Family Counselor

Youth Villages

Job Description


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 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


Carries a caseload of 4-5 families. Intensive treatment requires counselor to meet with each family at least three times per week.
Develops individualized treatment plans for each case. Ongoing assessments and reviews of treatment progress are performed on a regular basis
Documents all sessions within a pre-established cycle time. Documentation is web-based and most locations provide voice-recognition technology.
Maintains on-call availability to clients during the week. Counselors rotate on-call availability on weekends, requiring approximately one on-call weekend per 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
Works closely with multiple types of clinical supervision provided in individual and group settings led by trained and licensed MST professionals. Review of progress generally occurs at frequent intervals.
Develops strong community relationships and resources with which to provide families as part of treatment.



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 for Family Counselors


It is Youth Villages? policy to hire only counselors that meet the Qualified Professional standard in the state of North Carolina. Please refer to the requirements below to ensure that your education and experience qualify you for the position to which you are applying.



Master?s Degree Applicants:
Must possess degree at time of application
Degree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)
Must have one year, pre- OR post-graduation, full-time experience (2,000 hours) with designated population (refer to list below)



Bachelor?s Degree Applicants:
Must possess degree at time of application
Degree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)
Must have two years, pre- OR post-graduation, full-time experience (4,000 hours) with designated population (refer to list below)

Licensed Applicants:
Must hold one of the following licenses in the state of North Carolina: LPCA, LMFTA, LCSWA, LPA, or LCSASA



Degrees Accepted:
Social Work
Counseling
Psychology
Criminal Justice
Marriage and Family Therapy
Exceptions may be made for other degrees in a behavioral science that includes a minimum of 30 semester hours in human development, human behavior, child development, family intervention technique, diagnostic measures, or therapeutic techniques.



Experience Accepted:


Experience must be with at-risk youth, i.e., youth with one or more of the following behaviors: Truancy, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Homicidal/Suicidal Ideations, Problem Sexual Behavior, Verbal/Physical Aggression, Runaway, Antisocial Behaviors
Experience should include clinical case management or practice of therapeutic interventions

Other Skills Required:
Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Exceptional time-management skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Experience doing family therapy or providing MST services is a plus



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 (when applicable)



EOE


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