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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.
Since 1999, YVLifeSet has helped more than 8,000 young people aging out of state custody or other care arrangements successfully transition to independence. Participation in the YVLifeSet program is voluntary. Specially trained YVLifeSet specialists meet with YVLifeSet 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 YVLifeSet 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.
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
A Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred
A Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline is required
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.
One year 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
At least 6 months of mental health experience is preferred.
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