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Our employees tell us Delaware Guidance Services (DGS) is a great place to work.  There is opportunity for work-life balance, challenging work, and a supportive and stimulating work environment.  Employees at DGS have a great opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of childr Delaware Guidance awarded distinction as a 'Top Workplaces of Delaware' organization.en throughout the state of Delaware, on the agency, and within their careers.

DGS continues to experience steady growth.  The agency is large enough tomake an impact in the community, yet not too big to lose a caring work environment where employees can make a difference.  With the wide variety of positions and programs, employees have several options to develop their careers.

DGS has 5 locations throughout the state of Delaware – Dover, Lewes, Newark, Seaford, and Wilmington.  Our facilities provide secure settings for high quality treatment services.  Employees have a great opportunity to live and work near the beach and/or a metropolitan area, with easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington DC.


We offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees, including:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Incentive pay plan for certain clinical staff positions
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Health savings accounts (HSAs)
  • Life, AD&D, LTD, STD
  • Paid vacation, sick, and holidays
  • 403(b) plan with match

Employee contributions are required for some benefits.

Delaware Guidance Services
is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To apply for a position listed below, please submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at our headquarters in Wilmington. Please indicate the position for which you are applying and where you saw the position advertised

Delaware Guidance Services
for Children & Youth, Inc.

Human Resources
1213 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806
Fax: (302) 652-8292

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Position:Child Priority Response Clinicians

Location:Kent and Sussex Counties

Status: Full time.

Description:As members of the statewide Child Priority Response Team these clinicians will provide Mental Health assessments, intervention and follow up services to children and youth experiencing Behavioral Health Crisis. These services are provided in the community. Follow up services will include working with the youth, families and community partners to insure safety and connections with appropriate ongoing resources. These positions are full time mid-day through evening positions with some weekend rotation.

Requirements:Master's degree in social work, counseling or related fields. Experience working with children, youth and families preferred.


Closed: 3/5/15


Position:PCIT Therapist

Location:Sussex County

Status: Full time.

Description:Licensed therapist needed for community based program serving children ages 2-5 years and their caregivers.

Requirements:Master's degree in social work, counseling or related field.


Closed: 3/5/15


Position:Intensive Outpatient Therapist


Status: Full time.

Description:Experienced therapist needed for innovative Intensive Outpatient community-based treatment program in our child guidance clinic. In this role, you will work as part of a treatment team with children, adolescents, & their families.

Requirements:Master's degree & training in Family Therapy required.


Closed: 3/5/15


Position:Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


Status: Full time.

Description:The Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works under the supervision and direction of a Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist to provide psychiatric evaluations, medication management, and consultation services. There is no weekend, and very little on call duties. The Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner operates within a dual service model on a team with clinicians.

Requirements:Candidates must be registered/licensed to practice in the state of Delaware as an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner.


Closed: 3/31/15



Position:Social Service Paraprofessionals-Day Treatment Program


Status: Hourly Rate

Description:On call, per diem Paraprofessionals needed for children's mental health programs.

Requirements:Experience in Day Treatment, Partial or Psychiatric Hospital, Education, or Day Care setting required. Must be at least 21 years old and be able to pass a criminal background and abuse registry checks. Bachelor's degree in Human Services or Education preferred, but not required.


Closed: 3/5/15


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