Youth Villages Young Adult Counselor / Transitional Living Specialist in Plymouth, Massachusetts

Overview

Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and 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 Overview

Our Transitional Living Specialists provide their 18-22 year old clients with the knowledge to utilize all available community resources.These counselors are able to help clients become self sufficient by assisting them in locating and learning how to use community resources such as housing, employment and education.

Position Overview

  • Carry a maximum caseload of 9-10 young adults

  • Meet with the young adult a minimum of one time per week, increasing and decreasing as directed by the Clinical Supervisor on the basis of clinical need.

  • Provide on call crisis support to the client 24 hours a day 7 days a week (alternating on-call duties).

  • Provide accurate and complete information to Clinical Supervisor in a timely manner in the event of a crisis situation.

  • Implement suggestions of interventions provided by supervisor and/or consultant in a timely manner to be reflected in the next treatment plan cycle.

  • Participate weekly in all supervision exercises to ensure the appropriate conceptualization and implementation of treatment.

  • Provide all therapeutic services in accordance with Youth Villages’ Mission and Values and YV LifeSet Model Principles.

  • Conduct on-going assessment of the young adult’s needs from a strength focused, solution-based perspective.

  • Engage and align with the young adult and their support system to elicit full participation in 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

Qualifications

Requirements

A Master's degree in a social services discipline is strongly preferred A Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline is required One year of related experience in counseling and/or case management is required 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

Internal applicants must be employed with YV at least 6 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

EOE

Requisition ID: 2018-2267

Job Locations: MA-Plymouth

Program: YVLifeSet

Relocation Assistance: No

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular