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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.  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 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; 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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POSITION:                   Deputy Director
PROGRAM:                  TYSC Administration
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY RANGE:        $60,998 to $67,098 (depending upon experience and training)
CLOSING DATE:          October 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM

The Deputy Director is part of the agency’s senior management team and oversees multiple residential and non-residential programs provided to at-risk youth and their families.  Provides high level direction to agency leadership, quality assurance, staff development, public relations and program development activities.  Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint, verbal and written communication, and able to work effectively with other professionals and the general public.  Must have extensive experience in youth and family services and expertise regarding the juvenile justice and human services systems.  Must have demonstrated ability effectively supervising others, developing and managing budgets, conducting investigations, preparing for licensing audits and assuring quality service delivery.

Minimum qualifications:  Master’s degree in a human service or public administration field supplemented by at least 6 years of progressively responsible experience with a combination of direct service and supervisory/managerial knowledge, skills and abilities; license preferred,  or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Excellent benefits.

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POSITION:                   Executive Director
PROGRAM:                  TYSC Administration
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY RANGE:        $78,587 to $118,588 (depending upon experience and training)
CLOSING DATE:           Open until filled  (Deadline Extended)

Tidewater Youth Services Commission is seeking an accomplished and energetic individual to lead the organization as its Executive Director.  This position serves as the chief administrative officer of a public regional agency serving youth and families involved in the juvenile justice and social services systems.  The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Commissioners who are appointed to their positions by the seven localities who are members of the Commission.  Duties include development and compliance with agency policies and procedures, preparation and management of the agency’s budget, implementation of  high quality programs and services; directing operations through subordinate staff and directors and management of the use of TYSC resources.  Must be proficient in written and oral communication, be an effective public speaker, and have the ability to influence decisions on the local and state level.  Must have thorough knowledge of juvenile justice and related research as well as knowledge regarding employment law and regulatory standards.  Strong organizational and leadership skills are musts.

Minimum requirements are a master’s degree in public administration, social work, psychology or related human services field; supplemented by a minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience managing programs for at-risk youth; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience and a clinical license in counseling or social work.  Fair Labor Standards Status:  Exempt.

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ENTRY-LEVEL COUNSELOR ASCENSION PROGRAM

This program is designed to provide a one-year, entry-level work/training opportunity for recent graduates of human services and criminal justice programs with an interest in and superior potential for becoming counselors in one of the Commission’s programs. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 to be considered.  Position is designed to provide on-the-job training to gain the experience necessary to meet the minimum professional experience to be qualified for a full-time position with the agency.

This is a fixed-term full-time position leading to a permanent position.  Selectees are employed for a fixed period of time (not to exceed 52 weeks) and scheduled to work 40 hours per week.  Starting pay will increase is $32,286 annually for applicants with a Bachelor’s degree.  Applicants with a Master’s degree will start at $34,546 annually.  Position includes generous benefits.  Upon successful completion of the 52-week work/training experience, individuals are offered a full-time position in one of the Commission’s programs at $37,083 annually.

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 the Clinical Supervisor and 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.

To apply for this program, follow the application instructions above and include a college transcript showing the grade point average and degree conferred.  This is an ongoing recruitment program and applications will be evaluated periodically.

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POSITION:                   Administrative Assistant (full-time)
PROGRAM:                   Challenge Outreach for Youth
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $27,983 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:           Open until filled

Full-time position providing administrative support to the Challenge Outreach for Youth Program. Duties include proficiency and accuracy in developing and preparing a variety of documents, correspondence and court reports which will require researching and gathering information for inclusion in prepared material.  Must be able to provide excellent customer service and maintain confidential information. Time management skills (organization, prioritizing, and flexibility) are a must. Must be able to multi-task and work as part of a team, yet be assertive and work in a fast-paced environment. Must have the ability to professionally interact with staff and phone contacts; performing data entry for department programs and maintaining department records and files. Outstanding benefits.

Minimum requirements: Graduation from high school or equivalent and 3+ years of experience performing administrative work.  Proficiency and accuracy in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint are required.

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POSITION:                   Juvenile Diversion Coordinator – Suffolk (full-time)
PROGRAM:                   Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  Suffolk Juvenile Court Services Unit, 150 N. Main St. Suffolk, VA 23434
SALARY:                      $33,712 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:           Open until filled

Full-time position available for an experienced human services counselor/worker to coordinate and implement the activities and services of a diversion program for juveniles who have committed misdemeanor or status offenses for the Fifth District Juvenile Court.  Position is based in Suffolk but includes travel to Isle of Wight, Franklin and Southampton. Provides direct services to juveniles and their families, including conducting intake meetings, overseeing juvenile conference committee hearings, facilitating individual and group sessions, maintaining juvenile files, coordinating community service, collaborating with the Court Service Unit, and recruiting, training and supervising volunteers. Primary hours are 8:30am-5:00pm but does requires some evening hours.  The Commission reimburses for mileage and compensates counselors for travel 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 practicuum.

Preferred requirements:  Experience in recruiting, training and supervising volunteers preferred.

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POSITION:                   Intensive Supervision Counselor (hourly)
PROGRAM:                   Challenge Outreach for Youth
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $17.83 per hour
CLOSING DATE:           Open until filled

Heavy part-time counseling positions 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 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 (hourly)
PROGRAM:                   Challenge Outreach for Youth
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $14.11 per hour
CLOSING DATE:           Open until filled

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.  Must be able to work in very fast-paced environment.  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:                  Assistant Program Director (full-time)
LOCATION:                 Westhaven Boys Home, 3515 Race Street, Portsmouth VA 23707
LOCATION:                 Crisis Intervention Home, 811 13th Street, Va Beach, VA  23451
SALARY:                      $40,117 with full benefits
CLOSING DATE:        Open until filled

Full-time positions with excellent benefits. Position assists in operating a pre- and post-dispositional group home for boys (Westhaven) or a co-ed group home (Crisis). 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.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree in human services, counseling or criminal justice from an accredited college program and at least 3 years of experience working in human services.   Experience in group, individual and family counseling, crisis intervention and residential care required. Must be experienced in coordinating services with multiple agencies.

Preferred: Supervision and program management experience preferred.

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POSITION:                  Residential Counselors (full-time)
LOCATION:                Crisis Intervention Home, 811 13th St, Va Beach, VA  23451
LOCATION:                Lynnhaven Boys Home, 2293 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach VA  23456
SALARY:                      $37,083 with full benefits

CLOSING DATE:          Open until filled

Full-time positions in two residential group homes. Will provide direct supervision, case management and individual, group and family counseling. Evening/weekend shifts are 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 in a human services discipline or related field such as criminal justice from an accredited college or university.  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:                   Group Home Worker (hourly)
LOCATION:                Crisis Intervention Home, 811 13th St, Va Beach, VA  23451
LOCATION:                Lynnhaven Boys Home, 2293 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach VA  23456
LOCATION:                Westhaven Boys Home, 3515 Race St, Portsmouth VA  23707
SALARY:                      $15.52 per hour
CLOSING DATE:           Open until filled

Highly responsible, well-organized individuals needed for hourly positions, evenings and weekends, 10-20 hours per week. Requires a commitment to a set monthly schedule. The group home worker will provide direct supervision and life skills counseling to at-risk adolescents in a residential group home for boys.  Will engage in physical activities with the residents.

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:                Secretary (part-time)
LOCATION:                Lynnhaven Boys Home, 2293 Lynnhaven Pkwy, Virginia Beach VA  23456
LOCATION:               Westhaven Boys Home, 3515 Race St, Portsmouth VA  23707
SALARY:                   $13.11 per hour
CLOSING DATE:      Open until filled

Three part-time positions providing administrative support to director and asst. director of busy group homes for teenagers in Va Beach and Portsmouth. 20 hours/week.

Minimum requirements: High school degree, 1-2 years clerical experience and strong computer skills are necessary. Basic knowledge of office equipment, excellent spelling and grammatical skills, basic math skills and the ability to produce multiple monthly reports also required.

Preferred: Proficiency in Word and Excel preferred. Candidate must have the ability to work with the public and with teenagers, to prioritize and to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

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POSITION:                   Community-Based Clinical Counselor I (hourly)
PROGRAM:                  Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $18.00 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 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 (hourly)
PROGRAM:                  Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $20.00 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 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 (hourly)
PROGRAM:                  Community-Based Clinical Services
LOCATION:                  2404 Airline Blvd., Portsmouth, VA  23701
SALARY:                      $22.00 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 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:                   Relief Counselor (hourly)
SALARY:                      $15.00 per hour

Apartment Living Program
717 20th Street
Virginia Beach, VA  23451

Westhaven Boys Home
3515 Race Street
Portsmouth, VA  23705

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

TYSC is recruiting for 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 troubled youth preferred. Preferred program must be indicated on application.

Deadline:  Ongoing

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