In-Home Counselor/Social Worker
About the organization
Youth Villages provides help for children and young people across the United States who face a wide range of emotional, mental and behavioral problems. We work to find solutions using proven treatment models that strengthen the child’s family and support systems and dramatically improve their long-term success.
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.
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 services to families.
Carry small caseload of 4-5 families
Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
Weekly supervision meetings
Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month
Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
Specialists provide interventions in families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities
Schedule is flexible and non-traditional;
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes
A Bachelor's degree in social services discipline with experience working with at-risk youth, adults, or families is required.
A Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred.
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.
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.
$41,000- $48,000 based on education level and clinical license
Contact email: [email protected]
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