Bilingual (Spanish) Youth Outreach Worker
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.
Youth Villages’ Continuum program will provide an array of intensive community-based, wraparound services designed to divert at-risk youth from out-of-home placements whenever possible. The primary goal of our Continuum is to maintain youth within their home and school, support families/caregivers, and help ensure maximum safety for the youth, family, and community. Youth Villages views the children and families we serve as the experts on their own lives; therefore, all of our continuum services are family-driven, youth-guided, and strength-based.
The Outreach Worker is provided to youth to support their involvement in the community. A youth outreach works to help youth develop:
Skills to manage symptoms
Coping strategies to deal with internal and external stresses.
Self-care skills that help them become independent at a developmentally appropriate level, such as money management skills, use of public transportation, career planning, and searching for jobs or colleges, or learning to complete applications.
Social skills and community living skills that promote successful participation in school, vocational programs, and social and recreational activities, including PAYA for youth, if needed.
Care Coordination activities as identified in the wraparound meetings
Assist in educational and pre-vocational skill attainment, such as practice in interviewing for jobs or college, appropriate dress, etc
Accompany and/or engage youth in social and recreational activities
Bilingual in Spanish and English required
A Bachelor’s degree in a social services discipline is required with two years experience working with youth and families
Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
Excellent cultural awareness and sensitivity
Must be able to work with people of different backgrounds, languages and ethnicities
Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients’ availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required. Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities.
Carry a small caseload of 4-5 youth; providing 3-4 hours of direct support with family a week
Participate in an on-call schedule
Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.
Contact email: [email protected]
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