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Family Intervention Specialist

Company: Youth Villages
Location: Biloxi
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:



-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 11 states and the District of Columbia 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. -













Responsibilities









Position Summary: - Family Intervention Specialists help identify personal and interactive problems and provide individual, family counseling and case management services to child and family in the home, with interventions focusing primarily on the family and addressing the school, peers, community and individual needs. -

  • Providing in-home counseling services for at-risk youth and families
  • Managing a small case load of four to six families to provide quality counseling
  • Meeting with youth and families three times weekly to address each family's needs
  • Providing after hours support to youth and families through being on-call to personal caseloads Monday-Friday and rotating weekend and overnight on-call duties
  • 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 three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skillsAdditional Information
    • 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 mileageSalary -$46000 - $53000 / year based on education and clinical license













      Qualifications









      RequirementsMaster's degree in a social services discipline (preferred)Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline (required)Experience with direct case work (required)Eligible for DMH credentials (preferred)BenefitsMedical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision401(k)2 weeks paid vacation12 paid sick days per year11 paid holidaysPaid Parental LeaveMileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervisionGrowth & development through continuous trainingClinical and administrative advancement opportunitiesYouth 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.



Keywords: Youth Villages, Biloxi , Family Intervention Specialist, Other , Biloxi, Mississippi

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