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.
Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems. Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings. We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes. Located in Tennessee and Georgia, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed).
Our Teacher Counselor Assistant positions are located in our residential facilities and group homes. The Counselor Assistants work with a small group of children on various life skills and training. Teacher Counselor Assistants have a strong desire to meet the needs of young people and will go above and beyond to accomplish this goal. A Teacher Counselor Assistant wears many hats and is very flexible as well as creative. This position also plays a large role in the transportation of residents to doctor's appointments, passes, and an occasional court case.
Requires at least 16 hours a month and no more than 20 hours per week.
High School Diploma or GED required
Experience working/volunteering with youth, corrections, or police work preferred.
Excellent written, verbal and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
The supervision and treatment of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training.
Applicants are required to pass an agility and strength evaluation.
Applicants must have valid driver’s license.
Experience growth and development through our continuous training, or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.