Master's Level Counselor - License Preferred

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Job Locations
TN-Morristown | TN-Johnson City | TN-Chattanooga | TN-Knoxville
In-Home Services
Relocation Assistance
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*Openings in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Morristown, and Johnson City*


Youth Villages’ community-based programs are growing and we're hiring more counselors and social workers to provide intensive in-home treatment for youth, families, and young adults. Submit a resume today and a recruiter will contact you to discuss your experience and our current openings.


Who is Youth Villages?

Youth Villages is a leader in behavioral health services for children, families, and young adults. As both a direct service organization and model purveyor, our evidence-based services are provided in 26 states and the District of Columbia. Founded in 1986, the agency has grown from two residential campuses to a nationwide organization that provides a continuum of care from intensive residential treatment to community-based programs. Intensive in-home services are the agency’s largest program, reflecting the core value that children are best raised by their family.

We are a team of about 4,000 individuals who’ve come together to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country. Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems. 


Eighty-eight percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law.


We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country’s treatment of at-risk youth and families. 


Can I see myself here?

  • Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families
  • Value feedback and accountability
  • Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their own
  • Enjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all day
  • Are results and detailed oriented
  • Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
  • Value a strength-based treatment approach
  • Can change priorities quickly
  • Are looking for more than just a job


How will I make a difference?

  • Providing support services for at-risk youth, families, or young adults
  • Managing a small case load to provide quality, intensive counseling – session frequency will depend on position and referral needs
  • Providing after hours support to youth and families through a rotating on-call schedule
  • Collaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families’ needs are in any given week
  • Providing a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling and social work skills
  • Attending three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for support & professional development to help enhance clinical skills


Additional Information

Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.
Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage.



$55000 - $58000 / year based on education and clinical license



Master's degree in mental health field (required)

Degrees that can be considered include: Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, or Marriage and Family Therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
Must be clinically licensed (LPC, P-LPC, LMSW, LMFT, or LCSW) in Tennessee or 6 months away from completion of licensure (required)

Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position

One year of clinical experience with youth preferred

Willingness/desire to maintain an non-traditional schedule
Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation
Acceptable driving record - Three or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months




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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