We envision a world in which all children and youth are loved and cared for and all families have the resources to thrive.

Youth Counselor

Location: Turlock, California US


Requisition Number: 10433

Position Title: Youth Care Professional

External Description:

As a Youth Counselor, you will ignite your passion for helping at-risk youth and gain skills to advance your career in social services, law enforcement, education or psychology.  You will experience a dynamic setting, rich with like-minded professionals as you provide support, love, and care for troubled boys from across the state.

Although your primary responsibility is to provide care for up to eight youth in a residential setting, your real job, the job you’ll remember, is to show these boys what it feels like to have somebody care about them. And in return, you’ll understand what it means to change the direction of another person’s life.

As a Youth Counselor with Aspiranet in Turlock, California, you’ll oversee the daily and/or overnight care of troubled boys from across the state. You will be helping to ensure boys and young men who have come experienced much trauma receive love and care. This is the ideal position for a recent college graduate looking for an enriching experience to launch their career, a stay-at-home parent seeking to reenter the workforce, or someone working on their Master’s degree in social work or psychology.


The Youth Counselor provides stability and discipline inside one of Aspiranet’s residential cottages in Turlock. This flexible position with evening and weekend hours allows you to do something you’re passionate about while gaining real world experience working with troubled boys and young men. Your success as a Youth Counselor will depend on your ability to provide oversight, structure and comfort for children and youth. You will be directly responsible for maintaining a sense of calm and order with a group that often has not had either in their lives.

You will work with a team of professionals, including therapists and psychiatrists, who share your dedication to making a difference in kids’ lives.  You will have exposure to plan development and team dynamics that will help you reach your career goals.

Youth Counselor works one of the three possible shifts:
6am - 2pm; 2pm - 10pm; 10pm - 8am.
Your shifts may include both weekdays and weekends.


Aspiranet offers a competitive salary, an exceptional team-based environment, and a great benefits package that includes employer-paid healthcare, dental, vision and wellness care. Aspiranet rewards you for the work you do – engaging with your clients and helping them meet their goals.


If you have any of the following apply right now. Aspiranet wants you to help you develop your passion for caring for children:

  • Bachelor’s degree,
  • 12 unit of childhood development AND 100 hours working with children, or
  • Experience related to the foster care system


Aspiranet is a one-of-a-kind social service agency dedicated to building a world where all children and youth are loved and cared for, and all families have the resources to thrive. Founded in 1975, our core mission is to help California kids and families. Aspiranet’s services include foster care and adoption family support, residential care, support for youth making the transition from foster care to adulthood, mental and behavioral health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We provide services throughout California.

Aspira means hope. We are a network of people bringing hope forward. We look forward to learning what makes you passionate.

Job Category: Residential



Community / Marketing Title: Youth Counselor

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Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.

City: Turlock

State: California

County: Stanislaus

Location_formattedLocationLong: Turlock, California US