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. Responsibilities
Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
Educate youth, families, providers and the community about the Wraparound process
Provide education and assistance in navigating the child serving systems (child welfare, education, behavioral/mental health, juvenile justice, school, primary care, etc.)
Support others working with the youth to understand youth culture
Assist the youth to understand and express their needs, goals and decisions
Role model effective behavior for the youth to show a pattern of having healthy relationships with others. Showing positive and healthy responses to stress and conflict, and demonstrating positive social skills are other indications of role modeling.
Help the youth learn self-advocacy skills to articulate his/her talents and strengths, get involved in positive activities where they can succeed, and consider the pros and cons and the reasons for their actions.
Promote and strengthen healthy relationships that will help support and develop the youth’s social skills and a social environment
Schedule at least one face-to-face meeting with family prior to the first Wraparound Child & Family Team meeting to aid the youth and parent(s)/guardian(s) in preparing for the first Wraparound Child & Family Team meeting
Attend appropriate meetings as requested by the youth and parent(s)/guardian(s)
Complete all required reports and other paperwork as directed
Report Right Away to the proper state/legal authorities—this is any situation you observe that is dangerous to yourself or others. Follow agency’s reporting policy for situations of child abuse/neglect as well as situations that are dangerous to self of others.
Work in collaboration with Wraparound Coach/Supervisor and Wraparound Facilitator to strengthen Wraparound Team rapport and overcome challenges
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
Life experiences as a beneficiary of mental health or substance abuse services; AND
Bachelor’s degree in a human services field from a college or university; OR
Associate’s degree in a human service field from an accredited school and one (1) year of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth; OR
High school diploma or GED and a minimum of four (4) years of experience working with children/adolescents/transition age youth
Committed to forming relationships with the youth or young adults they work with the capability of being patient, culturally aware and respectful
Experience in navigating any of the child and family serving systems and sharing these skills
Will complete NC Youth Move Leadership Series and the National Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Support Curriculum in their first year of employment
Will complete the Vroon VDB Coaching and Training credentialing
Participate in, and successfully complete, all required training
A knowledge of community resources; preferably experience with local resources
Possess a current, valid driver’s license and automobile with proof of auto insurance
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.
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 (when applicable)
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.