• LifeSet Specialist

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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.


    Program Overview

    Our LifeSet Transitional Living Specialists provide their 16-22 year old clients with the knowledge to utilize all available community resources. These counselors are able to help clients become self-sufficient by assisting them in locating and learning how to use community resources such as housing, employment and education.


    In addition to providing LifeSet transitional living services to young adults, our specialists may also provide case management services to traditional Independent Living Program (ILP) youth. ILP provides an opportunity for a young adult to remain in foster care up to age 21 and receive resources and support to ensure better outcomes. ILP services include case management, placement support, and judicial oversight. 


    Position Overview

    Provide individual services to clients in the home and community setting to assist client with transition 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.

    • Carry a blended caseload of youth including LifeSet (weekly sessions) and case management ILP (monthly sessions); frequency of sessions may increase or decrease as directed by the Clinical Supervisor on the basis of clinical need.
    • Provide on call crisis support to LifeSet clients 24 hours a day 7 days a week (alternating on-call duties with other specialists).
    • Provide accurate and complete information to Clinical Supervisor in a timely manner in the event of a crisis situation.
    • Implement suggestions of interventions provided by supervisor and/or consultant in a timely manner to be reflected in the next treatment plan cycle.
    • Participate weekly in all supervision exercises to ensure the appropriate conceptualization and implementation of treatment.
    • Provide all therapeutic services in accordance with Youth Villages’ Mission and Values and LifeSet Model Principles.
    • Conduct on-going assessment of the young adult’s needs from a strength focused, solution-based perspective.
    • Engage and align with the young adult and their support system to elicit full participation in treatment.
    • Collaborate with Youth to produce transition plans to support youth’s goals and self-determination.
    • Attend court hearings and foster care review boards with young adults.

    Why Youth Villages?


    Our programs in Oregon:

    • Paid licensure supervision for LPC, LCSW, LMFT
    • Opportunity for advancement
    • Collaborative Problem Solving Certification
    • Training opportunities based on your interest / CEU’s
    • Tablets issued to community based staff for documentation
    • Open/collaborative work environment
    • Gym membership reimbursement/ discounts
    • Healthy snacks in office/ monthly team recognition   


    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




    Bachelor's degree in social services field is required.

    Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, 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 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




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