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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 TYSC 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.  Separate application packets must be submitted for each position.

  • On the application form, indicate the specific position for which you are applying under “Position applied for.”  Also, indicate the specific TYSC program in which you are interested under “Agency.”  Both the position and program must be indicated for the application to be properly routed.
  • 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 will be reviewed and must reflect evidence of a safe driving history.  An unofficial online record is acceptable but must contain the applicant’s name and driving history.
  • An equivalent combination of experience, education and training will be considered in lieu of the minimum education and experience requirements.
  • Documents required in the application packet may be submitted by e-mail, but online application is not available.  A paper copy of the TYSC application form may be obtained at  the TYSC administrative office at 2404 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA  23701.  For a fillable form, click here: TYSC 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.  Applicants will receive notice that their applications have been received.  Packets are then forwarded to the director of the appropriate program for review.  The complete screening process can take several weeks. No phone calls, please.
  • Current TYSC employees who are interested in applying for vacant positions must submit a TYSC Internal Application form and updated driving record.  Please see Human Resources for the application form.
  • 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.
  • Individuals who have been convicted of “barrier crimes” are not eligible for employment as per the Code of Virginia, Section 63.2-1726.  For a list of barrier crimes, go to http://dss.virginia.gov/facility/lcpa.cgi.  Click on “Background Investigations” and then “Barrier Crimes.”
  • 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); 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:                   Intensive Supervision Counselor (full-time)
PROGRAM:                   Challenge Outreach for Youth
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $33,712 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:         June 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM  (Deadline extended)

FT counseling position available with Challenge Outreach, an alternative to juvenile detention, monitoring and counseling of families of delinquent youth in their home. Travel in own vehicle required; flexible schedule required including weekends, weekday evenings and especially daytime hours. Work involves meeting with assigned youths and their families in their home; providing assistance; modeling behaviors; reinforcing positive actions. Prepares records of client visits, progress, and case notes; responds to emergencies and crisis interventions as needed; and establishes working relationships with families, court personnel, referral agencies, and other service providers. Mileage reimbursed.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 1 year human services experience.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a human services discipline or related field such as criminal justice. Experience with at-risk youth and in family counseling and counseling model, home visit experience, knowledge of juvenile court system preferred.

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POSITION:                   Weekend Counselor (part-time)
PROGRAM:                   Challenge Outreach for Youth
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $14.11 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         June 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM  (Deadline extended)

Under general supervision, the purpose of the position is to supervise, monitor and provide assistance and counseling to at-risk youths and their families as assigned. Employees typically visit clients on weekends to supplement the visitation provided by the primary counselor; however, employees may also conduct visits at other times when the primary counselor is not available. Work involves meeting with assigned youths and their families in their home; providing assistance; modeling behaviors; reinforcing positive actions. Prepares records of client visits, progress, and case notes; responds to emergencies and crisis interventions as needed; and establishes working relationships with families, court personnel, referral agencies, and other service providers. Mileage reimbursed.

Minimum requirements: 1 year human services experience required.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a human services discipline or related field such as criminal justice.

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POSITION:                   Group Home Worker (part-time)
PROGRAM:                   Crisis Intervention Home
LOCATION:                  811 13th Street, Virginia Beach, VA  23451
SALARY:                      $14.11 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Part-time position, overnight shifts on weekends. To provide direct supervision and support to adolescents in residential programs.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and 1 year human services experience.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

Preferred: Degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling and experience with at-risk youth preferred. Knowledge of the juvenile justice system and residential experience preferred. Good organizational, written & verbal skills important.

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POSITION:                   Group Home Worker (part-time)
PROGRAM:                   Lynnhaven Boys Home
LOCATION:                  2293 Lynnhaven Parkway, Virginia Beach, VA  23456
SALARY:                      $14.11 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Part-time position, overnight shifts on weekends. To provide direct supervision and support to adolescents in residential programs.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and 1 year human services experience.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

Preferred: Degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling and experience with at-risk youth preferred. Knowledge of the juvenile justice system and residential experience preferred. Good organizational, written & verbal skills important.

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POSITION:                   Outdoor Programs Coordinator (part-time)
PROGRAM:                   Administration
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $17.21 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Part-time position to research, plan, develop, implement and lead therapeutic outdoor activities for TYSC clients. Plans and coordinates logistics for planned outings with program staff while providing direction, training and guidance. Ensures safety practices are adhered to at all times; maintains inventory of program equipment/supplies; repairs equipment as necessary and manages budget.  Up to 25 hours/week mid-June through August, limited hours during the rest of the year.

Minimum requirements: Graduation from high school or equivalent and 1 year of experience working with at-risk youth, as well as facilitating groups and outdoor activities. Must be certified in CPR/First Aid; able to swim and able to drive a 15-passenger van while towing a trailer.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor I (full-time)
PROGRAM:                   Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $33,712 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position with consistent pay for community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family, and group counseling to at-risk youth and their families throughout Tidewater. 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 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution with at least one year experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling or a Master’s degree in human services with no experience required.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor II (full-time)
PROGRAM:                   Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $36,351 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position with consistent pay for community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling to at-risk adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. 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 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution and 2 years experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor III (full-time)
PROGRAM:                  Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $39,000 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Full-time position with consistent pay for community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling to at-risk adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. 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 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution and 3 years experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling, as well as additional credential such as CSAC.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

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POSITION:                   Residential Counselor (full-time)
PROGRAM:                  Apartment Living Program
LOCATION:                  714 20th Street, Virginia Beach, VA  23451
SALARY:                      $33,712 with excellent benefits
CLOSING DATE:        Open until filled

Full-time position in an 8-bed residential program for young men ages 17-20 who are transitioning from direct care with the Department of Juvenile Justice. This is an apartment-based independent-living reentry residential program.  To provide direct supervision, case management and individual, group and family counseling. Evening/weekend shifts will be required.  Must transport residents in 12 or 15-passenger van as necessary.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with at least 1 year human services experience.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

Preferred: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a human services discipline or related field such as criminal justice. Experience with at-risk youth, counseling and residential care preferred. Ideal candidate is competency-based, flexible and a strong team player.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor I (part-time)
PROGRAM:                  Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $16.21 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until Filled

Part-time position for community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family, and group counseling to at-risk youth and their families throughout Tidewater. 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 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution with at least one year of experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling or a Master’s degree in human services with no experience required.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

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

Part-time position for community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling to at-risk adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. 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 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution and 2 years experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor III (part-time)
PROGRAM:                  Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $18.75 per hour
CLOSING DATE:         Open until filled

Part-time position for community-based counselor to provide intensive individual, family and group counseling to at-risk adolescents and their families throughout Tidewater. 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 54.5¢ per mile and compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time. Agency phone provided.

Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in a human services discipline from an accredited institution and 3 years experience working with at-risk youth and/or providing counseling, as well as additional credential such as CSAC.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

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Driver/Program Aide

Community-Based Clinical Services
2404 Airline Blvd
Portsmouth, VA  23701

Salary:    $12.98 per hour

DESCRIPTION: 

Hourly positions, 10-20 hours per week, primarily between the hours of 2-10 PM. Must have the ability to provide supervision to at-risk teenagers while transporting them, using program van, to treatment groups throughout the Tidewater area. Transportation primarily in Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Portsmouth & Norfolk.    Qualified applicants will be placed in a pool to be accessed when the program is in need.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have clean driving record.

Preferred: Experience driving a 15-passenger van.

Deadline:  Ongoing

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Hourly Group Home Workers

Apartment Living Program
714 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:    $14.11 per hour

Hourly positions, evenings and weekends, 10-20 hours per week. These are not on-call positions, they require a commitment to a set monthly schedule. To provide direct supervision and support to adolescents in residential programs.  Qualified applicants will be placed in a pool to be accessed when a group home is in need.  Preferred program must be indicated on application.

Minimum requirements: High school diploma or equivalent and 1 year human services experience.  Experience may be paid, volunteer, internship or practicum.

Preferred: Degree in human services, criminal justice or counseling and experience with at-risk youth preferred.

Deadline:  Ongoing

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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.  Evenings/weekends required. Experience with at-risk youth  preferred.  Qualified applicants will be placed in a pool to be accessed when a group home is in need.   Preferred program must be indicated on application.

Deadline:  Ongoing