Youth Counselor-Male

Linn County

Assumes responsibility for the supervision, safety, security, and behavior management of dependent, neglect or delinquent youth at the Juvenile Detention Center. Work is performed under general supervision. Knows the County’s Customer-Centered Culture principles, the County’s Mission, Strategic Plan and Core Values and demonstrates a commitment to customer satisfaction for all customers on a regular basis.


  • Oversee daily activity of the residents of the Juvenile Detention Center.
  • Organize, plan, and lead skill building & recreational activities with residents.
  • Engineer the environment to maintain a calm & safe atmosphere. Have de-escalation and restraint capabilities.
  • Document all observations on clients.
  • Maintain security and safety of residents on a continual basis.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the social sciences or related field
  • Minimum of 6 months in the care, counseling, and management of dependent, neglected, and delinquent adolescents within the last five years


  • New Hire: $24.48
  • 90 days: $25.7
  • 1 year: $27.05 
  • 2 years: $28.53 
  • 3 years: $30.03


  • 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.    Wednesday – Sunday (Monday/Tuesday off)


Linn County is committed to creating a Customer-Center Culture placing our internal & external customers at the center of everything we do! Why do we do this? We get that question a lot. The answer is simple: We want our customers to have a positive experience. Our co-workers are customers too. Exceptional internal customer satisfaction leads to exceptional customer satisfaction for the public!

Why work at Linn County? 

  • Competitive wages with annual pay increases & annual cost of living increase (depending on budget) 
  • Medical, dental, vision, short & long term disability, and supplemental life insurance 
  • Iowa Public Employee's Retirement Pension Plan (IPERS) 
  • Wellness program offering credit on insurance premiums to eligible employees 
  • On-site fitness centers for $15 per year 
  • 100% County paid basic life insurance 
  • 12 paid holidays per year 
  • Training & professional development opportunities 

Application Instructions:

DEADLINE: Monday, March 20, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

Job ID: 84789

Posted 13 days ago

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