Bilingual Youth Counselor - Spanish required

Northern Virginia Family Services

About the organization

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) helps families and individuals in need create stability and self-sufficiency with a wide range of critical services.

Duties

-Conduct intake for all referred clients.
-Provide short-term intensive case management services to assigned case load, in accordance with IPE Service Delivery Model, including assessment, goal plan development, and referral. This includes referring all clients with trauma-recovery related mental health needs to the VPIP/FRP Mental Health Counselor where available.
-Provide life skills education and intervention in accordance with clients’ goal plan and resource needs.
-Provide gang awareness education to IPE referred youth and their parents.
-Participate actively in team meetings and collaborative service delivery models with other team members to effectively address community, family, and individual violence prevention and intervention needs in assigned neighborhood.
-Initiate and maintain collaborative contact with other agencies working with the youth and their family, including the referral source, and appropriate school personnel in order to effectively coordinate service delivery and monitor clients’ progress towards goals.
-Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other community services providing services for youth and families.
-Develop and implement plans to educate and increase gang awareness in the community, which may include providing workshops and groups in schools and community-based settings as needed.
-Participate in regular individual and group supervisions as directed by Supervisor.

Qualifications

-Bachelor’s degree in social work, human services, or criminal justice from an accredited college or university.
-At least two (2) years of related direct service experience providing individual and/or group services to youth and families, case management, and working with at-risk youth.
-Experience providing services to immigrants, recently reunified families, and adolescents.
-Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of gang dynamics.
-Demonstrated fluency in Spanish and English required. Additional language skills always welcome.
-Proficiency in usage of basic technological tools including laptops/computers, email, phones, and internet required. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite required.
-Must be able to demonstrate and live the organizational values of Communication, Integrity, Respect, Collaboration, and Accountability.
-Must have reliable transportation to visit client homes and other designated community locations.
-Must clear Motor Vehicle Record check, have valid U.S. driver’s license, and have own transportation in order to transport clients.
-Must be comfortable with varying home conditions and being around sick children.
-May be called upon to work beyond normal working hours, including evenings and occasional weekends.
-Successful completion of background checks required upon hire.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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