in human services with no experience is required. Experience working with at-risk youth and CSAC’s are strongly preferred.  $15.74 -$17.11 per hour, commensurate with experience.  The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 54¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time.  Agency phone provided.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $17.62 – $20.00 per hour (part-time)
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Part-time positions available for experienced counselors to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling to at-risk adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. Bachelor’s degree in human services or related field from an accredited institution with at least 3 years paid professional experience or Master’s degree in human services or related field and 2 years paid professional experience. Master’s Degree and/or CSACs as well as experience working with at-risk youth strongly preferred. 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¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time.  Agency phone provided.

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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