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.
This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to emerging adults ages 17 to 26 who have mental health and/or substance use disorders who have been involved in the justice system, such as recent arrest, on probation or prison re-entry. Our MST for Emerging Adults program is built on the principle that the serious behavior problems of an individual typically stem from a combination of influences including deviant peer group, problems in school/work or the community, individual characteristics including behavioral health disorders, and family factors. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing all of those inter-related areas. Position provides a rare opportunity for specialized work specifically with young adults.
- Carries a caseload of 4-5 emerging adults. Intensive treatment requires counselor to meet with each client 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.
- Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with emerging adults in the home.
- Counselors provide treatment in individual emerging adults' 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 to better support emerging adults as part of treatment.
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
Master’s degree in social services field is required. Degrees that can be considered include: social work, counseling, psychology, marriage & family therapy, and drug and alcohol education or counseling. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
License or license-eligibility preferred.
Experience with population preferred.
Experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy required.
Experience with Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing preferred.
High energy level and superior interpersonal and communication skills.
Must have valid driver's license and be able to provide transportation.
Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
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
Paid Parental Leave
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
10 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)