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.
This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Coaching to emerging adults ages 17 to 26 who have been involved in the justice system, aging out of foster care, prison re-entry, and also those who have been in supported housing programs. Our MST (Multisystemic Therapy) program is built on the principle that the serious behavior problems of an individual 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.
Engage young adults with skills training activities twice a week. Skills training areas are directly related to the goals of the client's treatment plan, and may include behavior management skills, communication skills, coping skills, problem solving, educational, or vocational skills.
Engage clients in recreational activities each week.
Conduct role plays and practice new skills with clients.
Deliver incentives to reinforce clients for positive behavior and new skills learned.
Follow modules from the Coach binders developed by the MST-EA Consultant.
Focus and build on clients’ positive attributes.
Engage the social network in supporting clients.
Follow directives by the MST-EA Therapist and Supervisor.
Provide documentation of each visit with clients.
Provide weekly oral and/or written reports to the MST-EA Supervisor on activities completed with clients.
Participate in supervision with the MST-EA Supervisor.
Attend all required trainings per agency and model requirements.
Participate in all meetings as required by the MST-EA program and agency.
Perform all duties in accordance with the agency’s policies and procedures.
Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients’ availability.
Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.
High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) certificate required
Must be enrolled in college (or have already obtained degree)
Experience working with the population preferred
Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide transportation
Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily