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Family Intervention Specialist

Company: Youth Villages
Location: Worcester
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Job Description:

Watch now to learn more about Intercept!Company OverviewYouth 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 Program 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.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 communitiesYouth Villages New England offers a competitive salary, professional development workshops, and an additional stipend for on-call.Additional 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 RequirementsA Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred with one year experience working with youth or familiesA Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline is required with two years experience working with youth or familiesDegrees 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 scheduleExperience 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 BenefitsMedical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and VisionRetirement Savings Pension Plan40k2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days per year10 paid holidaysPaid Parental LeaveMileage & 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.

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