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 youth and their families, community-based. Experience working with youth 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 looking for an energetic and creative individual to be a part of our After School team and fill the position of Part-time Prevention Art Specialist. Responsibilities include lesson planning, developing and implementing art projects daily, assisting with the beautification of the After School Center and additional tasks requested by Supervisor or Program Manager. Art Specialists should be knowledgeable in various art techniques and possess the skill set in order to instruct and educate 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. After-school 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.

Required Experience:
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Experience facilitating music activities and working with youth required
  • Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination
Benefits:
  • Fully equipped fitness center
  • Amazing co-workers
  • A healthy, positive culture
  • Professional growth and training in the areas of resiliency-oriented and trauma-informed care
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