• PRN Crisis Hotline Counselor

    Requisition ID
    2018-2648
    Job Locations
    TN-Knoxville | TN-Nashville
    Program
    Specialized Crisis Services
    Relocation Assistance
    No
    Position Type
    PRN
  • Overview

    Company Overview


    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


    Our Specialized Crisis Services program serves children and adolescents under the age of 18 who are experiencing a crisis- suicidal, homicidal, physical aggression, or psychosis. The program specializes in working with the client, family, and other systemic key participants to assess the risks versus the protective factors to keep the client and others safe.  Specialized Crisis Services strives to use the least restrictive environment. The Youth Villages’ SCS Program uses a systematic treatment model where interventions are parent focused bringing change through the family, school, community, and peer groups; training staff intensively in conducting assessment, crisis management, in-home treatment, and respite care.

     

    Position Overview

    • Manage the 24 hour triage crisis lines
    • Responsible for dispatching the counselors into the community to respond to calls
    • De-escalate and screen calls for safety
    • Document calls and follow up with families as necessary and appropriate
    • We are looking for dedicated, creative, compassionate candidates that are able to recognize and preserve the dignity of those we serve and work cooperatively with the community.

    Additional Information
    Schedules vary and will be discussed in greater detail during the interview process
    Youth Villages' SCS teams are based out of the following cities: Memphis, Paris, Dyersburg, Jackson, Nashville, Columbia, Cookeville, Clarksville, Dickson, Chattanooga, Morristown and Knoxville.

    Qualifications

    Requirements


    A Master's Degree in a social services discipline is required
    Degrees that can be considered include: social work, counseling, psychology, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
    A minimum of one year experience counseling children and families is required
    Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
    Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
    Basic computer knowledge
    Ability to maintain a flexible schedule


    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.

     

    EOE

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