Youth Advocate Services
Promoting Positive Futures

position details

Date posted


Seniority Level

Employment Type

Required Education

Required License/Certification

To apply, please send your completed application and cover letter/resume to HR at Subject line of email should read “Applicant."

foster care family counselor position description

​As the oldest therapeutic foster care program in Ohio, YAS has provided high-quality treatment foster care, while working collaboratively with other child serving agencies to develop and implement a community support system for families.

This position plays a key role in coordination of the treatment team. The Foster Care Family Counselor takes primary responsibility of implementation of the case plan, which is developed by the team under the supervision of the Foster Care Program Director and Clinical Supervisor. The Foster Care Family Counselor is primarily responsible for completing the initial diagnostic evaluation and providing ongoing counseling/psychotherapy to youth in care, focused on meeting the therapeutic needs of the youth. The Foster Care Family Counselor works with the treatment team to ensure children/families are linked with needed services available within the community and/or at YAS. Due to the nature of foster care-giving and due to the importance of the Foster Care Family Counselor in supporting youth in care and foster caregivers, it is expected that the Foster Care Family Counselor will maintain a flexible schedule which may include some evening and weekend availability. The Foster Care Family Counselor is expected to fulfill on-call duties as scheduled by the Foster Care Program Director with additional compensation provided for on-call duties.  


LSW, LISW, PC, or PCC required. Interpersonal skills, judgment, flexibility and commitment are essential to the position, as well as the ability to work a flexible schedule. Valid driver’s license required. Automobile insurance with minimum liability amounts, as specified by agency policy, required.

YAS is invested in our team members and we are excited to offer the following benefits to our employees:

  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off, that you start earning immediately

  • 401 K, with company match!

  • Health Insurance (dental and vision too), company pays for large percentage

  • Quarterly Bonuses for meeting productivity standards

  • Short/Long Term disability insurance provided by the company

  • Opportunities for CEU's and continued professional development

  • Supervision toward independent licensure

  • Annual performance evaluations and potential to earn up to 3% annual salary increase

And this is just to name a few of the things that YAS has to offer! We know what you do for our clients is important, and YAS wants to support our staff that support our clients!