Search

Job

THRIVE Family Specialist-Jackson, TN

Posted by
Youth Villages
|
Jackson, TN

Youth Villages


New
|
Published 12 days ago

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.


Program Overview

Our Thrive program, a less intensive alternative to Intercept, is an in-home program that works with the child and family to divert youth from further involvement in the juvenile justice system, intervening at the critical point after they first encounter the system. The youth admitted to this program would be at risk of probation and court involvement but less at risk than youth served in Intercept and MST. The in-home approach, which incorporates the family in treatment, addresses drivers for juvenile delinquent behaviors without out-of-home placement. Thrive utilizes two evidence-based interventions to help youth remain safely in their communities: Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

 

Position Overview

  • Work with youth and families that have been (or are at risk of being) involved in the juvenile justice system
  • Carry caseload of 8-10 families
  • Hold family sessions with each family once a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
  • 3 supervision meetings a week
  • Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
  • Provide on-call availability to families on a rotating schedule
  • Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities

 

Additional Information

Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients’ availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required.

Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.


Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline 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 individuals or families in need of crisis intervention 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

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

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)

 

EOE

Experience growth and development through our continuous training, as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and…

Location

Jackson, TN

How to Apply

Please use the link to apply online!

Please use the link to apply online!

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.