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Bachelors Level Family Social Worker / Counselor

Company name
Youth Villages, Inc

Location
Worcester, MA

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Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of childrens 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.

*Now offering a $2,000 Sign-On Payment*

*$2,000 Relocation Assistance Available*

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 drivers license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.

Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage

Requirements

A Masters degree in a social services discipline is preferred with one year experience working with youth or families

A Bachelors 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

Job Type

Permanent

Contact Name

Youth Villages

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Job Reference

2018-1942

Job ID

19455321

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Youth Villages, Inc
Youth Villages
Website : http://www.youthvillages.org/

Company Profile
Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 20,000 children and families each year from more than 20 states and Washington, D.C. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration™ approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.

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