• Future Opportunity - YVLifeSet Transitional Living Specialist

    Requisition ID
    2018-2752
    Job Locations
    NC-Asheville
    Program
    YVLifeSet
    Relocation Assistance
    Yes
    Position Type
    Full-Time/Regular
  • 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. Following the completion of a recent randomized clinical trial, we are in the process of expanding our transitional living program (YVLifeSet) in North Carolina.  The clinical trial showed positive effects across several points of measurement and we are looking for mission-driven individuals to help us implement it at a greater scale.

    Responsibilities

    Program Overview


    Our YVLifeSet Transitional Living Specialists provide their 16-22 year old clients with the knowledge to utilize all available community resources. These specialists are able to help young adults become self-sufficient by assisting them in locating and learning how to use community resources such as housing, employment and education by forming therapeutic relationships with program participants, families, friends, and other key community stakeholders.

     

    Position Overview

    • Handle a caseload of 8 16-22 year old clients
    • Create individual service plans with each client based on their goals in order to transition into adulthood.
    • Work collaboratively with the individual, family and community.

    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

    Qualifications

    Requirements

     

    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 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)

    Licensed Applicants:
    Must hold one of the following licenses in the state of North Carolina: LPCA, LMFTA, LCSWA, LPA, or LCSASA

     

    Degrees Accepted:
    Social Work
    Counseling
    Psychology
    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

     

    EOE

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