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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 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 Specialized Crisis Services program serves children and adolescents under the age of 18 who are experiencing a crisis- suicidal, homicidal, physical aggression, or psychosis. The program specializes in working with the client, family, and other systemic key participants to assess the risks versus the protective factors to keep the client and others safe. Specialized Crisis Services strives to use the least restrictive environment. The Youth Villages’ SCS Program uses a systematic treatment model where interventions are parent focused bringing change through the family, school, community, and peer groups; training staff intensively in conducting assessment, crisis management, in-home treatment, and respite care.
Provide mobile crisis response and thorough, strength-based assessment of children and families in crises in their natural environments.
Utilize crisis respite homes when appropriate
Provide ongoing treatment and intervention to maintain the families until appropriate services are secured
Working non-traditional hours
24 hour availability
Having flexibility in your schedule
Working well with others in a highly supervised atmosphere
Documentation that is on-line/ web-based and available to you from home
Collaborate with adult crisis teams and community consumers
Counselors may serve a 60+ mile radius from the office
Counselors may be required to attend meetings on their days off
Schedules vary and will be discussed in greater detail during the interview process
Youth Villages' SCS teams are based out of the following cities: Memphis, Paris, Dyersburg, Jackson, Nashville, Columbia, Cookeville, Clarksville, Dickson, Chattanooga, Morristown and Knoxville.
A Master's degree in a social services discipline is required
Applicants who are within 6 months of completing their Master's degree with 2 years of clinical experience with youth may be considered
Degrees that can be considered include: social work, counseling, psychology, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
One year of clinical experience counseling with youth
Applicants who are provisionally licensed or working towards licensure are strongly preferred
Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Basic computer knowledge
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