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.

Licensed Professionals

Clinical Social Worker/Counselor

Full-time community-based licensed social worker/counselor to provide mental health treatment services to youth and families in homes, schools and the community. Experience working with youth and parents. Master’s degree preferred in Social Work or Counseling LISW/LPCC/LWS/LPC or Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, w/LSW. No on-call expectations. No weekends. This position is offered with a $500 hiring bonus!

Position Requirements:

  • LSW/LISW or LPC/LPCC
  • Experience with children and families
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Strong clinical 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.


Counselor/Social Worker, School-Based

School Connections program provides year-round school and home-based mental health services to students in Franklin County who are currently experiencing or are at risk for mental health and/or behavioral issues. The program aim to assist youth in overcoming barriers that impede academic success using a trauma-informed/resiliency-oriented treatment approach. In addition to providing quality services to youth and families, workers provide collaboration, consultation and education to school personnel.  This position is offered with a $500 hiring bonus!

Position Requirements:

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


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