• Family Counselor *Martha's Vineyard/Cape Cod*

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    Company Overview


    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.


    Program Overview

    Our Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families.  The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based therapy to families.


    Position Overview

    • Carry small caseload of 4-6 families
    • Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week for Cape Cod families and twice a week for Martha's Vineyard familes.  Session are scheduled at the convenience of the families
    • 3 supervision meetings a week
    • Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
    • Provide rotating on-call availability to families during the week and rotating on-call weekends
    • Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home / will take a ferry to Martha's Vineyard
    • Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities

    Youth Villages New England offers a competitive salary, professional development workshops, and an additional stipend for on-call.


    Additional Information


    Schedule is non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.

    Martha's Vineyard days will be twice a week
    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 and ferry cost.


    *This position serves both Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard.*




    A Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred  with one year experience working with youth or families
    A Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline is required with two years experience working with youth or families
    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.
    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 non-traditional 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)




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