Direct Care Interview Day 2/23/23

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Youth Villages residential treatment programs are growing and we're hiring Behavioral Youth Counselors/Assistants and Transportation Specialists! 


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 location and directions.


All applicants who attend the hiring event will interview with residential campus leadership and learn more about our programs in our newest facility that houses a yoga studio, climbing wall, therapeutic drumming program, and more. 


**Now offering $6,000 sign-on payment!**





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: 


Behavioral Youth Counselor/Assistant also known as a Teacher Counselor/Assistant (TC/TCA):

  • Teaches the children necessary life skills and provide for their physical daily care.
  • Assists in treatment planning for each child.
  • Conducts daily documentation such as contact notes, milieu notes, and precautionary notes.
  • Participates in client transports to various locations
  • Participates in recreation therapy with children.
  • Improves children’s behavior through coping skills and other therapeutic interventions.
  • Staff in this role typically work 3 week days and 1 weekend day in the afternoons & evenings, from approximately 1pm -10:30pm
  • Schedule varies by campus and will be discussed in depth with a hiring manager
    • Some campuses also require that TCs/TCAs spend the night once or twice a week on the campus and have additional responisbility for waking the residents and helping direct their morning routine. There are also campuses that do not require overnights.
Transportation Specialist
  • Transports and supervises youth to scheduled and emergency appointments.
  • Maintains a daily roster of times, dates, destinations, transporters and length of transport
  • Reports vehicle needs and damage to maintenance and tracks all vehicle issues in regards to repair
  • Assists with weekly shuttle runs when needed.

  • Assist with residential coverage when not needed for transports.

  • Schedule: Expected to be 5 days/week, typically Monday - Friday, with some Sundays, approximately 8 hours/day. On non-transportation days, schedule may be 1pm - 9pm or 8:30am - 5pm. Some transports occur during overnight hours. Schedule will vary depending on transport need; flexibility is needed.

Average Annual Salary

$42000 - $62000 / year based on schedule and hours worked

Time-and-a-half pay for worked holidays




At minimum HS Degree/Diploma required, additional pay increase for Bachelor's degree 
Experience working with at-risk youth a major 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.


Additional Benefits


Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
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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