Youth Development Aide


Employment Opportunities
The Department of Public Welfare currently has 38 vacancies for Youth Development Aide. Three openings are located in Carbon County, seven are located in Franklin County, one is located in Huntingdon County, 17 are located in Montour County, and 10 are located in Perry County.


Type of Work
You will actively engage court adjudicated youth on a day-to-day basis to address personal problems and scheduled activities and to provide positive reinforcement and insight into responsible behavior and attitudes. Work includes observing scheduled activities; assisting professional staff in implementing the youths’ treatment plans; reporting the youths’ progress in attaining program goals; and providing physical care, custody, and supervision of the youths’ daily activities including waking, personal hygiene, eating, recreating, work assignments, skill-building, and participating in treatment groups and other programmed activities.



For more information about these opportunities, please contact the appropriate office listed below:
Youth Forestry Camp #2 (YFC#2) (Carbon County)
R.R. #1, Box 82
Hickory Run State Park
White Haven, PA 18661-9714
Phone: (570) 443-9524

South Mountain Secure Treatment Unit (SMSTU) (Franklin County)
10056 South Mountain Road, Box 374
South Mountain, PA 17261-0374
Phone: (717) 749-7904

Youth Forestry Camp #3 (YFC#3) (Huntingdon County)
4534 Tar Kiln Road
James Creek, PA 16657
Phone: (814) 658-3492

North Central Secure Treatment Unit (NCSTU) (Montour County)
210 Clinic Road
Danville, PA 17821-8608
Phone: (570) 271-4710

Loysville Youth Development Center (LYDC) (Perry County)
8 Opportunity Drive
Loysville, PA 17047-9754
Phone: (717) 789-5500


Starting Salary

$32,773 annually


Comprehensive health insurance; liberal retirement/pension plan; paid vacation, personal and sick leave; paid holidays; prescription, vision and dental plan coverage (after six months); paid group life insurance, and much more.


Pennsylvania residency is required at the time of application for these positions. 


Click here to view detailed test announcement which includes eligibility requirements.