Current Available Positions

Best Nonprofit to Work ForDirections for Youth & Families is a non-profit, Resiliency Oriented/Trauma Informed agency that provides community based mental health treatment and prevention services in Franklin County. We believe in a healthy work environment based on support, not surveillance, of our employees. We believe in healing centered engagement where we celebrate and utilize the inherent strengths in one’s race, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and spiritual beliefs in all that we do.

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Positions Available

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
DFYF Offers these Wonderful Benefits:
  • Professional growth in the area of trauma-informed care and resiliency-oriented treatment
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off & holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance coverage
  • 403b with Employer Contribution
  • Monthly & Quarterly Bonuses
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Merit-based pay increases
  • Free Supervision toward Independent Licensure (Counseling & Social Work)
  • Licensure Testing Reimbursement & Educational Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU Training
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.
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 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:
  • Master’s degree in Social Work/Counseling preferred or Bachelor’s in Social Work, with LSW 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
DFYF Offers these Wonderful Benefits:
  • Professional growth in the area of trauma-informed care and resiliency-oriented treatment
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off & holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance coverage
  • 403b with Employer Contribution
  • Monthly & Quarterly Bonuses
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Merit-based pay increases
  • Free Supervision toward Independent Licensure (Counseling & Social Work)
  • Licensure Testing Reimbursement & Educational Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU Training
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.
DFYF’s Promises program, Children Who Witness Violence program, and Children of Murdered Parents and Siblings program all work with youth between the ages of 5 and 18 along with their caregiving system. The programs provide individual, group, and family counseling to survivors of sexual abuse, witnesses to domestic violence, and/or youth who have lost a parent or sibling to homicide. Goals of these trauma specific programs include helping survivors overcome and process their experiences, prevent associated self-destructive behaviors, strengthen social/family/caregiver/community relationships and connections to foster resiliency, and teach and rehearse coping skills. The selected individual must possess strong clinical skills and knowledge of treatment strategies used to support survivors.

Required Experience:
  • LSW or LPC Required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, families, and with trauma survivors preferred
  • Detail oriented
  • Valid drivers license, reliable transportation and auto insurance
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
DFYF Offers these Wonderful Benefits:
  • Professional growth in the area of trauma-informed care and resiliency-oriented treatment
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off & holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance coverage
  • 403b with Employer Contribution
  • Monthly & Quarterly Bonuses
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Merit-based pay increases
  • Free Supervision toward Independent Licensure (Counseling & Social Work)
  • Licensure Testing Reimbursement & Educational Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU Training
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.
Looking for a dynamic Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor to work in our Youth Pride program. The Youth Pride program provides comprehensive, innovative, and culturally sensitive clinical counseling and advocacy services to youth and young adults between the ages of 10 – 22 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, asexual, or any other type of sexual or gender identity (known as LGBTQ+). The scope of services will focus on supporting LGBTQ+ youth, young adults, and extended family in embracing their identity and improve self-esteem while addressing fears related to coming out, coping with oppression or discrimination, overcoming isolation, loneliness, depression, and anxiety. The Clinician is responsible for providing comprehensive, patient-focused mental health assessment and treatment utilizing a resiliency-oriented and trauma informed care approach. Must have knowledge, sensitivity, and interest in LGBTQ+ community. All services are provided in the home, telehealth, and community to reduce barriers to treatment. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions of the job include but are not limited to diagnosis and treatment of clients with mental health and substance concerns; traveling; driving; utilizing an iPad for work related documentation, emails, etc.; attending meetings; conducting assessments and counseling; and producing clear, understandable, and timely notes and documentation.

Required Experience:
  • LSW or LPC required
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling or Social Work
  • Experience working with LGBTQ+ individuals preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, families, and with trauma survivors preferred
  • Detailed Oriented
  • Reliable transportation, driver’s license, and proof of auto insurance required
  • Knowledge and adherence to professional standards and ethics
DFYF Offers these Wonderful Benefits:
  • Professional growth in the area of trauma-informed care and resiliency-oriented treatment
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off & holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance coverage
  • 403b with Employer Contribution
  • Monthly & Quarterly Bonuses
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Merit-based pay increases
  • Free Supervision toward Independent Licensure (Counseling & Social Work)
  • Licensure Testing Reimbursement & Educational Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU Training
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.
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
DFYF Offers these Wonderful Benefits:
  • Professional growth in the area of trauma-informed care and resiliency-oriented treatment
  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off & holidays
  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance coverage
  • 403b with Employer Contribution
  • Monthly & Quarterly Bonuses
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Merit-based pay increases
  • Free Supervision toward Independent Licensure (Counseling & Social Work)
  • Licensure Testing Reimbursement & Educational Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU Training
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 offers programs that provide community-based treatment and prevention services that emphasize commitment to the family, school, and work. Services are provided through innovative programs that are resiliency-oriented, trauma-informed and focus on the reduction of self-defeating behaviors and assisting youth, adults and families in leading positive and productive lives. Our agency was chosen as one of the Top 50 non-profits to work at in the country for the past four years! Directions for Youth and Families is 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. 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. Applicants 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 3 – 8 pm, summer hours 9 – 3 pm, team meetings and occasional special events that may require coming in prior or staying later.

Please forward Cover Letter and Resume

Required Experience:
Bachelor’s degree preferred and experience facilitating various activities and working with youth required Applicant should be comfortable working with youth between the ages of 8 - 18 years of age Ability to complete all required documentation daily, and possess basic computer skills. Applicant should possess a valid driver’s licenses, auto insurance and reliable transportation. COVID-Vaccination

Benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Career growth with Resiliency and Trauma Training
  • Amazing co-workers
  • A healthy, positive culture
To apply for this position forward cover letter and resume to Joseluis Guajardo, Program Manager at email.
Directions for Youth & Families offers programs that provide community-based treatment and prevention services that emphasize commitment to the family, school, and work. Services are provided through innovative programs that are resiliency-oriented, trauma-informed and focus on the reduction of self-defeating behaviors and assisting youth, adults and families in leading positive and productive lives. Our agency was chosen as one of the Top 50 non-profits to work at in the country for the past four years! Directions for Youth and Families is looking for an energetic and creative individual to be a part of our After School team and fill the position of Part-time Dance Instructor. Responsibilities include lesson planning, facilitating youth, rehearsals, preparation for annual performances and additional tasks requested by Supervisor or Program Manager. Applicant should have experience and knowledge of various styles of dance (Ballet, hip-hop, classical, contemporary). Dance Specialists should possess the skills necessary to instruct and educate youth in the various styles of dance. Prevention Specialist in Dance will be responsible for preparing youth for quarterly performances that will highlight the new skills obtained by the youth. 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 hours 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 dance activities and working with youth required.

Please forward cover letter and resume

Required Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience facilitating dance activities and working with youth required
  • Valid Driver's license and insurance
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
 Benefits:
  • Competitive salary
  • Career growth with Resiliency and Trauma Training
  • Amazing co-workers
  • A healthy, positive culture
To apply for this position forward cover letter and resume to Joseluis Guajardo, Program Manager at email.
The Accounting & Financial Assistant works closely with the Director of Finance to administrate and create the agency’s general ledger and financial reporting systems.

Essential Functions:
  • Prepares monthly cash reconciliations
  • Prepares general ledger entries for cash, revenue, payroll, expense and miscellaneous adjustments as needed
  • Assists with accounts receivable; calculates and recommends adjustments as needed
  • Assists in the preparation of the monthly financial statements and cost center reports as needed
  • Handles all accounts payable including preparing invoices as needed
  • Back-up for payroll processing
  • Will be the back-up for preparing monthly, quarterly, and semi-annual grant reports
  • Works to ensure adherence to agency accounting policies and procedures
  • Assists billing and data entry staff as needed
  • Demonstrates knowledge of issues of diversity and their affect in the workplace as reflective of the diversity in the population served
Other Responsibilities:
  • Prepares general ledger and other schedules as necessary for the annual audit
  • Assists with preparation of grant budgets
  • Assists with preparation of the annual agency budget
  • Follows up with third party payers for collection of receivables and makes billing adjustments when necessary
  • Performs additional duties and responsibilities as directed
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors in Accounting or relevant experience
  • Familiarity with reporting in a medical or behavioral healthcare service environment preferred
  • Familiarity with Great Plains Accounting Software and Microsoft Office preferred
  • Possess strong organization and time management skills and flexibility with regard to priorities
  • Must have excellent communication skills including the ability to speak and write English
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, sit for long periods of time, tolerate use of a computer, lift and carry objects generally not exceeding 20 pounds
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