YV 360 Career Development Program
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 20+ 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.
Our Behavioral Youth Counselor position in the YV 360 Career Development Program is designed for upcoming Spring 2020 grads. It’s a great way to get a strong start in the social service field or to gain valuable experience before pursuing grad school.
10-month commitment (starts June/July 2020, with full pay & benefits throughout the program and still employed after commitment).
Full-time work as a Behavioral Youth Counselor in our residential treatment programs
Receive support from two clinical leaders alongside a cohort of 15-20 recent grads
Monthly consultations include networking opportunities and small group discussions with CEO & other chief officers
1:1 mentorship with clinical mangers or directors
Monthly social outings (including a retreat to Georgia!)
Opportunity to develop leadership skills through several projects & presentations
The Position:Behavioral Youth Counselors (also called Teacher Counselors) are a part of the team providing mental health services to youth between the ages of 7 and 18. Counselors in the program will be placed at one of our residential treatment programs or group homes in Memphis, TN. While in our Residential Treatment programs, children receive intensive counseling designed to help them learn to live successfully at home. They attend our state-approved campus schools.
The Counselors work with a small group of children on various life skills and training and provide a variety of therapeutic interventions.
Must complete a BA/BS degree in the social services field between December 2019 and June 2020
Experience with relevant populations such as at-risk youth, mentally or behaviorally challenged children (internships, practicum, field placements, mentoring, volunteering, etc.)
Leadership experience (on-campus, past jobs, etc.)
Willing to begin program in late June/early July 2019
Contact email: [email protected]
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