POSITIONS 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 TYSC application and a current (within 30 days) driving record.  A resume, cover letter and/or certified transcripts  are recommended but not required.  However, 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.  ONLINE APPLICATION IS NOT AVAILABLE.

  • 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.
  • The application form must be entirely completed to be considered.
  • 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 full 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 email, 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.
  • Emailed documents should be sent as attachments, not in the body of the email.
  • 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 an updated TYSC Application form and driving record.
  • A pre-employment drug screen for illegal substances 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, an original 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; short and long-term disability, a 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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ENTRY LEVEL PROGRAMS

LAUNCH PROGRAM (ENTRY-LEVEL)

This program is designed to provide an entry-level work/training opportunity for recent Tidewater Community College associate graduates of human services and criminal justice programs with the desire of becoming a staff member in one of the Commission’s programs. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 to be considered.  Position is designed to provide on-the-job training to gain the experience necessary to meet the minimum professional requirements for a full-time position with the agency.

This is a fixed-term program that if successful can lead to a permanent position.  Selectees are employed for a fixed period of time (not to exceed 52 weeks) and can be scheduled up 40 hours per week.  Starting pay is currently $17.33 per hour for applicants with an Associate’s degree.  This position is not a benefited full time position.  Upon successful completion of the 52-week work/training experience, individuals are offered an opportunity to interview for vacant positions within the Commission’s residential programs.

This program is designed to provide basic work/training experiences (this may include but not limited):

  • Ethics
  • Professional responsibility
  • Cultural competency
  • Assessment instruments
  • Residential treatment approaches
  • Individual/ group counseling skills
  • Basic intervention skills
  • Sight and sound supervision
  • Juvenile probation
  • Roles and functions of Court Service Unit/DHS/CPS professionals

Program participants are under the administrative supervision of the program’s director to which the participant is assigned. The program director will provide performance reviews after weeks 16, 32, and 48 to identify applicants’ successful completion of the Launch Program.

To apply for this program, the following information is required:

  • Completed TYSC application form with an original signature.  The form may be downloaded by going to the Employment page of the TYSC website at www.tyscommission.org.
  • Current driving record.
  • A copy of the college transcript showing the grade point average and the degree conferred.
  • Pre-employment drug screens are required. Lengthy background check required. Physical clearance from medical professional.
  • CPR and First Aid certification is required before employment may begin.
  • All of the above-listed documents must be submitted or the application will not be considered.
  • Please indicate the program name, Launch Program, on the application.
  • This is an ongoing recruitment action.  Applications will be evaluated periodically.
  • Send application materials to Human Resources as noted above in the application instructions.

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COUNSELOR ASCENSION PROGRAM (ENTRY-LEVEL)

This program is designed to provide a one-year, entry-level work/training opportunity for recent graduates of human services and criminal justice programs and related fields of study. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.5 to be considered.  The position is designed to provide on-the-job training to gain the experience necessary to gain the minimum professional experience to be qualified for a full-time position with the agency.

This is a fixed-term part-time position.  Selectees are employed for a fixed period of time (not to exceed 52 weeks) and scheduled to work up to 40 hours per week.  Starting pay is currently $17.60 hourly for applicants with a Bachelor’s degree.  Applicants applying with a Master’s degree will start at $20.12 hourly.  Upon successful completion of the 52-week work/training experience, individuals are able to apply to full-time positions in one of the Commission’s programs.

This program is designed to provide basic and continuing education to enhance the counseling skills of employees working with adolescents and families in residential group homes, diversion, and a variety of non-residential settings.

Program participants are under the administrative supervision of Deputy Director, who will manage the work/training program, make work schedule assignments and provide performance reviews after weeks 16, 32 and 48.  Day-to-day supervision will be provided by the director of the program to which the participant is assigned.

Work/training experiences may include but are not limited to:

  • Roles and functions of court professional staff
  • Statutes, court rules, and case law
  • Juvenile probation
  • Basic counseling and intervention skills
  • Group counseling skills and processes
  • Family counseling
  • Treatment approaches for substance abuse
  • Assessment instruments
  • Interview techniques
  • Cultural competency
  • Professional responsibility
  • Ethics

To apply for this program, the following information is required:

  • Completed TYSC application form with an original signature.  The form may be downloaded by going to Employment page of the TYSC website at www.tyscommission.org.
  • Current driving record.
  • A copy of the college transcript showing the grade point average and the degree conferred.
  • Pre-employment drug screens are required. Lengthy background check required. Physical clearance from medical professional.
  • CPR and First Aid certification is required before employment may begin.
  • All of the above-listed documents must be submitted or the application will not be considered.
  • Please indicate the program name, Counselor Ascension Program, on the application.
  • This is an ongoing recruitment action.  Applications will be evaluated periodically.
  • Send application materials to Human Resources as noted above in the application instructions.

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