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Direct Care Interview Day – 11/9/2023

Website Youth Villages

Youth Villages is hiring Behavioral Youth Counselors/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 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.

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).

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:

  • Residential Center: Sun-Wed or Wed – Sat 12pm-10:30pm
  • Residential Campuses: Sun – Wed or Wed – Sat . During week days they work approximately 1pm -10:30pm, on weekends its 6:30a-10:30p
  • Schedule varies by campus and will be discussed in depth with a hiring manager


  • 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.

Average Annual Salary:
Bachelor’s Level: $52,000-62,000 / year based on schedule and hours worked
HS Diploma Level: $42000 – $47000 / year based on schedule and hours worked

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