Family Counselor

Youth Villages

Job 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.

Position Overview

Carries a caseload of 4-5 families. Intensive treatment requires counselor to meet with each family 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 on weekends, requiring approximately one on-call weekend per month.

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

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 with which to provide families as part of treatment.

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

Salary

$41,000- $48,000 based on education level and clinical license

Qualifications For Family Counselors

It is Youth Villages’ policy to hire only counselors that meet the Qualified Professional standard in the state of North Carolina. Please refer to the requirements below to ensure that your education and experience qualify you for the position to which you are applying.

Master’s Degree Applicants

Must possess degree at time of application

Degree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)

Must have one year, pre- OR post-graduation, full-time experience (2,000 hours) with designated population (refer to list below)

Bachelor’s Degree Applicants

Must possess degree at time of application

Degree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)

Must have two years, pre- OR post-graduation, full-time experience (4,000 hours) with designated population (refer to list below)

Licensed Applicants

Must hold one of the following licenses in the state of North Carolina LCMHCA, LMFTA, LCSWA, LPA, or LCSASA

Degrees Accepted

Social Work

Counseling

Psychology

Criminal Justice

Marriage and Family Therapy

Exceptions may be made for other degrees in a behavioral science that includes a minimum of 30 semester hours in human development, human behavior, child development, family intervention technique, diagnostic measures, or therapeutic techniques.

Experience Accepted

Experience must be with at-risk youth, i.e., youth with one or more of the following behaviors Truancy, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Homicidal/Suicidal Ideations, Problem Sexual Behavior, Verbal/Physical Aggression, Runaway, Antisocial Behaviors

Experience should include clinical case management or practice of therapeutic interventions

Other Skills Required

Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills

Exceptional time-management skills

Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Experience doing family therapy or providing MST services is a plus

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

401(k)

2 weeks paid vacation

12 paid sick days per year

10 paid holidays

Paid Parental Leave

Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

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.

Seniority Level

Associate

Industry

  • Non-profit Organization Management
  • Mental Health Care
  • Hospital & Health Care

Employment Type

Full-time

Job Functions

  • Health Care Provider

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