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Family Counselor / Social Worker

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Worcester, MA

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Family Counselor / Social Worker
Requisition ID
2018-2683
Job Locations
MA-Worcester
Program
In-Home Services
Relocation Assistance
Yes
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular
Overview
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.
Responsibilities
**Ask about our $4,000 sign-on/retention payment**
Program Overview
Our 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.
Position Overview
Carry small caseload of 4-6 families
Hold family sessions with each family 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 rotating on-call availability to families during the week and rotating on-call weekends
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
Youth Villages New England offers a competitive salary, professional development workshops, and an additional stipend for on-call.
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
Requirements
A Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred with one year experience working with youth or families
A Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline is required with two years experience working with youth or families
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.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
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
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)
EOE
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