Become a Behavioral Youth Counselor at Youth Villages

Apply online today to be a Behavioral Youth Counselor in Memphis, TN by visiting and selecting Memphis.  Read more to learn what it is like to work in our Residential Treatment programs.

What does a “typical” day or week look like as a Teacher Counselor?
Most days are spent helping the youth focus on their treatment goals while having fun and learning. In between meals and treatment, the days are filled with games and activities!
What do you enjoy the most/find most rewarding about working with the population you serve in YV Residential treatment?
The little things are always the most precious to me. Sometimes, a kid will simply thank me for caring about him.

What do you enjoy the most about your position as a Teacher Counselor?

I love seeing the kids successfully discharge and return to their own homes or a home environment. I am always so overwhelmed with pride! It reminds me of why I work at Youth Villages and our focus as an organization – to help children and families live successfully.

What do you find the most challenging about the position?

Handling any crisis the youth are in is always challenging. It is very hard to see a child in that much pain. However, through those challenges, you can learn to be a more effective counselor and help successfully navigate more children through those difficult times.

What do you enjoy the most about working at Youth Villages?

The team support from every employee.

What is your favorite thing about living in Memphis?

The food!!!

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