PRN Community Based Counselor
Family Services/Social Work
Position Description / Responsibilities
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 12 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.
We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country’s treatment of at-risk youth and families.
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?
Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families
Managing a small case load as assigned by a supervisor, on an as needed basis
Meeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family’s needs
Providing after hours support to youth and families
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 weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills as established by supervisor
Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served. This is a PRN, as-needed position.
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.
How can I be considered for the position?
You can be considered for this position if you meet the following qualifications:
Master’s degree in social services field is preferred, Bachelor's degree in social services field 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 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
Must be able to attend a one-week orientation
Strong writing skills and experience with electronic documentation
Acceptable driving record - Three or fewer moving violations within the past 36 months
Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 15, 2021, Youth Villages has required the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment to help ensure the safety of all employees and youth and families served.