Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. Youth Villages helps more than 25,000 children and families each year through a variety of programs including intensive in-home services.
How to Get Hired
We asked Youth Villages for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Successful staff at Youth Villages have a passion for helping kids and families, a strong alignment with our mission and values and a drive to grow in the field of social services. Applicants with experience working with at-risk youth and clinically focused educational backgrounds have a foundation that will help them excel with us. We have a strong system in place that allows us to train entry level staff and gives those who are dedicated to their work a clear path for promotion within the organization. Applicants who take a strength based, patient, positive approach when interacting with our youth will be most successful. We are looking for people who value feedback and collaboration, are detail oriented, flexible and those who want a career that will truly make a difference.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Prospective employees can get our attention by intentionally considering a career with us. We operate with a single-minded goal of helping kids and families with people who are wholly dedicated to this mission. Those who have researched us through our website and the articles written about our accolades will be better prepared to engage in the interview process. Follow us on social media (YVCareers) to get a good picture of the culture of our organization. Reach out to the recruiting team to get an idea of which program is the best to begin your career with us.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We have residential campuses in Tennessee, Georgia, and Massachusetts that will be hiring staff wth a high school diploma or bachelor's degree to work on all shifts in direct care with youth on our campuses. We will also be hiring staff to work in our community based programs in Oregon, Indiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Ohio.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Applicants can apply online at www.youthvillages.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.