• Placement Specialist

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    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.


    Position Overview


    Responsible for all duties related to the coordination of internal and external placements for all NC programs
    First point of contact for all referrals from external customers
    Primary screener to determine eligibility criteria for YV models (Intercept, MST, YVLifeSet, Wraparound)
    Responsible for monitoring and tracking all referrals through the admission process
    On-call to families while they are in the pre-admission phase
    Primary liaison between YV programs, internal/external customers, referral agents, and funding sources
    Provide ultimate customer service with all referral sources throughout the pre-admission process and maintain appropriate documentation of communication
    Complete initial PCPs and/or serve families in a counselor role when designated
    Maintain appropriate model training
    Other duties as assigned




    Candidates must meet NC QP status (See Additional Requirements below)
    Experience with YV programs in NC a plus (MST, YVLifeSet, Intercept)

    Qualifications for NC QP Status
    It is Youth Villages’ policy to hire only counselors that meet the Qualified Professional standard in the state of North Carolina. Please refer to the requirements below to ensure that your education and experience qualify you for the position to which you are applying.

    Master’s Degree Applicants:

    Must possess degree at time of application
    Degree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)
    Must be provisionally or fully licensed (LCSW(A), LPC(A), LMFT(A)), OR
    Must have one year, post-graduation, full-time experience (2,000 hours) with designated population (refer to list below)

    Bachelor’s Degree Applicants:

    Must possess degree at time of application
    Degree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)
    Must have two years, post-graduation, full-time experience (4,000 hours) with designated population (refer to list below)

    Degrees Accepted:

    Social Work
    Criminal Justice
    Marriage and Family Therapy
    Exceptions may be made for other degrees in a behavioral science that includes a minimum of 30 semester hours in human development, human behavior, child development, family intervention technique, diagnostic measures, or therapeutic techniques.
    Experience Accepted:

    Experience must be with at-risk youth, i.e., youth with one or more of the following behaviors: Truancy, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Homicidal/Suicidal Ideations, Problem Sexual Behavior, Verbal/Physical Aggression, Runaway, Antisocial Behaviors
    Experience should include clinical case management or practice of therapeutic interventions

    Other Skills Required:

    Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
    Exceptional time-management skills
    Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
    Experience doing family therapy or providing MST services is a plus


    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)


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