Family Intervention Specialist | Youth Villages | Paris, TN
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 20+ 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.
Our 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.
- 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 on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each 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
Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients’ availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required.
Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.
- A Master’s degree in a social services discipline is preferred
- A Bachelor’s degree in a social services discipline is 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 in a clinical counseling or case management setting
- 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
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.
- Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
- Retirement Savings Pension Plan
- 403 (b)
- 2 weeks paid vacation
- 12 paid sick days per year
- 9 paid holidays
- Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)