Company: Youth Villages
Posted on: November 23, 2021
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
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 16-22
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
In addition to providing LifeSet transitional living services to
young adults, our specialists may also provide case management
services to Extension of Foster Care (EFC) youth. - Extension of
Foster Care 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. - EFC services include case management,
placement support, and judicial oversight.
Carry an average caseload of 9-12 youth including LifeSet (weekly
sessions) and EFC (monthly sessions); 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
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.
Attend court hearings and foster care review boards with EFC young
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
$41,000- $48,000 based on education level and clinical license
A Master's degree in a social services discipline is strongly
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
One year of related experience in counseling and/or case management
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
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
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
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.
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