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.


POSITION:  Accounting Clerk II

2404 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA   23701

SALARY:     $27,937 with full benefits

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  Full-time position with excellent benefits.  As one of three administrative support staff, this position is primarily responsible for the processing of all payroll and accounts payable transactions for the Commission, including the preparation of related monthly, quarterly and yearly reports.  This position also provides general clerical support to the administrative team.  The successful applicant must have considerable knowledge of data processing application and terminology as it applies to maintaining financial control and accounting records, as well as the ability to collect, organize, and classify accounting data to include full-cycle accounts payable and payroll processing.  Must have strong analytical, organizational, and computer skills to include word processing, Excel spreadsheets, data entry, and a thorough working knowledge of accounting software programs.  This position requires, at a minimum, an Associate’s degree in Accounting and/or Business Administration with 3+ years experience.


POSITION:  Secretary (PT)

Crisis Intervention Home
811 13th Street
Virginia Beach, VA   23451

SALARY:     $12.48 per hour

CLOSING  DATE:   December 31, 2014 at 12:00 Noon

DESCRIPTION:  Part-time position providing administrative support to director and asst. director of busy group home for teenagers in Va Beach. 20 hours/week. High school degree, 1-2 years experience and strong computer skills are necessary, proficiency in Word, Excel preferred. Basic knowledge of office equipment, excellent spelling and grammatical skills, basic math skills and the ability to produce multiple monthly reports also required. Candidate must have the ability to work with the public and with teenagers, to prioritize and to work independently in a fast-paced environment.


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

SALARY:     $32,088 with excellent benefits (FT)
$15.43 – $16.97 (PT)

CLOSING  DATE:   November 26, 2014 at 12:00 Noon

DESCRIPTION:  FT and PT community based counselors 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.  F/T hours vary, salary is $32,088 with excellent benefits which include health insurance, life insurance, participation in the Virginia Retirement System, mileage reimbursement for work related travel, and generous paid time off accruals. P/T is $15.43 -$16.97 per hour, commensurate with experience. The Commission reimburses for mileage incurred at 56¢ per mile and  compensates counselors for travel, administrative and case management time.  Cell phone provided.


POSITION:  Intensive Supervision Counselor (PT)

Challenge Outreach for Youth
2404 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA   23701

SALARY:     $15.43 per hour

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  Part-time counseling positions 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 weekends, 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 reimbursed.


POSITION:  Weekend Counselor (PT)

Challenge Outreach for Youth
2404 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA   23701

SALARY:     $13.43 per hour

CLOSING  DATE:   Open until filled

DESCRIPTION:  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 in this class 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.


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