Community Intervention Counselor
Eckerd Youth Alternatives - Asheville, NC

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Community Intervention Counselor


Two roles of this position will be to 1) ensure a true seamless reintegration of youth from when youth enters residential facility to transitional and post-release supervision and services in coordination with family, facility-based staff, the community, and DJJDP with the goal of successful community re-integration of the youth and 2) providing intensive in-home counseling of a youth and family as an intermediate sanction to avoid placement in more restrictive residential settings. Engage families and coordinate services with the goal of successful functioning of the youth within home and community. Throughout but not limited to the following locations; Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania, Henderson and south Buncombe

• Provide residential treatment teams with youth and family information necessary to residential and transitional treatment planning.
• Establish and maintain relationships with DJJDP staff, local law enforcement, juvenile court judges, state attorney offices and public defender offices.
• Provide intensive, goal-oriented parenting skills to DJJDP assigned families in the family’s home or a mutually agreed upon location; services include, but not limited to, assessing risk, developing behaviorally-specific safety plan, facilitating and/or teaching parenting skills, budgeting, and housekeeping skills, meeting medical needs, transporting clients, providing family counseling, and referring family members to services as needed.
• Ensure all training requirements are met to deliver evidence based practices with fidelity to the models.
• Develop, in collaboration with each family, a Service/Performance Plan and Progress reports, which will include family strengths, specific goals of intervention, and focus to resolve or improve safety concerns; complete plans in compliance with Eckerd, evidence based model and contractual requirements.
• Make initial and on-going contact with families as prescribed by Eckerd policy and contractual requirements; Maintain ongoing contact with referring staff at a frequency sufficient to address the circumstances of the individual family, as agreed upon with referring staff.
• Maintain up-to-date youth files and case notes on all contact and activities relating to cases; complete required tracking and follow-up data collection.
• Meet weekly with Manager and Clinical Specialist to review cases, and discuss individual family progress and needs; document meeting decisions and outcomes.
• Conduct termination meetings, which will include families and referring staff; send summary of progress to family and referring staff within seven days of case closure.
Position Requirements
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a social services or human services field, or behavioral sciences required. Will be required to obtain certification as a certified cognitive behavioral group facilitator within one year of employment. Requires two years of progressively responsible case management or counseling experience, preferably with youth in human services/delinquency population. Knowledge of family re-unification, family therapy theories, treatment philosophies and strategies of home based services preferred.
Eckerd is a drug-free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. Eckerd utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.