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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:                   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:                   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:                   Group Home Worker
UNIT:                            Westhaven Boys Home
LOCATION:                  3515 Race Street, Portsmouth VA  23707
SALARY:                      $29,351 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position, excellent benefits. To provide direct supervision and support to adolescents in a residential group home for boys. Evening and night shifts required. Degree in human services preferred, 1 year experience working with at-risk youth required, residential experience preferred. Good organizational, written & verbal skills important.

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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