Community-Based Counselor / Social Worker

Requisition ID
2021-7610
Job Locations
NH-Plymouth
Program
LifeSet
Relocation Assistance
Yes
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Overview

** New program and location! **

** Ask about our $4,000 relocation assistance and our $6,000 sign-on payment! **

 

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

 

This position will provide a combination of LifeSet and Intercept services to support this region's needs.


Our LifeSet Specialists provide their 18-22 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.

 

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 a mixed caseload of young adults and families
    • Meet with young adults a minimum of one time per week, increasing and decreasing as directed by the Clinical Supervisor on the basis of clinical need.
    • Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
  • Provide on call crisis support to the client 24 hours a day 7 days a week (alternating on-call duties).
  • 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
  • Conduct on-going assessment of needs from a strength-focused, solution-based perspective.
  • Engage and align young adults and families to elicit full participation in treatment.

*This position serves young adults and families in the Plymouth, NH area. Our regional office is located in Manchester, NH*

 

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


A Master's degree in a social services discipline is strongly preferred
A Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline is required
One year of related experience in counseling and/or case management is required
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

 

 

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
401k
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays

Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement

 

Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

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