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Employment Opportunities

DFYF is a Resiliency Oriented - Trauma Informed Agency

Positions include social workers, counselors, prevention specialists, therapists, case managers, and qualified mental health specialists. Most positions are outreach, providing services at family's homes, schools and in the community.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary + a generous benefits package
  • Merit-based pay increases
  • Career growth with Resiliency and Trauma Training
  • Independent Licensure Training
  • Licensure Testing Assistance & OSU Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU Training
  • Possible monthly bonus
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Fully equipped fitness center at two locations
  • Amazing co-workers
  • A healthy, positive culture
  • No on-call expectations
  • No weekends
What we desire:
  • Strong team members
  • All program positions require, at a minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work/Counseling or related field. Depending on the position, LSW/LPC, LISW, LPCC, or CCDC credentials may be required
  • Talented, engaged, positive people who also love what they do
  • A passion for empowering families and their children to make sound choices and achieve promising futures

Candidates must be effective in providing individual and/or family services with culturally diverse youth and adults, addressing issues such as school problems, delinquency, abuse/neglect, domestic violence, family issues, and substance abuse. Most services are provided using an outreach model in homes, schools, and community locations convenient to the client.

Directions for Youth & Families is an equal opportunity employer. Consideration is given to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.

Interested applicants send cover letter and resume to HR@dfyf.org,
fax to 614-294-3247 or mail to DFYF HR Department, 1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
DFYF HR Department, 1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201
Employment Application to be completed at the first interview.

CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE

Directions for Youth & Families provides community based treatment and prevention services for the Franklin and Delaware County areas, 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.

TREATMENT PROGRAMS - Full Time

 

LICENSED SOCIAL WORKER/COUNSELOR

Directions for Youth & Families provides community based treatment and prevention services for the Franklin County area, emphasizing commitment to family, school, and work. 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Licensed Clinician, experience working with at risk youth and parents. Bachelor’s or Masters degree in Social Work/Counseling, LSW/LISW/PC/PCC preferred. Related degree with experience can also apply

Interested applicants send cover letter and resume to HR@dfyf.org
fax to 614-294-3247 or mail to DFYF HR Department, 1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

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


SCHOOL/HOME-BASED CLINICIAN

School Connections 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 aims 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. 

Position Requirements:

  • LSW/PC (LISW/LPCC preferred)
  • Experience with children and families in a mental health/substance abuse setting
  • Prior experience working with schools and school personnel
  • Excellent communication & engagement skills
  • Strong diagnostic assessment skills
  • Valid Drivers License & insurance

Interested applicants send cover letter and resume to HR@dfyf.org
fax to 614-294-3247 or mail to DFYF HR Department, 1515 Indianola Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201

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

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Of only 50 organizations chosen nationally, Directions for Youth & Families was named one of the 2016 Best Nonprofits to Work For by The NonProfit Times!
Our work culture is what sets us apart.


MAIN OFFICE

1515 Indianola Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201
Map and Directions
(614) 294-2661
fax: (614) 294-3247

EAST OFFICE

3616 East Main St.
Whitehall, OH 43213
Map and Directions
(614) 251-0103
fax: (614) 251-1177

OHIO AVENUE CENTER

657 South Ohio Ave.
Columbus, OH 43205
Map and Directions
(614) 258-8043
fax: (614) 258-8123

CRITTENTON CENTER

3840 Kimberly Parkway
Columbus, OH 43232
Map and Directions
(614) 694-0203
fax: (614) 694-0245

DELAWARE COUNTY OFFICE

39 W Winter St.
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Map and Directions
(740) 990-0254
fax: (740) 990-0255