Youth Counselor Job Openings - 9,726 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $31,746

    NEW
    Youth Counselor
    Boys Republic

    Chino Hills, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,559

    Youth Counselor
    Family Resources Inc.

    Davenport, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,559

    NEW
    Youth Counselor
    Iowa Department of Administrative Services

    Eldora, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $31,746

    Youth Counselor
    Hanna Boys Center

    Sonoma, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Youth Counselor
    Robins' Nest Inc.

    Salem, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,559

    Youth Counselor
    Iowa Employer

    Woodward, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,009

    Overnight Youth Counselor
    Youth Villages

    Arlington, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    Behavioral Youth Counselor
    Youth Villages

    Memphis, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Youth Development Counselor
    Good Shepherd Services

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    AOBH Youth Development Counselor
    Children's Village

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Behavioral Youth Counselor Assistant
    Youth Villages

    Douglasville, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    PRN Behavioral Youth Counselor
    Youth Villages

    Memphis, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    Behavioral Youth Counselor Assistant
    Youth Villages

    Douglasville, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Behavioral Youth Counselor Assistant
    Youth Villages

    Memphis, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    Behavioral Youth Counselor
    Youth Villages

    Nashville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,090

    NEW
    Youth Counselor for Girls
    Boys Republic

    Monrovia, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Youth Counselor-Kalispell
    Youth Homes

    Kalispell, MT

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Sr. Youth Counselor (ANG)

    Middletown, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,559

    Overnight Youth Counselor
    Iowa Employer

    Woodward, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    Behavioral Youth Counselor Assistant
    Youth Villages

    Nashville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Youth Counselor - FT
    Maryhurst

    Louisville, KY

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Youth Counselor II (ANG

    Middletown, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Behavioral Youth Counselor
    Youth Villages

    Nashville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $38,820

    NEW
    Counselor - Youth FORCE
    YMCA of South Florida

    Fort Lauderdale, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Behavioral Youth Counselor
    Youth Villages

    Douglasville, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Behavioral Youth Counselor Assistant
    Youth Villages

    Nashville, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Youth Development Counselor - Relief - Youth Reception Center
    Good Shepherd Services

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    Behavioral Youth Counselor
    Youth Villages

    Douglasville, GA

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,559

    Part-Time Youth Counselor
    Iowa Employer

    Sioux City, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Sr. Youth Counselor

    Middletown, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    PRN Behavioral Youth Counselor
    Youth Villages

    Memphis, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Youth Counselor II

    Middletown, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    Youth Counselor-Helena
    Youth Homes

    Helena, MT

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Youth Counselor II (NB)

    Middletown, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    YOUTH COUNSELOR - PART TIME
    Partnership for Children

    Missoula, MT

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,009

    NEW
    Overnight Youth Counselor
    Youth Villages

    Arlington, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    NEW
    Youth Substance Use Counselor
    Cases

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $34,417

    Youth Counselor 1
    New York State Civil Service

    Dix Hills, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Youth Development Counselor
    Good Shepherd Services

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $31,746

    NEW
    Youth Counselor - Sonoma
    Hanna Boys Center

    Sonoma, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,009

    NEW
    Behavioral Youth Counselor
    Youth Villages

    Arlington, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $33,426

    NEW
    Bilingual Youth Counselor
    Seneca Family of Agencies

    Tacoma, WA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Youth Development Counselor - Youth Reception Center
    Good Shepherd Services

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Youth Counselor - Residential Treatment Program
    Leake and Watts Services

    Yonkers, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    SPA Child Youth MFL Counselor
    Centene Corporation

    Schofield Barracks, HI

  • Estimated Salary

    $26,559

    Full-Time Overnight Youth Counselor
    Iowa Employer

    Sioux City, IA

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,660

    Youth Counselor Advanced-Lincoln County
    Wisconsin State Government

    Madison, WI

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    Youth Counselor - Part time - Kalispell
    Youth Homes

    Kalispell, MT

  • Estimated Salary

    $31,746

    Conference Center Youth
    Mount Hermon

    Mount Hermon, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    Youth Counselor - Part time - Missoula
    Youth Homes

    Missoula, MT

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

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    Relief House Parent
    Youth Horizons

    Wichita, KS

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    Part-Time Behavioral Youth Counselor Assistant
    Youth Villages

    Memphis, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Youth Independent Living Evening Support Counselor
    Intercept Youth Services

    Lynchburg, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Behavioral Youth Counselor- $2,000 Sign On Payment
    Youth Villages

    Linden, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Youth Independent Living Evening Support Counselor
    Intercept Youth Services

    Abingdon, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Per Diem Youth Counselor - Residential Treatment Center
    Leake and Watts Services

    Yonkers, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Youth Independent Living Evening Support Counselor-Manassas
    Intercept Youth Services

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $53,360

    Youth Counselor II (24hr) WEEKEND POSITION
    Access: Supports for Living

    Pine Bush, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Youth Independent Living Evening Support Counselor
    Intercept Youth Services

    Richmond, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,322

    NEW
    Youth Independent Living Day Support Counselor
    Intercept Youth Services

    Roanoke, VA

Youth Counselor Jobs

average

$29,322

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  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Deal with People
  • Unpleasant/Angry People
  • Mostly Sitting

What does a Youth Counselor do

A Youth Counselor provides counseling services to children and teenagers through helping them to improve their academic performance or behavior. They work for schools, correctional facilities, or religious organizations.

how to become a Youth Counselor

Although most social workers need a bachelor’s degree in social work, clinical social workers must have a master’s degree and 2 years of post-master’s experience in a supervised clinical setting. Clinical social workers must also be licensed in the state in which they practice.

Education

A bachelor’s degree in social work (BSW) is the most common requirement for entry-level positions. However, some employers may hire workers who have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as psychology or sociology.

A BSW prepares students for direct-service positions such as caseworker or mental health assistant. These programs teach students about diverse populations, human behavior, social welfare policy, and ethics in social work. All programs require students to complete supervised fieldwork or an internship.

Some positions require a master’s degree in social work (MSW), which generally takes 2 years to complete. Master’s degree programs in social work prepare students for work in their chosen specialty by developing clinical assessment and management skills. All programs require students to complete a supervised practicum or an internship.

A bachelor’s degree in social work is not required in order to enter a master’s degree program in social work. Although a degree in almost any major is acceptable, courses in psychology, sociology, economics, and political science are recommended. Some programs allow graduates with a bachelor’s degree in social work to earn their master’s degree in 1 year.

In 2015, there were more than 500 bachelor’s degree programs and more than 200 master’s degree programs accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Some universities offer doctoral programs in social work, where students can earn a Doctorate of Social Work (DSW) or a Ph.D. Most doctoral programs in social work require students to have a master’s in social work and experience in the field. Many doctor’s students go on to work as postsecondary teachers.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states have licensure or certification requirements for nonclinical social workers. Requirements vary by state.

All states require clinical social workers to be licensed. However, some states provide exemptions for clinical social workers who work in government agencies. Becoming a licensed clinical social worker requires a master’s degree in social work and a minimum of 2 years of supervised clinical experience after graduation. After completing their supervised experience, clinical social workers must pass a clinical exam to be licensed.

Because licensing requirements vary by state, those interested should contact their state board. For more information about regulatory licensure boards by state, contact the Association of Social Work Boards.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Clients talk to social workers about challenges in their lives. To effectively help, social workers must be able to listen to and understand their clients’ needs.

Empathy. Social workers often work with people who are in stressful and difficult situations. To develop strong relationships, they must have compassion and empathy for their clients.

Interpersonal skills. Being able to work with different groups of people is essential for social workers. They need strong people skills to foster healthy and productive relationships with their clients and colleagues.

Organizational skills. Social workers must help and manage multiple clients, often assisting with their paperwork or documenting their treatment.

Problem-solving skills. Social workers need to develop practical and innovative solutions to their clients’ problems.

Time-management skills. Social workers often have many clients and administrative responsibilities. They must effectively manage their time to provide adequate service to all of their clients.

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Real Youth Counselor Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Youth Counselor II Danbury Youth Services, Inc. Danbury, CT May 15, 2013 $48,001 -
$56,349
Youth Counselor Bethel Ministries of Orange County Seattle, WA Oct 23, 2013 $45,434
Youth Counselor New York Asian Women's Center NY Jun 17, 2016 $40,000
Case Manager-Youth Counselor Asian Counseling and Referral Service Seattle, WA Jul 31, 2016 $38,099 -
$57,366
Youth Counselor Tampa Korean Evangelical Church, Incorporated Lutz, FL Sep 12, 2015 $35,526
Youth Development Counselor Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. Lenox, MA Dec 12, 2016 $34,436
Bilingual Youth Counselor Friends of Youth Renton, WA Apr 26, 2016 $33,280 -
$37,620
Youth Development Counselor Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. Great Barrington, MA Sep 05, 2016 $31,514
Youth Development Counselor Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. Lenox, MA Dec 12, 2016 $31,514
Youth Development Counselor Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc. Lenox, MA Jun 25, 2015 $30,992

Top Skills for a Youth Counselor

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EnsureSafetyCrisisInterventionIndividualTreatmentPlansDirectSupervisionCounselChildDailyActivitiesPositiveRoleModelDailyLivingSkillsTeenageGirlsMentalHealthDirectCareServicesIndependentLivingSkillsIncidentReportsSubstanceAbuseGroupActivitiesAt-RiskYouthCPRBehaviorManagementAngerManagement

Top Youth Counselor Skills

The three most common skills for youth counselor jobs are:
  1. Ensure Safety
  2. Crisis Intervention
  3. Individual Treatment Plans

Companies look for Anger Management less than other skill for youth counselor jobs.

Group Activities, Independent Living Skills, Daily Living Skills, Substance Abuse, Teenage Girls, CPR, Individual Treatment Plans, Incident Reports, Behavior Management, Mental Health, Child, Crisis Intervention, Positive Role Model, Counsel, Daily Activities, Direct Care Services, Anger Management, Ensure Safety, At-Risk Youth, Direct Supervision

Top Youth Counselor Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Youth Counselor Employers

10 companies currently have Youth Counselor open positions.

The next set of companies with the Youth Counselor jobs are:
  1. Uspiritus
  2. Southwest Key Program
  3. Boys Town
  4. Wolverine Human Services

YMCA, Uspiritus, Southwest Key Program, Boys Town, Wolverine Human Services, G4S, Maryville Academy, Youth Homes Inc., Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Boys and Girls Club

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