Family Counselor (MST)

Requisition ID
2017-1601
Job Locations
TN-Johnson City
Program
In-Home Services
Relocation Assistance
Yes
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Overview

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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.

Responsibilities

Program Overview


This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to youth ages 12 to 17 that display serious antisocial behaviors and are at-risk of placement out of the home due to their behaviors.  Our MST program is built on the principle that the serious behavior problems of a child typically stem from a combination of influences including family factors, deviant peer group, problems in school or the community, and individual characteristics. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing all of those inter-related areas.

 

Position Overview

  • Carries a caseload of 4-5 families. Intensive treatment requires counselor to meet with each family at least three times per week. 
  • Develops individualized treatment plans for each case. Ongoing assessments and reviews of treatment progress are performed on a regular basis
  • Documents all sessions within a pre-established cycle time.  Documentation is web-based and most locations provide voice-recognition technology.
  • Maintains on-call availability to clients during the week.  Counselors rotate on-call availability on weekends, requiring approximately one on-call weekend per month.
  • Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
  • Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities
  • Works closely with multiple types of clinical supervision provided in individual and group settings led by trained and licensed MST professionals.  Review of progress generally occurs at frequent intervals.
  • Develops strong community relationships and resources with which to provide families as part of treatment.

 

Additional Information

 

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

Qualifications

Requirements

 

A Master’s degree in a social services discipline is strongly preferred.
Bachelor's degree with significant clinical experience may be considered.
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.
Experience with at-risk youth and their families
Experience doing family therapy or providing MST services is a plus
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

 

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
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

 

EOE

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