Why work for Youth Homes?


Because ... 

… Youth Homes makes a difference in the lives of children and teens.

… the Youth Homes team is diverse in all ways: age, gender, ethnicity, language, and culture. That means staff, clients, and families can find points of connection. 

… we believe that our entire staff deserves the very best training, so employees are ready to work successfully with kids, understanding what is essential for young people who have experienced trauma. 

… our leadership is highly democratic, which means that everyone has a voice. The leaders of Youth Homes listen to and act on feedback from clients, and from all levels of staff. The Open Door policy is business-as-usual at Youth Homes. 

… we value a willingness to learn, curiosity, creativity and flexibility. We focus on people’s strengths and strive to help develop the gifts they bring to the workplace. 

… we promote strong relationships through staff functions and team-based training. At the end of the day, we want our employees to know (a) we care about them and (b) we want to see them grow. We consider Youth Homes as an innovative, high-quality training ground for our employees. 

… Youth Homes work is expanding, which provides professional growth opportunities and career advancement for all staff.

… for our Masters-level employees working toward their MFT or LCSW, Youth Homes provides substantive progress toward those degrees. Employees can score a triple advantage: building supervision hours, work experience that adds to your credentials, and taking home a competitive salary. 


“The opportunities that I’m given to help make a difference in the lives of the children we care for never gets old. I am truly grateful for the experiences that Youth Homes has provided for me.”
—Donna Heimbruch, employee of 27 years, Residential Supervisor of Andersen House




a good place to work? a great place to work.

For the past two years, Youth Homes has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Places to Work in the Bay Area.