Employment

JOB LISTINGS   

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.  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.
  • 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 vacation and sick leave benefits.
  • Tidewater Youth Services Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

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POSITION:  Intensive Supervision Counselor FT
Challenge Outreach for Youth
2404 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA   23701

SALARY:     $32,088 with  full benefits                        

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  Full-time counseling position 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 weekday evenings and especially daytime hours.  Experience in family counseling and counseling model, home visit experience, knowledge of juvenile court system preferred. Human services degree and 1 year experience with troubled youth required, with families preferred. Mileage expense reimbursed.

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POSITION:  Program Assistants/Group Facilitators (hourly)
Tidewater Youth Services Foundation
2404 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA   23701

SALARY:     $15 – $20 per hour, commensurate with education, skills and experience

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  Part-time positions available to assist with Foundation programs, including the Academic Support and Literacy Program, the Independent Living/Life Skills Program, and Girls Circle.  Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Services field from an accredited institution required.  Strong group facilitation skills or teaching experience required.  Experience with at-risk youth preferred.  Work is on an as-needed basis and may include evening hours.

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POSITION:  Youth and Family Counselor
Community-Based Clinical Services
2404 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA   23701

POSITION LOCATION:
Portsmouth Juvenile Court Service Unit

SALARY:     $16.77 per hour

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  Part-time, up to 30 hours per week.  To provide therapeutic support and services to juveniles and families involved with the Portsmouth Juvenile Court.  Work involves providing intervention, counseling and support to cases referred by probation officers for the purpose of enhancing compliance with the conditions of probation.  Will evaluate client risks, needs and responsivity and provide services designed to build skills, improve decision-making and teach effective communication and parenting.  Must establish working relationships with families, court personnel and referral agencies.  Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work or related human services field with at least 3 years experience working with at-risk youth required.  Master’s degree in human services and  2 years paid experience also acceptable.

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POSITION:  Community-Based Counselor FT
Community-Based Clinical Services
2404 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA   23701

SALARY:     $34,886 with  full benefits                        

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  Full-time position available for experienced  counselors to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling at-risk  adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. Bachelor’s degree in a  human services field from an accredited institution with at least 3 years paid experience.  Experience working with at-risk youth strongly preferred, or an equivalent  combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in human services and  2 years paid experience also acceptable.   CSACs preferred.  Hours vary,  position requires flexible hours to include morning, afternoon and evening  hours Mon-Fri with some weekend hours if necessary. The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 56.5¢ per mile and  compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time.

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POSITIONCommunity-Based Counselor PT
Community-Based Clinical Services
2404 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA   23701

SALARY:     $16-$20 per  hour commensurate w/ education, skills and experience. Compensation for mileage as  well as travel and administrative time

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  Part-time positions available for experienced  counselors to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling at-risk  adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. Bachelor’s degree in a  human services field from an accredited institution with at least 3 years paid experience.  Experience working with at-risk youth strongly preferred, or an equivalent  combination of education and experience. Master’s degree in human services and  2 years paid experience also acceptable.   CSACs preferred.  Hours vary,  position requires flexible hours to include morning, afternoon and evening  hours Mon-Fri with some weekend hours if necessary. The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 56.5¢ per mile and  compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time.

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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.

Deadline:  Open until filled