Master's Level Counselors

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



3320 Brother Boulevard
United States


Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 2,900 individuals who’ve come together across 12 states 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-four 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?

We have found our staff succeeds at Youth Villages when they:

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 in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families

Managing a small case load of four to six families to provide quality counseling 

Meeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family’s needs

Providing after hours support to youth and families through being on-call to personal caseloads Monday-Friday and rotating weekend and overnight on-call duties 

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 

Attend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for 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

 How can I be considered for the position?

You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:

Master’s degree in social services field is preferred, Bachelor's degree in social services field is required; degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.

Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position; clinical experience is preferred

Willingness/desire to maintain an untraditional schedule

Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation 

Acceptable driving record- Two or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months

How will you invest in me?

One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go.

Additional Benefits

Affordable access to medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance plans

Tuition Reimbursement and Licensure Supervision

Priority consideration for leadership openings throughout the organization

Mileage and cell phone reimbursement

Retirement savings pension plan and a 403(b) and FSA

Paid time off: Two weeks for vacation

10 paid holidays

12 sick days annually

Paid Parental Leave

Supportive leadership and coworkers

What’s next?

Are you ready to make difference? Apply now!



Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree