Love what you do.
Join us in creating hope and opportunity in the lives of youth and families today.
As an employee of YSS, you will be part of one of Iowa’s largest youth-serving organizations and a passionate team that believes in putting kids first.
Our programs focus on three key areas: prevention, treatment and transition. Our staff plays a vital role in listening and letting youth know they are heard. In encouraging young people to be confident and make healthy choices. In turning hopelessness into hope. In helping youth stand strong. Learn more about YSS, including our core values, history and locations.

Open Positions

Marshalltown Area

Application Process

To apply for a position with YSS:

  • Click on the job you would like to apply for (above) and click the "APPLY NOW" link within the job posting.  You will be asked to complete an online application and upload your resume.
  • Please note: YSS is a nicotine free workplace.
  • You will be asked to provide information that will be used to conduct a series of background checks including your social security number, date of birth and driver’s license number. This information will be used to check: criminal convictions, child abuse, dependent adult abuse, sex offender and motor vehicle records.
  • Please be assured, we take great care to protect your personal information from misuse and only use this information to conduct the appropriate background checks.
  • You will receive a confirmation email following successful completion of your application. If your application is selected for further consideration, you will receive an email or phone call from a YSS hiring manager to schedule an interview.
  • Please contact Adnana Alicic, Recruitment Specialist, at with questions regarding your application.



As an intern at YSS, you will have the opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge in a professional work setting and broaden your skills. Whether working on an operations team or directly with youth and families in a specific program, you will have a remarkable impact on the community while gaining valuable experience to build your resume and extend your network. We offer flexible scheduling and are able to accommodate interns while considering school credit requirements.

All interns are required to interview with program supervisors.

Please see above in the Careers section for current internships and how to apply.


YSS is proud to offer competitive employee benefits, including:

Insurance Coverage Options

  • Health Insurance
  • Voluntary Dental Insurance
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Long Term Disability Coverage
  • Professional Liability Insurance Coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account/Health Savings Account
  • Supplemental Compensation Award (after five years of full-time service)

Wellness Program Offerings

  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees
  • Flu Shots
  • Employer-paid communicable disease check and employment physical


Paid Time Off & Leave Programs

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Volunteer Time Off (paid time off to pursue outside volunteer opportunities)
  • Paid Holiday Leave
  • Birthday Holiday Off
  • Military Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave


  • Many of our positions offer a variety of shifts or hours

Training & Development

  • In-Service and Out-of-Agency Conferences and Workshops
  • Mandatory Reporter Training
  • CPR/First Aid
  • Medication Manager Certification
  • Safe Zone Training
  • And many more