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Anaya Family Intervention Specialist

Company: Youth Villages
Location: Memphis
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Job Description:

Watch now to learn more about Intercept!Who is Youth Villages?Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 3,000 individuals who've come together across 13 states to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country. Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems. Eighty-four percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law.We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country's treatment of at-risk youth and families. Responsibilities Can I see myself here?We have found our staff succeeds at Youth Villages when they:Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and familiesValue feedback and accountability Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their ownEnjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all dayAre results and detailed orientedHave a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas Value a strength-based treatment approach Can change priorities quickly Are looking for more than just a jobProgram OverviewOur 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. Our LifeSet Specialists provide their 18-22 year old clients with the knowledge to utilize all available community resources. These counselors are able to help clients become self sufficient by assisting them in locating and learning how to use community resources such as housing, employment and education.* This position will carry a combined caseload of Intercept and LifeSet averaging 13-15 total sessions per week* Create individual service plans with each client based on their goals in order to transition into adulthood.* Hold family sessions with each case up to 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 homeAdditional InformationSchedule 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 mileageQualifications How can I be considered for the position?You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:Master's degree in social services field is required. 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.Experience working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position; Clinical experience is strongly preferred.Willingness/desire to maintain an untraditional scheduleStrong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation Acceptable driving record- Two or fewer moving violations within the past 36 monthsHow will you invest in me?One of our core values is that we are committed to our staff. We will help you take your career with us wherever you want it to go.Additional BenefitsAffordable access to medical, prescription, dental, and vision insurance plansTuition Reimbursement and Licensure SupervisionPriority consideration for leadership openings throughout the organizationMileage and cell phone reimbursementRetirement savings pension plan and a 401(k) and FSAPaid time off: Two weeks for vacation 10 paid holidays12 sick days annuallyPaid Parental LeaveSupportive leadership and coworkersWhat's next?Are you ready to make difference? Apply now!EOE 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.

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