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Master's Level Counselor/Social Worker

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Youth Villages
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Memphis, TN
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Published 20 days ago

Company Overview

Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 2,900 individuals who’ve come together across 11 states and the District of Columbia to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country. Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems. 

Eighty-four percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law.

We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country’s treatment of at-risk youth and families. 

 

Responsibilities

We have found our staff succeeds at Youth Villages when they:

Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families

Value feedback and accountability

Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their own

Enjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all day

Are results and detailed oriented

Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas

Value a strength-based treatment approach

Can change priorities quickly

Are looking for more than just a job

 

How will I make a difference?

Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families

Managing a small case load of four to six families to provide quality counseling

Meeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family’s needs

Providing after hours support to youth and families through being on-call to personal caseloads Monday-Friday and rotating weekend and overnight on-call duties

Collaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families’ needs are in any given week

Providing a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling and social work skills

Attend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills

 

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 

Master’s degree in social services field 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 at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position; clinical experience is preferred

Willingness/desire to maintain an untraditional schedule

Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation

Acceptable driving record- Two or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months

 

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.

Company Overview

Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 2,900 individuals who’ve come together across 11 states and the District of Columbia to change the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Benefits

Affordable access to medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance plans

Tuition Reimbursement and Licensure Supervision

Priority consideration for leadership openings throughout the organization

Mileage and cell phone reimbursement

Retirement savings pension plan and a 401(k) and FSA

Paid time off: Two weeks for vacation, 10 paid holidays, and 12 sick days annually

Paid Parental Leave

Supportive leadership and coworkers

Affordable access to medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance plans

Tuition Reimbursement and Licensure Supervision

Priority consideration for leadership…

Location

On-site
Memphis, TN, USA

How to Apply

Click here to apply or email resume to latora.bemley@youthvillages.org

Click here to apply or email resume to latora.bemley@youthvillages.org

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