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.
This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy
(MST) to youth ages 12 to 17 that display serious antisocial
behaviors and are at-risk of placement out of the home due to their
behaviors. Our MST program is built on the principle that the
serious behavior problems of a child typically stem from a
combination of influences including family factors, deviant peer
group, problems in school or the community, and individual
characteristics. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing
all of those inter-related areas.
- Carries a caseload of 4-5 families. Intensive treatment
requires counselor to meet with each family at least three times
- Develops individualized treatment plans for each case. Ongoing
assessments and reviews of treatment progress are performed on a
- Documents all sessions within a pre-established cycle time.
Documentation is web-based and most locations provide
- 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
- Develops strong community relationships and resources with
which to provide families as part of treatment.
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
A Master's Degree in a social services field is preferred,
Bachelor's 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 with at-risk
youth and their familiesExperience doing family therapy or
providing MST services is a plusStrong organizational skills and
attention to detailExcellent written, verbal, and oral
skillsAbility to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
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
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and VisionRetirement
Savings Pension Plan401(k)2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days
per year10 paid holidays
Paid Parental LeaveMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when
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.