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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.
This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to emerging adults ages 17 to 26 who have been involved in the justice system, aging out of foster care, prison re-entry, and also those who have been in supported housing programs. Our MST program is built on the principle that the serious behavior problems of an individual typically stem from a combination of influences including family factors, deviant peer group, problems in school or the community, and individual characteristics. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing all of those inter-related areas.
- Carries a caseload of 4-5 emerging adults. Intensive treatment requires counselor to meet with each client at least three times per week.
- Develops individualized treatment plans for each case. Ongoing assessments and reviews of treatment progress are performed on a regular basis
- Documents all sessions within a pre-established cycle time. Documentation is web-based and most locations provide voice-recognition technology.
- Maintains on-call availability to clients during the week. Counselors rotate on-call availability.
- Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with emerging adults in the home.
- Counselors provide treatment in individual emerging adults' homes in a wide array of settings and communities
- Works closely with multiple types of clinical supervision provided in individual and group settings led by trained and licensed MST professionals. Review of progress generally occurs at frequent intervals.
- Develops strong community relationships and resources to better support emerging adults as part of treatment.
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
- Master’s degree in social services field is required. Degrees that can be considered include: social work, counseling, psychology, marriage & family therapy, and drug and alcohol education or counseling. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
- License or license-eligibility preferred.
- Experience with population preferred.
- Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy required.
- Experience with Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing preferred.
- High energy level and superior interpersonal and communication skills.
- Must have valid driver's license and be able to provide transportation.
- Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
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.
- Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
- Retirement Savings Pension Plan
- 403 (b)
- Paid Parental Leave
- 2 weeks paid vacation
- 12 paid sick days per year
- 10 paid holidays
- Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
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