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Family Intervention Specialist

Company Name:
Youth Villages
Company Overview Youth Villages has been a national leader in the 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 20+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and
services
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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.
DESCRIPTION
Program Overview Our Intercept program serves a broad population of youth, including those involved with multiple child-serving systems and those at high risk of removal from their families. The program specializes in diverting youth from out of home placements by helping their families safely maintain youth in their home environment. This position is responsible for providing intensive home-based therapy to families. Position Overview Carry small caseload of 4-6 families Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families 3 supervision meetings a week Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations) Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities
Additional Information Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients' availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required. Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requirements A Master's degree in a social services discipline is stronly preferred with one year experience working with youth or families A Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline is required with two years experience working with youth or families 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. 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
CLOSING
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 9 paid holidays Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)
EOE

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