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Bilingual Independent Living Specialist

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Youth Villages
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Lake Oswego, OR

Overview

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. 

Estas buscando trabajo en el area de salud mental? Youth Villages esta contratando consejeros bilingues en Ingles y Español para trabajar con Jovenes Adultos en necesidad. Las sessiones individuales seran conducidas en español pero la documentacion y supervision de los casos sera en ingles. Tu puedes ayudar a hacer la diferencia!

 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

Our LifeSet Transitional Living Specialists provide their 16-20 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 specialists provide case management services to traditional Independent Living Program (ILP) youth. ILP provides an opportunity for a young adult to remain in foster care up to age 21 and receive resources and support to ensure better outcomes. ILP services include case management, placement support, and judicial oversight. 

 

Position Overview

Provide individual services to clients in the home and community setting to assist client with transition to adulthood, specifically obtaining and maintaining safe and suitable housing, continuing their education, learning independent living skills, obtaining and maintaining employment, building a support system, and remaining free from legal involvement.

  • Carry a caseload of youth case management ILP (monthly sessions); on average, specialists will have 1 session per month but frequency of sessions may increase or decrease as directed by the Clinical Supervisor on the basis of clinical need.
  • Provide on call crisis support to LifeSet clients 24 hours a day 7 days a week (alternating on-call duties with other specialists).
  • 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.
  • Collaborate with Youth to produce transition plans to support youth’s goals and self-determination.
  • Attend court hearings and foster care review boards with young adults.

 

Why Youth Villages?

 

Our programs in Oregon:

  • Paid licensure supervision for LPC, LCSW, LMFT
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Collaborative Problem Solving Certification
  • Training opportunities based on your interest / CEU’s
  • Tablets issued to community based staff for documentation
  • Open/collaborative work environment
  • Gym membership reimbursement/ discounts
  • Healthy snacks in office/ monthly team recognition  

 

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

 Counselors must be fluent in English and Spanish; both written and verbal

A Master’s degree in social services field is preferred; a Bachelor'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.

One year of related experience in counseling and/or case management 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

 

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

 

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.

Overview

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…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

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

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…

Location

2507 Christie Drive, Lake Oswego, OR 97034

How to Apply

Please apply via this link: https://careers-youthvillages.icims.com/jobs/7207/job. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

Please apply via this link: https://careers-youthvillages.icims.com/jobs/7207/job. Feel free to reach out with any questions!

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