Our Culture

DGS continues to experience steady growth. The agency is large enough to make 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.

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 children throughout the state of Delaware, on the agency, and within their careers.

Some DGS locations are approved by the NHSC (National Health Service Corps) for Federal Loan Repayment. Loan Forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program is also available.

We Are Delaware

DGS has 5 locations throughout the state of Delaware – DoverLewesNewarkSeaford, 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 and generous contribution

Employee contributions are required for some benefits. Delaware Guidance Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer


To apply for a position, please visit our designated career website. If you have specific questions, please email 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.
Attn: Human Resources
1213 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806
Fax: (302) 652-8292
Email: hrjobs@delawareguidance.org

Job Posting | Advanced Clinical Training Program Therapist

Still accepting applications for the current year’s class of trainees. 

Delaware Guidance Services for Children and Youth, Inc. (DGS) is a highly regarded, non-profit mental health agency that annually serves over 10,000 children and youth across the state of Delaware. DGS is pleased to post available positions for our two-year advanced clinical training program designed to train master’s level graduates to become competent clinicians and obtain licensure. The positions that will begin in September, 2021, represent the eighth year of the program. This is the only program of its kind in the area that provides skill development in core clinical competencies and the opportunity to practice these skills in a family-based child guidance setting. We are currently seeking a diverse group of qualified master’s level trainees to participate in this program. Candidates must have already finished their graduate education or be targeted for graduation in the spring of 2121.

Trainees will be expected to carry a caseload of clients approximately 3/4 the size of a full-time clinician. Caseloads will provide experience across a broad spectrum of emotional and behavioral issues from adjustment difficulties and attention problems to complex trauma. Trainees will receive a minimum of one hour weekly supervision, and up to three hours of group supervision per week from highly qualified and experienced licensed therapists. Four hours of training per week will also be provided on core competencies and skill development to provide quality treatment services.

Delaware Guidance Services offers a great working environment, competitive base salary ($38K first year) and benefits package, including medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance and paid leave benefits. Our Delaware Offices are located in Wilmington, Newark, Dover, Lewes and Seaford, all of which are centrally located to a variety of major metropolitan areas, beaches and attractions.

For immediate consideration, please provide a cover letter indicating your interest, curriculum vitae or resumé and two professional references letters. In addition, either in the cover letter or on a separate sheet, please give a short response to the following questions; a. What do you see as your current strengths and weaknesses as a clinician? (other than lack of experience) and b. What are you most interested in learning if accepted into this two-year program?

Application materials can be sent to hrjobs@delawareguidance.org or faxed 302-652-8292. Applicants are also encouraged to apply below.

 Living in Delaware

Kent County

Dover, Delaware

Kent County & Greater Dover Convention and Visitors Bureau

Sussex County

Lewes, Delaware

Seaford, Delaware

Convention and Visitors Bureau of Sussex County Delaware