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Family Support Specialist

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Youth Villages
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Greenwood, MS
Nuevo
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Publicado hace 25 días

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.


Position Overview

  • Average caseload:6-8 families averaging 12-15 total hours of face to face contact for the staff per week based on the families’ needs.
  • Available to respond to calls from families who have completed the program but may require additional support
  • Transportation to appointments and activities if family lacks resources
  • Triaging crisis calls and identifying appropriate course of action
  • Interventions to address concrete needs of child and family
  • Case management activities identified by treatment team and family
  • Facilitate child and family team meetings, at minimum monthly and when placement changes occur
  • Transition and discharge planning, including aftercare service plans
  • Accountable for tracking and implementation of goals on the treatment plan related to resource and support needs
  • Linking families to various community supports as needed
  • Follow up on health care needs
  • Medication administration monitoring.
  • Other duties may be assigned.
  • Provide parent to parent support to MYPAC families when requested
  • Call referred families to explain the program and the Freedom of Choice form.
  • Attend all admission wraparound meetings and ongoing if requested by family and/or team members
  • Conduct parent surveys
  • Participate in parent support meetings as Youth Villages’ family support partner representative
  • Ombudsman (first contact for grievances and complaints)

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


Requirements

 

A High school diploma or equivelent is requred, a former first degree family member of individual who has received mental health treatment, preferably a parent of a child with SED diagnosis and a Youth Villages “graduate”

Experience with direct casework is preferred

DMH Certified Community Support Specialist or DMH Provisional Certified Community Support Specialist credential eligibility required

Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

Basic computer knowledge

In the past 3 years (not necessarily consecutively), must have 250 hours of paid or volunteer work or activities in a support or advisory role with individuals diagnosed with a serious mental illness and/or substance abuse disorder or intellectual or developmental disability; or one year of college or educational experience (within the last three years) can be substituted for the work experience.

 

Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement

 

As of October 15, 2021, Youth Villages has required the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment to help ensure the safety of all employees and youth and families served.

 

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.


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…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    8 de noviembre de 2021
  • Educación
    Bachillerato
  • Nivel Profesional
    Principiante

Compensación

Additional Benefits


Discussed in interview

 

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.

 

Additional Benefits


Discussed in interview

 

Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for…

Ubicación

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Greenwood, MS, USA

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