Young Adult Social Worker

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

Our Transitional Living 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.

Carry a maximum caseload of 9-10 young adults
Meet with the young adult a minimum of one time per week, increasing and decreasing as directed by the Clinical Supervisor on the basis of clinical need.
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.
Implement suggestions of interventions provided by supervisor and/or consultant in a timely manner to be reflected in the next treatment plan cycle.
Participate weekly in all supervision exercises to ensure the appropriate conceptualization and implementation of treatment.
Provide all therapeutic services in accordance with Youth Villages’ Mission and Values and YV LifeSet Model Principles.
Conduct on-going assessment of the young adult’s needs from a strength focused, solution-based perspective.
Engage and align with the young adult and their support system to elicit full participation in treatment.
Additional Information

Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth

Qualifications

A Master's degree in a social services discipline is strongly preferred
A Bachelor'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
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

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Apply online or email a resume to Isabelle Thibault at [email protected]

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