Placement Specialist

Requisition ID
2022-12727
Job Locations
NC-Boone
Program
In-Home Services
Relocation Assistance
No
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Overview

Company Overview

 

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.

Responsibilities

Position Overview

 

Responsible for all duties related to the coordination of internal and external placements for all NC programs
First point of contact for all referrals from external customers
Primary screener to determine eligibility criteria for YV models (Intercept, MST, LifeSet, Wraparound)
Responsible for monitoring and tracking all referrals through the admission process
On-call to families while they are in the pre-admission phase
Primary liaison between YV programs, internal/external customers, referral agents, and funding sources
Provide ultimate customer service with all referral sources throughout the pre-admission process and maintain appropriate documentation of communication
Complete initial PCPs and/or serve families in a counselor role when designated
Maintain appropriate model training
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Requirements

 

Candidates must meet NC QP status (See Additional Requirements below)
Experience with YV programs in NC a plus (MST, LifeSet, Intercept)

Qualifications for NC QP Status
It is Youth Villages’ policy to hire only counselors that meet the Qualified Professional standard in the state of North Carolina. Please refer to the requirements below to ensure that your education and experience qualify you for the position to which you are applying.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement

 

As of October 15, 2021, Youth Villages has required the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment to help ensure the safety of all employees and youth and families served.


Master’s Degree Applicants:


Must possess degree at time of application
Degree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)
Must be provisionally or fully licensed (LCSW(A), LCMHC(A), LMFT(A)), OR
Must have one year, post-graduation, full-time experience (2,000 hours) with designated population (refer to list below)


Bachelor’s Degree Applicants:


Must possess degree at time of application
Degree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)
Must have two years, post-graduation, full-time experience (4,000 hours) with designated population (refer to list below)


Degrees Accepted:


Social Work
Counseling
Psychology
Criminal Justice
Marriage and Family Therapy
Exceptions may be made for other degrees in a behavioral science that includes a minimum of 30 semester hours in human development, human behavior, child development, family intervention technique, diagnostic measures, or therapeutic techniques.
 
Experience Accepted:


Experience must be with at-risk youth, i.e., youth with one or more of the following behaviors: Truancy, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Homicidal/Suicidal Ideations, Problem Sexual Behavior, Verbal/Physical Aggression, Runaway, Antisocial Behaviors
Experience should include clinical case management or practice of therapeutic interventions


Other Skills Required:


Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Exceptional time-management skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Experience doing family therapy or providing MST services is a plus

 

Benefits

 

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
401(k)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
11 paid holidays

Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervision

Growth & development through continuous training

Clinical and administrative advancement opportunities


 

Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

 

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