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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 THEFOLLOWING INFORMATION:  A completed and signed Virginia state application and a current (within 30 days) driving record.  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).
  • Applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications of the position will not be considered.
  • If a faxed or e-mailed application packet is submitted, a hard copy of the       packet with an original signature will be required if the applicant is selected for an interview.
  • 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.  The status of individual applications is not known until the individual program director makes his or her selection.  SELECTED APPLICANTS WILL RECEIVE A CALL OR E-MAIL.
  • 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 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.

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POSITION:                   Program Director
UNIT:                            Apartment Living Program
LOCATION:                  717 20th Street, Virginia Beach, VA  23451
SALARY:                      $44,988 – $49,487 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Will oversee the opening and management of all aspects of the operations and programming of a regionally-based, 8-bed (four apartments) independent living program for youth ages 17-21 returning to the community from Department of Juvenile Justice Juvenile Correctional Centers.  Must have experience working with youth in residential settings, knowledge of the reentry process, and knowledge of the juvenile justice and human services systems.  Must have demonstrated ability to coordinate care with multiple agencies.  Strong management, program development, counseling and supervisory skills are required.  Substance abuse experience a plus.  Minimal qualifications are a bachelor’s degree in human services or related field and at least 5 years total experience with 2 years supervisory experience.

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POSITION:                      Executive Director of the Commission’s Charitable Foundation UNIT:                              Tidewater Youth Services Foundation
LOCATION:                    2404 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth, VA  23701 COMPENSATION:          Part time ($21.50 – $23.65 per hour)                                                           Full time ($44,720 – 49,192, with full benefits)                                                       Commensurate with Experience
CLOSING DATE:             August 14, 2015 or until filled

Tidewater Youth Services Commission is seeking a well-organized professional to serve as the Executive Director of its 501(c)(3) charitable partner, Tidewater Youth Services Foundation.  The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and energetic, with a positive attitude and a 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) designing, implementing, and managing plans to obtain contributed funds through donations, grants, special fundraising events, etc., 2) maintaining official records and documents to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, 3) ensuring sound financial management, 4) maintaining a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of juvenile justice. Click on the link to read the job description:
TYSF – ED job description – Updated July 2015

We are looking for the candidate that will be the best fit for our unique organization, and are accepting applications from candidates interested in either part-time (minimum of 25 hours/week) or full-time employment.

Minimum qualification is a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.  Additional certifications in non-profit management, grants administration, fund development, marketing, communications, and volunteer management are an asset for this position, as is experience working with at-risk youth.

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

TO APPLY: Apply per the instructions above, but cover letter and resume are required for this position.

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POSITION:                   Group Home Worker
UNIT:                            Lynnhaven Boys Home
LOCATION:                  2293 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach VA  23456
SALARY:                      $26,496 with full benefits package (full-time)                        CLOSING DATE:         August 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Full-time midnight position, excellent benefits. Direct supervision and counseling of adolescents in a residential group home for boys in Va. Beach. Degree in human services preferred, high school diploma or GED and 1 year experience working with at-risk youth required, residential experience preferred. Good organizational, written & verbal skills important.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $35,584 with full benefits (full-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 57.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time.  Company phone provided.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor
UNIT:                            Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $17.11 – $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 57.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time.  Company phone provided.

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Relief Counselors

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:    $12.21 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