Youth Counselor Job Fair


Join us on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29th, from 12 PM until 6 PM

Address: 5300 Angeles Vista Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90043

All candidates must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid California Driver License and a driver record acceptable to Wayfinder Family Services insurance carrier including good driving records for the last 3 years.



We are seeking Counselors to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for our Transitional Shelter Care (TSC) that serves children ages 5 – 17 who have serious or life-threatening medical or mental health conditions and are involved in the foster care system.

Starting Pay Rates:

HS Diploma – $15.00/hour

AA/AS Degree – $15.75/hour

BA/BS Degree – $16.55/hour

Limited Time $1,000 Sign-On Bonus (50% paid after 3 months and the remaining 50% after 6 months; excludes on-call)

Shifts Available: AM, PM, Overnight (Full-Time & Part-Time)

Job Duties Include:

  • Ensures the health, safety, and welfare of our residents in the program.
  • Assists in planning, organizing, and supervising milieu programs such as recreational and therapeutic activities, which promote developmental competencies and skills targeted to child’s unique and special needs.
  • Engage/coach our residents with different sports activities like basketball, soccer, baseball, swimming, etc.
  • Provides supportive guidance, working closely with mental health clinicians, supervisors, and social workers.
  • Reports any incidents/accidents according to incident reporting procedures and protocols, within designated timelines as outlined in the reporting procedures.
  • Provides transportation to residents to medical appointments, community outings, meetings, or other locations by driving agency vehicles.
  • Ensures a safe and clean living environment, participating in household cleaning and maintenance activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in a related field ORAssociate’s Degree with 12 semester units in related field and experience working with youth OR High School Diploma and previously employed as a full-time staff or volunteer at a group home or residential program for at least one year or relevant life experience in child welfare.
  • Minimum of one (1) year residential experience with at-risk severely emotionally disturbed (SED) youth and/or non-minor dependents (NMD), preferably Emergency Shelter.
  • Current Pro-Act Certification, preferred. 

We offer opportunities for advancement, training, competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Long term Care
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • 401(K) retirement plan with a 4% employer match after qualification
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Education Assistance Program

This is an exciting time for Wayfinder Family Services and we invite you to be a part of it. 

Come to our job fair to see what we are talking about!

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If you cannot attend our job fair, please apply online or forward your resume to

Wayfinder supports a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment background and drug screenings.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

September 24, 2021