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YV 360 Career Development Program for Spring 2024 Graduates

Offers are made on a rolling basis until all slots have been filled.

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Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children’s mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

The YV 360 vision is to be the premier early career development program for emerging social services professionals.

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind experience offering leadership development in a nationally recognized organization? Do you have direct experience working with at-risk youth or their families? Then you’re ready for YV 360, Youth Villages Career Development Program.

YV 360 isn’t just another job. Sure, you’ll work alongside other experienced and new staff in our residential programs for full-time salary and benefits. But it’s really about challenging yourself. Making a change in the lives of children and families. Ultimately, it’s about helping Youth Villages change the face of the child welfare system in this country.

YV 360 was created to give you the ultimate Youth Villages employment experience, while bridging the gap between college and career. It’s specifically designed to help you learn your new position while maximizing your long-term career potential in the social services field.



Our Behavioral Youth Counselor position in the YV 360 Career Development Program is designed for upcoming Spring 2024 bachelors level grads. It’s a great way to get a strong start in the social service field or to gain valuable experience before pursuing grad school.

Program Details:

  • 10-month commitment, everyone will start June 24, 2024 (with full pay & benefits throughout the program and still employed after commitment).
  • Full-time work as a Behavioral Youth Counselor in our residential treatment programs
  • Receive support from two Youth Village’s leaders alongside a cohort of 15-20 recent grads
  • Monthly consultations include networking opportunities and small group discussions with CEO & other chief officers
  • Scheduled outings every other month
  • 1:1 mentoring
  • Leadership development trainings
  • Opportunity to develop leadership skills through several projects & presentations
  • Retreat to Georgia!

 The Position:

Behavioral Youth Counselors (also called Teacher Counselors) are a part of the team providing mental health services to youth between the ages of 7 and 18. Counselors in the program will be placed at one of our residential treatment programs or group homes in Memphis, TN.

While in our Residential Treatment programs, children receive intensive counseling designed to help them learn to live successfully at home. They attend our state-approved campus schools.

The Counselors work with a small group of children on various life skills and training and provide a variety of therapeutic interventions.

Youth Counselors wear many hats and are very flexible as well as creative.

Additional Information:

  • The schedule for the Centers for Residential Treatment (Bill’s Place and Rose Center):
    • Runs either Sun – Wed or Wed – Sat 12pm-10:30pm
  • The Schedule for the Residential Treatment campuses (Dogwood, Bartlett, Group Homes):
    • Runs either Sun-Wed or Wed-Sat
      Three weekdays: (M-W or W-F) 1:00pm-10:30pm
      time may vary depending on trainings
    • One weekend day: 6:30am-10:30p
      Will have 1 – 2 overnights if working at Group Homes

Average Annual Salary

$52000 – $62000 / year based on schedule and hours worked
Time-and-a-half pay for worked holidays

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

Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)


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.

Must complete a BA/BS degree in the social services field between December 2023 and May 2024

Experience with relevant populations such as at-risk youth, mentally or behaviorally challenged children (internships, practicum, field placements, mentoring, volunteering, etc.)

Leadership experience (on-campus, past jobs, etc.)
Willing to begin program June 24, 2024

To apply for this job please visit careers-youthvillages.icihttps.

  • Full Time
  • Memphis, TN
  • $52000 - $62000 / year based on schedule and hours worked. Time-and-a-half pay for worked holidays USD / Hour
  • Salary: $52000 - $62000 / year based on schedule and hours worked. Time-and-a-half pay for worked holidays

Youth Villages

Full Time

Memphis, TN

  • Salary: $52000 - $62000 / year based on schedule and hours worked. Time-and-a-half pay for worked holidays
  • To apply for this job please visit careers-youthvillages.icihttps.