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Family Intervention Specialist

Company: Youth Villages
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: November 29, 2019

Job Description:

Overview

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Who is Youth Villages?

Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 2,900 individuals who've come together across 12 states to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country. Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems.

Eighty-four percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law.

We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country's treatment of at-risk youth and families.

Responsibilities

Can I see myself here?

We have found our staff succeeds at Youth Villages when they:
Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families
Value feedback and accountability
Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their own
Enjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all day
Are results and detailed oriented
Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
Value a strength-based treatment approach
Can change priorities quickly
Are looking for more than just a job

How will I make a difference?

Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families
Managing a small case load of four to six families to provide quality counseling
Meeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family's needs
Providing after hours support to youth and families utilizing a rotating on-call schedule
Collaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families' needs are in any given week
Providing a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling and social work skills
Attend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills

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

How can I be considered for the position?

You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:

Master's degree in social services field is preferred, 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.
Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position; clinical experience is preferred
Willingness/desire to maintain an untraditional schedule
Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation
Acceptable driving record- Two or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months

How will you invest in me?

One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go.

Additional Benefits

Affordable access to medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance plans

Tuition Reimbursement and Licensure Supervision
Priority consideration for leadership openings throughout the organization
Mileage and cell phone reimbursement
Retirement savings pension plan and a 403(b) and FSA
Paid time off: Two weeks for vacation

10 paid holidays

12 sick days annually

Paid Parental Leave
Supportive leadership and coworkers

What's next?

Are you ready to make difference? Apply now!

EOE

Company Description:

In more than 30 years, Youth Villages has built a reputation as a leader in children---s behavioral health. Our approach to helping children and families find lasting success centers on intensive work with children and families, measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible and providing accountability to families and funders. We help more than 25,000 of America---s most vulnerable children and families each year. Youth Villages has been recognized by Harvard Business School and U.S. News & World Report, and was identified by The White House as one of the nation---s most promising results-oriented nonprofit organizations.

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