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.


MIS Specialist

The MIS Specialist has the overall responsibility for maintaining and supporting information systems and computing resources. The MIS Specialist will monitor, maintain, repair, install hardware and software components and act as liaison with outside vendors for the agency systems and resources.

Position Requirements:

  • CompTIA A+ certification, 2+ years work experience in IT support
  • General experience supporting current Windows PC and Server OS
  • Existing environment – Windows 7, Server 2008RS and Server 2012
  • General experience supporting current Windows PC and Server OS
  • Intermediate to advanced level in Microsoft Word, Xcel and Access applications
  • VPN access setup and support for remote users
  • General experience repairing and replacing computer components
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and insurance
  • Preserves and respects client confidentiality

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.


Community Mental Health Assessor/Clinician

The Community Mental Health Assessor/Clinician is a position that primarily completes mental health assessments for clients referred throughout Franklin County. In addition to completing mental health assessments, the position also carries a reduced caseload of clients in individual counseling. During the school year the workload will focus on assessments, and during the summer the focus will be individual counseling. The program aims to link clients to counseling services in an effort to overcome barriers that impede their mental health in a trauma-informed/resiliency-oriented treatment approach. This is a year-round position with the option of reduced summer hours or summers off.

Position Requirements:

  • LSW/PC (LISW/LPCC preferred)
  • Strong diagnostic and assessment skills
  • Prior experience working with schools and school personnel
  • Excellent communication & engagement skills
  • 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.


Recreation – Prevention Specialist/Part-time

Seeking an energetic and creative individual to be a part of our After-School team and fill the position of part-time Recreation – Prevention Specialist. Responsibilities include lesson planning, facilitating activities, participating and additional tasks requested by Supervisor or Program Manager. Applicant should have experience and knowledge of various activities such as basketball, volleyball, football, and soccer (not limited too), and capable of instructing and educating youth. Recreation Specialist should be capable of creating activities that that are appropriate for various age ranges and implementing values of team work, sportsmanship, and communication. Recreation Specialist will oversee groups of no more than 10 youth and able to implement activities from lesson plans. Applicant should be comfortable working with youth between the ages of 8 – 18 years of age, completing all required documentation daily, and possess basic computer skills. Afterschool programming days are Monday-Friday; hours are from 3 – 8 pm, summer hours 9 – 3 pm, and occasional special events that may require coming in prior or staying later. Applicant should possess a valid driver’s licenses and insurance as they may be required to transport youth home or to special events. Bachelor’s degree preferred and experience facilitating music activities and working with youth required.

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