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SWITCH Clinical Specialist - Memphis Allies

Company: Youth Villages
Location: Memphis
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Company OverviewYouth 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.


Program OverviewLaunched by Youth Villages, Memphis Allies is a bold collaborative initiative, bringing together community groups and resources to reduce gun violence and create safer neighborhoods and more opportunity for adults and their families.Position Summary -The Memphis Allies Clinical Specialist will engage individuals, (youth and adults) that are at high-risk for gun violence. - The Specialist will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring an intensive and individualized treatment plan. Clinical Specialists are an important part of the multi-disciplinary team as they help participants learn new ways of coping with the challenges that trigger many of them to engage in gun violence. This partnership is important as the participants and family work to address challenges and make changes to their lives. This position is responsible for providing individual and group therapy to emerging adult's ages 17 to 30 who have mental health and/or high-risk behavior who have been involved in the justice system, such as recent arrest, on probation or prison re-entry.Essential Duties and Responsibilities -

  • Carries a caseload of 20-24 -
    • Develops individualized treatment plans for each case. - Ongoing assessments and reviews of treatment progress are performed on a regular basis. -
    • Conducts daily group trauma and stress management sessions in collaboration with a trained Life coach. -
    • Documents all sessions within a pre-established cycle time. - Documentation is web-based, and most locations provide voice-recognition technology. -
    • Specialist will provide treatment in a designated site within the community of service. - -
    • Develops strong community relationships and resources to better support emerging adults as part of treatment. -
      • Meet with each participant minimum of one time per week. - -
      • Implement suggestions of interventions provided by supervisor and/or consultant in a timely manner to be reflected by the next treatment plan cycle -
      • Provide accurate and complete information to Clinical Supervisor in a timely manner in the event of a crisis situation -
      • Maintain a flexible schedule that is convenient for the participant in order to meet participant needs. -
      • Maintain adherence to the legal guidelines as a mandated reporter with the guidance of the Clinical Supervisor. -
        • Maintain adherence to confidentiality within the ethical and legal guidelines. -
        • Develop and implement, with the aid of the Clinical Supervisor, A Professional Development Plan to increase the skills necessary for completion of the job and to allow for professional growth -
        • Follow up on and /or implement all recommendations/feedback given by Clinical Supervisor, Regional Supervisor and/or Program Expert for increasing clinical skills. Attend all trainings as required -
        • Attends weekly Group Supervision and provide and receive support and guidance regarding each counselor's caseload. Attend and participate in individual supervision with the Clinical Supervisor. -
        • Participate in weekly Consultation with clinical consultant concerning case strategies and case progress and in quarterly booster training sessions concerning specialized treatment topics -
          • Maintain availability to follow a scheduled on-call process for high risk behaviors that may occur outside of normal business hours. - -Salary$50,000 - $58,000 / year based on education and clinical license


            Education Requirements -Master's degree in Social Work, Drug and Alcohol Education or Counseling, Counseling, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Guidance Counseling, Human Services, or Marriage and Family Therapy is requiredExperience Requirements -Experience with direct casework is preferred -Physical Demands -Frequently remains in stationary position for periods of time. A person must be able to drive throughout the coverage region. Regularly needs to move throughout office to access file cabinets and office machinery. Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery such as calculators, copy machines, and printer. Frequently moves, ascend/descend, and traverse to gain access to client's homes in both rural and metro areas. Constantly must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, and exchange information with clients and families regarding their therapy and care. Frequently needs to be able to recognize, judge, and observe clients as well as client homes regarding behavior and safety of surroundings. -BenefitsMedical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision401(k)2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days per year11 paid holidaysPaid Parental LeaveMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervisionGrowth & development through continuous trainingClinical and administrative advancement opportunitiesYouth 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.

Keywords: Youth Villages, Memphis , SWITCH Clinical Specialist - Memphis Allies, Healthcare , Memphis, Tennessee

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