Community-Based 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. If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Duties

** New program and location! **

** Ask about our $4,000 relocation assistance and our $6,000 sign-on payment! **

This position will provide a combination of LifeSet and Intercept services to support this region's needs.

Our LifeSet Specialists provide their 18-22 year old clients with the knowledge to utilize all available community resources. These counselors are able to help clients become self-sufficient by assisting them in locating and learning how to use community resources such as housing, employment and education.

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.

Carry a mixed caseload of young adults and families
Meet with young adults a minimum of one time per week, increasing and decreasing as directed by the Clinical Supervisor on the basis of clinical need.
Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
Provide on call crisis support to the client 24 hours a day 7 days a week (alternating on-call duties).
Provide accurate and complete information to Clinical Supervisor in a timely manner in the event of a crisis situation.

Qualifications

A Master's degree in a social services discipline is required.
One year of related experience in counseling and/or case management is required
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

Experience growth and development through our continuous training as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Apply online: https://careers-youthvillages.icims.com/jobs/7610/job or email your resume to Isabelle Thibault at [email protected]

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