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.


  • 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


  • SHIFT 1: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday – Tuesday (Wednesday/Thursday off)   
  • SHIFT 2: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday (Monday/Tuesday off)  


  • New Hire: $24.48/$25.09 
  • 90 days: $26.34
  • 1 year: $27.73 
  • 2 years: $29.24 
  • 3 years: $30.78
  • *Wage goes to $25.09 effective 7/1/23.

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: Sunday, June 4, 2023, at 5:00 p.m.

Job ID: 85532

Posted 10 days ago

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