• Family Specialist (Thrive Program)

    Requisition ID
    2018-3125
    Job Locations
    TN-Dyersburg
    Program
    In-Home Services
    Relocation Assistance
    No
    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. 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 Thrive program, a less intensive alternative to Intercept, is an in-home program that works with the child and family to divert youth from further involvement in the juvenile justice system, intervening at the critical point after they first encounter the system. The youth admitted to this program would be at risk of probation and court involvement but less at risk than youth served in Intercept and MST.  The in-home approach, which incorporates the family in treatment, addresses drivers for juvenile delinquent behaviors without out-of-home placement. Thrive utilizes two evidence-based interventions to help youth remain safely in their communities: Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

     

    Position Overview

    • Work with youth and families that have been (or are at risk of being) involved in the juvenile justice system
    • Carry caseload of 8-10 families
    • Hold family sessions with each family once a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
    • 3 supervision meetings a week
    • Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
    • Provide on-call availability to families on a rotating schedule
    • Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities

     

    Additional Information

    Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients’ availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required.

    Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.

    The Thrive program will primarily serve the following counties in West TN: Dyer, Obion, Hardeman, Lauderdale, Tipton, Henderson, Haywood, Madison, Chester, Crockett, McNairy, and Carroll. Specialists would ideally live locally within this coverage area.

    Qualifications

    Requirements
    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.
    Experience working with individuals or families in need of crisis intervention is preferred
    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

     

    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
    Paid Parental Leave
    Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

     

    EOE

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