Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and 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.
Youth Villages’ Continuum program will provide an array of intensive community-based, wraparound services designed to divert at-risk youth from out-of-home placements whenever possible. The primary goal of our Continuum is to maintain youth within their home and school, support families/caregivers, and help ensure maximum safety for the youth, family, and community. Youth Villages views the children and families we serve as the experts on their own lives; therefore, all of our continuum services are family-driven, youth-guided, and strength-based. This level of family involvement leads to increased family engagement; family engagement leads to improving the quality of treatment; and treatment quality leads to consistently high outcomes.
The Master Level Clinician is provided to youth to support their involvement in the community. This may include:
· Family Interventions targeted toward identifying and addressing family strengths and needs related to issues of permanency
· Individualized, trauma-informed behavior support interventions with the youth and family that are provided at home and in the community.
· In-home family treatment to help the family meet their child’s needs in the home, including: Teaching behavior support techniques and skills to families.
Work with parents/guardians to support them in:
· Securing access to other services, entitlements, and benefits.
· Engaging their child’s local school to ensure that he/she has an educational plan that meets his/her needs.
· Strengthening their capacity to address obstacles to parenting, such as mental illness, home management, etc.
· Promoting safety within the home environment.
· Strengthening home management skills.
· Ensuring their child’s basic needs are met, e.g. food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene
Promoting their child’s participation in developmentally appropriate activities,
· including regular exercise and physical activity.
· Attending to self-care in order to sustain their engagement in the challenges entailed in supporting their child.
Assisting the youth and family in identifying and engaging natural supports in their community and extended family.
Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required. Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities
Carry a small caseload of 6 youth; providing 2-3 hours of face to face family visits a week
Participate in an on-call schedule
A Master’s degree in a social services discipline is required with one year experience working with youth and families
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.
Independent licensure or licensure eligible strongly preferred
At least six months experience working with the intensive in-home services is strongly preferred
Excellent cultural awareness and sensitivity
Must be able to work with people of different backgrounds, languages and ethnicities.
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
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.
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement