Current Available Positions

Best Nonprofit to Work ForDirections for Youth & Families provides community based treatment and prevention services for the Franklin County area, emphasizing commitment to family, school, and work. The following opportunities exists for those who are interested in being part of our dynamic results-oriented team.

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Positions Available


Clinical Psychologist

Seeking an Ohio Licensed Psychologist to provide psychological testing and evaluation for youth and some adults. Position is full-time. Must be willing to work some evening hours to accommodate parents work schedules.

To apply for this position you may email your resume and cover letter, fax it to 614-294-3247 or mail it to DFYF HR Dept, 1515 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.


Social Worker/Clinical Counselor – CWWV and COMPS

Children Who Witness Violence (CWWV) and Children of Murdered Parents and Siblings (COMPS) programs work with youth between the ages of 5 and 18. The program provides individual, group, and family counseling to survivors who have witnessed domestic violence and/or have lost a parent or sibling to homicide. These youth and families typically have a more complex trauma history. Goals of the program include safety planning, processing experiences and creating a trauma narrative, and building the protective factors and coping skills necessary to improve functioning in all life domains. The selected individual must possess strong clinical skills and knowledge of treatment strategies used to treat witnesses of domestic violence and those suffering from traumatic grief.

LSW or LPC required. Masters degree preferred, minimum of 2 years of experience working with children and families, and experience working with trauma survivors preferred.

To apply for this position you may email your resume and cover letter, fax it to 614-294-3247 or mail it to DFYF HR Dept, 1515 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.


Clinical Social Worker/Counselor

Full-time licensed professional social worker/counselor to provide mental health treatment services to adults and their families, community-based. Experience working with adults and families. Master’s degree required in Social Work or Counseling LISW/LPCC/LSW/LPC. No on-call expectations. No weekends.

Position Requirements:

  • LSW/LISW or LPC/LPCC
  • Experience with children and families
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Strong clinical skills
  • Experience with family systems-based therapy
  • Valid drivers license and insurance

To apply for this position you may email your resume and cover letter, fax it to 614-294-3247 or mail it to DFYF HR Dept, 1515 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.


Case Manager

Full-time Case Manager to provide case management mental health treatment services to youth and families in homes, schools, and the community. Experience working with youth and parents.  Bachelors or Master’s degree in related field. No on-call expectations. No weekends.

Position Requirements:

  • Experience with children and families
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Valid drivers license and insurance

To apply for this position you may email your resume and cover letter, fax it to 614-294-3247 or mail it to DFYF HR Dept, 1515 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH  43201.


Directions for Youth & Families is an EOE M/F/D/V