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Family Counselor

Company: Youth Villages
Location: Waynesville
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Company OverviewYouth 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 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 Position Overview - Family counselor would be responsible for serving Buncombe, Haywood, Jackson, and Macon counties. Carries a caseload of 4-5 families. Intensive treatment requires counselor to meet with each family at least three times per week. Develops individualized treatment plans for each case. Ongoing assessments and reviews of treatment progress are performed on a regular basisDocuments all sessions within a pre-established cycle time. Documentation is web-based and most locations provide voice-recognition technology.Maintains on-call availability to clients during the week. Counselors rotate on-call availability on weekends, requiring approximately one on-call weekend per month.Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the homeCounselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communitiesWorks closely with multiple types of clinical supervision provided in individual and group settings led by trained and licensed MST professionals. Review of progress generally occurs at frequent intervals.Develops strong community relationships and resources with which to provide families as part of treatment.Additional InformationSchedule 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 mileageQualifications Qualifications for Family CounselorsIt is Youth Villages' policy to hire only counselors that meet the Qualified Professional standard in the state of North Carolina. Please refer to the requirements below to ensure that your education and experience qualify you for the position to which you are applying.Master's Degree Applicants:Must possess degree at time of applicationDegree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)Must have one year, pre- OR post-graduation, full-time experience (2,000 hours) with designated population (refer to list below)Bachelor's Degree Applicants:Must possess degree at time of applicationDegree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)Must have two years, pre- OR post-graduation, full-time experience (4,000 hours) with designated population (refer to list below)Licensed Applicants:Must hold one of the following licenses in the state of North Carolina: LCMHCA, LMFTA, LCSWA, LPA, or LCSASADegrees Accepted:Social WorkCounselingPsychologyCriminal JusticeMarriage and Family TherapyExceptions may be made for other degrees in a behavioral science that includes a minimum of 30 semester hours in human development, human behavior, child development, family intervention technique, diagnostic measures, or therapeutic techniques.Experience Accepted:Experience must be with at-risk youth, i.e., youth with one or more of the following behaviors: Truancy, Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Homicidal/Suicidal Ideations, Problem Sexual Behavior, Verbal/Physical Aggression, Runaway, Antisocial BehaviorsExperience should include clinical case management or practice of therapeutic interventionsOther Skills Required:Excellent written, verbal, and oral skillsExceptional time-management skillsAbility to manage multiple priorities simultaneouslyStrong organizational skills and attention to detailExperience doing family therapy or providing MST services is a plusExperience 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 BenefitsMedical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and VisionRetirement Savings Pension Plan401(k)2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days per year10 paid holidaysPaid Parental LeaveMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

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