Direct Care Interview Day - 6/8/2022

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Youth Villages is hiring Behavioral Youth Counselors/Assistants and Teacher Assistants! 


Submit a resume today and a recruiter will contact you to discuss your experience and our current openings. Competitive candidates will be provided details about the interview day - including time, location and directions.


All applicants who attend the hiring event will interview with our residential team and campus leadership. 


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Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings.  We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes.  Located in Tennessee and Georgia, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed). 


Position Overviews: 


Teacher Assistant (first shift)

  • Supports Certified Teachers and Paraprofessionals to engage youth and support participation in the classroom setting
  • Oversees morning routine – helping youth get ready for school
  • Responsible for behavioral management on the courtyard and in the classroom
  • Contributes to planning of activities and leads and engages youth in all activities and groups during the shift on school holidays and school breaks
  • Participate in training and in-service activities
  • Assist with tutoring individuals and/or small groups of students
  • Assists in treatment planning for each child
  • Provides instruction to improve children's behavior through coping skills development and other therapeutic interventions
  • Participate in community based activities, group trips, and transport clients to various locations
  • Participate in experiential learning experiences and recreational therapy with children
  • Conducts daily documentation such as contact notes, milieu notes, and precautionary notes
  • The schedule for this Residential Treatment campus:
    • Weekday first shift (7am-3:30pm) but will also assist with second shift and/or weekends when additional support is needed


Behavioral Youth Counselor/Assistant (second shift)

  • Also known as a Teacher Counselor
  • Teaches the children necessary life skills and provides for their physical daily care and behavioral management
  • Assists in treatment planning for each child
  • Participates in training and in-service activities 
  • Conducts daily documentation such as contact notes, milieu notes, and precautionary notes
  • Contributes to all evening and weekend milieu activity schedule content
  • Leads and engages youth in all evening and weekend activities and groups
  • Provides instruction to improve children's behavior through coping skills development and other therapeutic interventions
  • Participates in community-based activities, group trips, and transports clients to various locations
  • Participates in experiential learning experiences and recreation therapy with children
  • Improves children’s behavior through coping skills and other therapeutic interventions
  • The schedule for this Residential Treatment campus:
    • Runs either Sun, Wed-Fri  or Sat, Mon-Wed
      • Three weekdays: (M-W or W-F) 3:00pm-11:30pm
      • One weekend day: 7am-11:30pm


Average Annual Salary ranges from $46,000 to $54,000 (for Bachelor's level positions/2nd shift).

Pay varies and is based on position, schedule, and hours worked.





High School Diploma (required)

Bachelor's Degree (preferred) - additional pay increase for bachelor's level
Experience working with at-risk youth (plus)
Excellent written, verbal and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule


The supervision and treatment of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.


Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training.
Applicants are required to pass an agility and strength evaluation.
Applicants must have valid driver license.



Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement


As of October 15, 2021, Youth Villages has required the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment to help ensure the safety of all employees and youth and families served.




Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
11 paid holidays

Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervision

Growth & development through continuous training

Clinical and administrative advancement opportunities


Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.



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