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Young Adult Counselor / Social Worker

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Youth Villages
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Boston, MA

Youth Villages


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Published 19 days ago

January 25, 2021
January 22, 2021

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 Transitional Living 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.


Position Overview

  • Carry a maximum caseload of 9-10 young adults
  • Meet with the young adult a minimum of one time per week, increasing and decreasing as directed by the Clinical Supervisor on the basis of clinical need.
  • 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 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.


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.

This position will serve young adults in Boston, MA. Our regional office is located in Woburn, MA.


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

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.

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

Benefits

See above!

See above!

Location

Boston, MA

How to Apply

Apply online here: https://careers-youthvillages.icims.com/jobs/7605/job or email your resume to Isabelle Thibault at isabelle.thibault@youthvillages.org

Apply online here: https://careers-youthvillages.icims.com/jobs/7605/job or email your resume to Isabelle Thibault at isabelle.thibault@youthvillages.org

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