Assessment Counselor

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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.


Program Overview


Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings.  We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes. Located in Tennessee and Georgia, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed). 


Position Overview

  • Maintains and implements the Re-Ed/MST philosophies.
  • Works with other staff and residents to develop and implement individual and group goals and content.
  • Completes thorough psychosexual risk assessment and communicates this to all staff.
  • Completes face to face assessments for resident’s pre and post crisis.
  • Documents individual and group therapy as necessary.
  • Provide general leadership through role modeling for both the staff and the residents.
  • Provide individual therapy that encompasses the ability to comfort and listen as needed.
  • Provides family therapy through evaluations that focus on interpretations of family rules and roles, parent figures and ability to recognize and confront problematic family interventions.
  • Coordinates with Counselor appropriate therapeutic action on an individual basis regarding visits home, parental visits with the youth as needed.
  • Formulates assessments and treatment conceptualization that reflects Youth Villages' philosophies.
  • Provide quality case management and customer relationships that reflect Youth Villages Mission and values.
  • Provides support in development and evaluation of daily milieu to meet treatment needs of youth and group.
  • Communicates all critical events to the Supervisor and program staff.
  • Interviews youth to obtain information concerning psychiatric history or other pertinent information to develop youth psycho social and in-take documentation.
  • Maintains required records in a timely fashion for assigned youth and family units.

Additional Information

·         On call from 6:30am – 6:30pm Monday through Friday




Clinical licensure is required or within 6 months of obtaining licensure

Master’s Degree in a social services field is required

Experience with Problem Sexual Behaviors preferred

Experience in a residential setting is preferred
Experience working with at-risk youth is preferred
Experience working with youth is required
Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Basic computer knowledge



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


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.


Additional Benefits

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
11 paid holidays

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


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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