LifeSet Specialist - Future Opportunity

Requisition ID
2024-20549
Job Locations
AR-Fort Smith
Program
LifeSet
Relocation Assistance
No
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Overview

 

*Ask about our $6,000 relocation assistance.*

 

*We are now accepting applications for a future position in this program.*

 

What is Youth Villages?

 

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.

Responsibilities

Program Overview

 

Since 1999, LifeSet has helped more than 8,000 young people aging out of state custody or other care arrangements successfully transition to independence. Participation in the LifeSet program is voluntary. Specially trained LifeSet specialists meet with LifeSet participants at least once a week-and more often when needed-in community settings, including their homes, at school or on the job, at a doctor's office or wherever is most convenient for the young person. Specialists are available 24/7 to help the young adult. Young people typically participate in the program for 6 to 12 months, based on individual needs.

 

As a LifeSet Specialist, one provides individual counseling and case management services to clients in the home and community setting to assist clients with transitioning to adulthood, specifically obtaining and maintaining safe and suitable housing, continuing their education, learning independent living skills, obtaining and maintaining employment, building a support system and remaining free from legal involvement.
 


Position Overview

  • Carry an average caseload of 9-12 youth including LifeSet (weekly sessions) and EFC (monthly sessions); frequency of sessions may increase or decrease as directed by the Clinical Supervisor on the basis of clinical need.
  • Provide on call crisis support to LifeSet clients 24 hours a day 7 days a week (alternating on-call duties with other specialists).
  • Provide accurate and complete information to Clinical Supervisor in a timely manner in the event of a crisis situation.
  • Implement suggestions of interventions provided by supervisor and/or consultant in a timely manner to be reflected in the next treatment plan cycle.
  • Participate weekly in all supervision exercises to ensure the appropriate conceptualization and implementation of treatment.
  • Provide all therapeutic services in accordance with Youth Villages’ Mission and Values and LifeSet Model Principles.
  • Conduct on-going assessment of the young adult’s needs from a strength focused, solution-based perspective.
  • Engage and align with the young adult and their support system to elicit full participation in treatment.
  • Attend court hearings and foster care review boards with EFC young adults

 

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
  • If clinical licensure hours are needed (LPC, LCSW,etc.), this position qualifies for gaining those as you work with young people

 

Salary

$51000 - $59000 / year based on education and clinical license

 

Qualifications

Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in social services discipline with experience working with at-risk youth, adults, or families is required
  • A Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred
  • 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
  • At least 6 months of related experience in counseling and/or case management is required
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule

 

  

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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