Bilingual (Spanish) Family Counselor

Youth Villages

About the organization

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.

Duties

Estas buscando trabajo en el area de salud mental? Youth Villages esta contratando consejeros bilingues en Ingles y Español para trabajar con niños y familias en necesidad. Las sessiones familiares seran conducidas en español pero la documentacion y supervision de los casos sera en ingles. Tu puedes ayudar a hacer la diferencia!

Program Overview

Our Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families. The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based therapy to families.


Position Overview

Carry small caseload of 4-6 families
Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families in their homes
Crisis on call rotation for the program
3 supervision meetings a week
Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities

Additional Information

Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.
Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage

Qualifications

Counselors must be fluent in English and Spanish; both written and verbal
A Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred; a Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline is required.
Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
One year of experience working with individuals or families in need of crisis intervention
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Apply online here: https://careers-youthvillages.icims.com/jobs/4588/bilingual-spanish-youth-counselor---worker/job OR contact Francisco Zapata-Reyes for more information at [email protected]

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