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 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:  Assistant Program Director
Crisis Intervention Home
811 13th Street
Virginia Beach, VA   23451

SALARY:     $38,185 with  full benefits                        

CLOSING  DATE:   October 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM

DESCRIPTION:  Position assists in operating a pre- and post-dispositional co-ed group home. Job includes a combination of clinical and administrative duties.  Evening, weekend and on-call hours expected.  Must be energetic, professional and possess good communication, written and verbal skills.  Experience in group, individual and family counseling, crisis intervention and residential care required. Must be experienced in coordinating services with multiple agencies.  Supervision and program management experience preferred. Minimum requirements are a bachelor’s degree in human services from an accredited college program and at least 3 years of paid experience working with at-risk youth.

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POSITION:  Residential Counselor FT
Westhaven Boys Home
3515 Race Street
Portsmouth, VA   23707

SALARY:     $32,088 with  full benefits                        

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  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.  Excellent benefits.

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POSITION:  Residential Counselor FT
Crisis Intervention Home
811 13th Street
Virginia Beach, VA   23451

SALARY:     $32,088 with  full benefits                        

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  Full-time position. To provide direct supervision, case management and individual, group and family counseling to at-risk adolescents in a co-ed residential group home. 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.  Excellent benefits including state retirement.

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POSITION:  Residential Counselor FT
Lynnhaven Boys Home
2293 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA   23456

SALARY:     $32,088 with  full benefits                        

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled (deadline extended)

DESCRIPTION:  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.  Excellent benefits.

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POSITION:  Group Home Worker FT
Lynnhaven Boys Home
2293 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA   23456

SALARY:     $27,937 with  full benefits                        

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled (deadline extended)

DESCRIPTION:  Direct supervision and counseling of adolescents in a residential group home for boys in Va. Beach. Shift work. Degree in human services preferred, high school diploma or GED and1 year experience working with at-risk youth required, residential experience preferred. Good organizational, written & verbal skills important. Excellent benefits.

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

SALARY:     $13.43 per hour

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  Positions available for counselors to provide supportive counseling and skill building to at-risk youth and families in the Tidewater community and case management. HS diploma or equivalent and one year paid experience in human services required.  Bachelor’s degree in a human services field and professional experience with at-risk youth strongly preferred.  Requires flexibility with hours of work primarily late afternoons and evenings. The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 56¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time.  Company cell phone provided.

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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¢ per mile and  compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time.  Company cell phone provided.

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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¢ per mile and  compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time.  Company cell 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.

Deadline:  Open until filled