Job Opening 
Post Date:01/29/2024
Assistant Director- Youth Services

The Assistant Director of Youth Services position is the second tier of administrative oversight and managerial responsibility within the Youth Services Office.  The ADYS is tasked to be a duty expert regarding the day-to-day operations of the Youth Services Office involving the legal, administrative, and case management aspects of assisting juveniles and their families who are assigned to or seek the services of the Marshall County Juvenile Court System.  In addition to operational proficiency, the ADYS must also be prepared to assume the duties of the Director of Youth Services and the administrative tasks, requirements, and responsibilities unique to that position. Further, the ADYS shall be the office lead in all dependency and neglect cases and proceedings.  Typical activities include assuming casework involving the assessment and supervision of juveniles placed on probation by the courts as well as troubled juveniles identified by the school system, law enforcement personnel, and/or their families.   Additional responsibilities include crisis management with families, assisting with the intake of juvenile offenders, coordinating all aspects related to Informal Adjustments, and coordination and implementation of the Tobacco program.  The ADYS is part of a rotating on-call schedule to assist law enforcement with properly processing juveniles into the juvenile justice system after normal working hours.  The ADYS shall work closely with the Juvenile Court Judge to provide information and make recommendations regarding juveniles under court ordered or informal supervision.  Qualities aligning with the ADYS position include but are not limited to leadership and supervisory skills, possessing a strong background in assisting troubled youth, a working knowledge of local and regional social service agencies, experience working in the juvenile court system, and strong organizational, communication, interpersonal, and decision-making skills.

Necessary Requirements of Work
Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services, Criminal Justice, Psychology or related field; considerable experience working with troubled youth and adolescents; thorough knowledge of the laws pertaining to juveniles regarding criminal offenses, custody and state supervision; meaningful experience counseling and providing supportive services to juveniles and their families; strong organizational, interpersonal and decision making skills; significant experience working with juvenile court systems and school systems; or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience relevant to the following  essential tasks and skills.

Necessary Special Requirements
  • Possession of a valid Tennessee Driver’s License and the ability to obtain vehicle insurance at standard rates.
  • Must pass a criminal background check prior to employment.
  • Must successfully attend a minimum of fifteen (15) hours training annually as required by TCCY guidelines.
  • Clearance through the methamphetamine registry, sex abuse registry, felony record check, abuse registry, and local records and driver’s license checks.
  • Certified in Drug Screening protocols.

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance.
  • Paid sick leave, vacation leave (after 6 months), bereavement leave, and birthday leave.
  • Optional benefits available at reasonable rates.
  • TCRS benefit retirement plan

  • Application and Job Description may be picked up from the Marshall County Human Resources Office, 3309 Courthouse Annex, 3rd floor, Lewisburg, TN 37091 or obtain from
  • Completed application and resume will be accepted by the Marshall County Human Resources Office until February 8th, 2024, at 4:00pm.
  • No late applications will be accepted.  No phone calls please.