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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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Position Overview

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 Prevention Specialist.  Responsibilities include the implementation of prevention programming surrounding the social emotional development of our youth, Life Skills, and community service learning (CSL). Prevention Specialist should possess excellent engagement skills, ability to redirect youth, facilitate activities, multi-task, meet deadlines, and collaborate with peers. Additional trainings focused on trauma-informed care will be provided.

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. 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 activities and working with youth required.

Interested applicants please submit Cover Letter & Resume

 

Additional requirements:

Bachelor degree preferred,

Experience facilitating groups

Experience working with youth

Strong engagement and communication skills

Valid Driver’s License and insurance\

COVID Vaccination

To apply for this position, please send you resume to HR Manager. Click here to send Send Email

Position overview:

Directions for Youth and Families is seeking an energetic and creative individual to be a part of our afterschool program and fill the position of part-time Education Teacher. Responsibilities include the implementation and overseeing of all educational programming and activities in our afterschool center.  The primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the oversight of the Homework Help and Stride Academy programs.  Additionally, key staff members will collaborate with parents/schools to ensure school goals are being met.  The position also allows for educational group activities that inspire youth learning, in a creative, fun, engaging way.  The ideal candidate should possess excellent engagement skills, ability to redirect youth, facilitate activities, multi-task, meet deadlines, and collaborate with parents/schools. Additional training's focused on trauma-informed care will be provided.

The Education Instructor position is part-time.  Applicants should have a strong desire to work with youth between the ages of 8-18 years old.  Afterschool programming hours are daily, Monday – Friday from 3-8pm and Summer programming hours are daily Monday – Friday 9-3pm.  Basic computer skills, documentation, and coordination of musical performances are required.

Interested applicants please submit Cover Letter & Resume

 

Additional requirements:

Bachelor degree preferred,

Experience facilitating groups

Experience working with youth

Strong engagement and communication skills

Valid Driver’s License and insurance

COVID-19 Vaccination

To apply for this position, please send you resume to HR Manager. Click here to send Send Email

Position Overview:

DFYF is 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:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work/Counseling preferred or Bachelor’s in Social Work, with LSW
  • Valid and current LSW, LISW, LPC or LPCC licensure in the state of Ohio or working toward licensure is required
  • 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.

 

What makes us great:

  • We provide extensive training in trauma-informed care & resiliency-oriented treatment
  • We utilize the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, & Competency) trauma treatment framework, which is recognized by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • Licensure & Testing Reimbursement for Counselors & Social Workers
  • Free Supervision toward Independent Licensure
  • Educational Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU’s for Counselors & Social Workers
  • Monthly, Quarterly & Longevity Bonuses
  • 403(b) Retirement with Employer Contribution
  • 9.5 days paid holidays per year
  • Competitive salary and benefits

 How to apply:

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@dfyf.org

Position overview:

DFYF is seeking an Intake Specialist (LSW, LISW, LPC, or LPCC) to engage referred clients with services.  The role of the Intake Specialist is to provide intake linkage, diagnostic mental health assessments, and treatment recommendations for youth referred to services.  Responsibilities include collaboration with referral sources, key school personnel, and program recruitment.  The ideal candidate should possess strong engagement, diagnostic, and organizational skills.  The position is community-based, in client homes, schools, office, or community setting.

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work/Counseling preferred or Bachelor’s in Social Work, with LSW
  • Valid and current LSW, LISW, LPC or LPCC
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Prior experience working with schools and school personnel
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Strong diagnostic assessment skills
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance

 

What makes us great:

  • We provide extensive training in trauma-informed care & resiliency-oriented treatment
  • We utilize the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, & Competency) trauma treatment framework, which is recognized by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • Licensure & Testing Reimbursement for Counselors & Social Workers
  • Free Supervision toward Independent Licensure
  • Educational Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU’s for Counselors & Social Workers
  • Monthly, Quarterly & Longevity Bonuses
  • 403(b) Retirement with Employer Contribution
  • Paid time off
  • 9.5 days of paid holidays
  • Competitive salary and benefits

How to apply:

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@dfyf.org  

Position Overview:

 DFYF is seeking a Licensed Social Worker (LSW, LISW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, LPCC) who wants to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families.  The role of the Mental Health and Substance Use Clinician is to provide counseling, advocacy, and support to youth ages 12-18 who have co-occuring substance use and mental health diagnosis.   Substance use services are low-intensity, outpatient services that provide individual and group counseling.  As a Mental Health & Substance Use Clinician you will conduct diagnostic mental health assessments, create treatment plans, and provide ongoing therapeutic services.  The role of position is community-based, providing services in the home, school, and/or community setting.

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work/Counseling preferred or Bachelor’s in Social Work, with LSW
  • Valid and current LSW, LISW, LPC or LPCC licensure in the state of Ohio or working toward licensure
  • 1-2 years experience working with substance use
  • Prior experience working with schools and school personnel
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Strong diagnostic assessment skills
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance

What makes us great:

  • We provide extensive training in trauma-informed care & resiliency-oriented treatment
  • We utilize the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, & Competency) trauma treatment framework, which is recognized by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • Licensure & Testing Reimbursement for Counselors & Social Workers
  • Free Supervision toward Independent Licensure
  • Educational Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU’s for Counselors & Social Workers
  • Monthly, Quarterly & Longevity Bonuses
  • 403(b) Retirement with Employer Contribution

How to apply:

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@dfyf.org

Position Overview:

 

DFYF is seeking a Licensed Social Worker or Licensed Professional Counselor who wants to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences.  Our Promises Program, Children Who Witness Violence Program, and Children of Murdered Parents and Siblings Program 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.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work/Counseling preferred or Bachelor’s in Social Work, with LSW
  • Valid and current LSW, LISW, LPC or LPCC licensure in the state of Ohio or working toward licensure
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, families, and with trauma survivors preferred
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Strong diagnostic assessment skills
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance
  • COVID-19 vaccination

What makes us great:

  • We provide extensive training in trauma-informed care & resiliency-oriented treatment
  • We utilize the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, & Competency) trauma treatment framework, which is recognized by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • Licensure & Testing Reimbursement for Counselors & Social Workers
  • Free Supervision toward Independent Licensure
  • Educational Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU’s for Counselors & Social Workers
  • Monthly, Quarterly & Longevity Bonuses
  • 403(b) Retirement with Employer Contribution

How to apply:

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@dfyf.org

Position summary

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 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.

 

Position Requirements:

  • 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

 

What makes us great:

  • Competitive salary
  • Career growth with Resiliency and Trauma Training
  • Amazing co-workers
  • A healthy, positive culture

How to apply:

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@dfyf.org

Position overview:

Directions for Youth and Families is seeking an energetic and creative individual to be a part of our afterschool program and fill the position of part-time Food Service Specialist.  This position is responsible for preparing and /or facilitating the preparation of daily meals and snacks for afterschool youth participants.  Duties include set-up, stocking, and preparing food in accordance with DFYF healthy meal plans, ensuring cleanliness, proper safety procedures, and organizing kitchen, walk in coolers and storage areas.  The Food Service Specialist must comply with all applicable sanitation, health and personal hygiene standards and follow established food production programs and procedures. The specialist is responsible for appropriate use of facility supplies and equipment to ensure all good efficiently used.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Weekly Shopping for and preparing all foods served using established production, procedures and systems.
    • Determines amount & type of food/supplies required for established menu’s
    • Weekly inventory of supplies & food
    • Sets up proper serving portions of food for distribution
  • Complies with established sanitation standards, personal hygiene and health standards.
    • Observes proper food preparation and handling techniques
  • Stores food properly, safely and with proper date & item markings and perform daily temp. checks of refrigerator & freezer
  • Reports necessary equipment repair and maintenance to supervisor/program manager. Maintain daily production reports
  • Correctly prepares all food served following standard recipes and special diet orders
  • Plans food production to coordinate with serving hours to provide excellence in quality, temperature and appearance of food

 

COMPETENCIES:

  • Excellent collaboration & communication Skills
  • Customer/client Focus
  • Time Management/flexibility
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Price conscious

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Employee will frequently be exposed to extreme heat and noise

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Employee is occasionally required to sit, stand, reach, lift, bend, kneel, stoop, climb, push and pull items weighing up to 50 lbs. The position requires manual dexterity, auditory and visual skills; and ability to follow written and oral instructions.

Interested applicants please submit Cover Letter & Resume

Additional requirements:

High School Diploma or equivalent

Prior experience in related food service position;

ServSafe Certification

Valid Driver’s License and insurance

COVID-19 Vaccination

What makes us great:

Merit-based pay increases

Mileage reimbursement

Fully equipped fitness center at one of our location

Amazing co-workers

A healthy, positive culture

No on-call

No weekends

How to apply:

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@dfyf.org

Position Overview:

 DFYF is seeking a School-Based Licensed Social Worker (LSW, LISW) or Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, LPCC) who wants to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and families.  The role of the school-based clinician is to provide counseling, advocacy, and support to youth within their designated school.  Collaboration with key school professionals, along with parents is a vital component.  As a school-based clinician you will conduct diagnostic mental health assessments, create treatment plans, and provide ongoing therapeutic services.

Position Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work/Counseling preferred or Bachelor’s in Social Work, with LSW
  • Valid and current LSW, LISW, LPC or LPCC licensure in the state of Ohio or working toward licensure is required
  • Experience working with children and families
  • Prior experience working with schools and school personnel
  • Excellent communication and engagement skills
  • Strong diagnostic assessment skills
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance

 

What makes us great:

  • We provide extensive training in trauma-informed care & resiliency-oriented treatment
  • We utilize the ARC (Attachment, Regulation, & Competency) trauma treatment framework, which is recognized by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • Licensure & Testing Reimbursement for Counselors & Social Workers
  • Free Supervision toward Independent Licensure
  • Educational Fee Waivers
  • Free CEU’s for Counselors & Social Workers
  • Monthly, Quarterly & Longevity Bonuses
  • 403(b) Retirement with Employer Contribution
  • 9.5 days paid holidays per year
  • Competitive salary and benefits

 How to apply:

Interested individuals should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to hr@dfyf.org.


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