Family Intervention Specialist

Youth Villages - Lakeland, FL (30+ days ago)3.1


Overview
Who is Youth Villages?

Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 2,900 individuals who’ve come together across 13 states to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country. Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems.

Eighty-four percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law.

Responsibilities
Can I see myself here?

We have found our staff succeeds at Youth Villages when they:
Are passionate about social services and dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families
Value feedback and accountability
Value the collaboration that comes from working on a team and thrive working on their own
Enjoy variety in their schedule and not sitting behind a desk all day
Are results and detailed oriented
Have a sense of humor and find creative ways to implement ideas
Value a strength-based treatment approach
Can change priorities quickly
Are looking for more than just a job

How will I make a difference?

Bilingual preferred
Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families
Managing a small case load of four to six families to provide quality counseling
Meeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family’s needs
Providing after hours support to youth and families through being on-call to personal caseloads Monday-Friday and rotating weekend and overnight on-call duties
Collaborating with youth, family, teachers, and other community members working towards the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers; it depends on what your families’ needs are in any given week
Providing a strengths-based approach utilizing counseling and social work skills
Attend three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills
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
How can I be considered for the position?

You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in social services field required; Master's preferred, 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 working with at-risk youth and/or families in a volunteer, internship, or paid position; clinical experience is preferred
Willingness/desire to maintain an untraditional schedule
Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation
Acceptable driving record- Two or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months

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