If you're interested in being part of an organization committed to improving the quality of life for people with (or at risk of developing) mental disabilities and substance abuse problems through a system of caring that respects and promotes the dignity, rights and full participation of individuals and their families, then the Prince William County Community Services is for you. Located within easy commuting distance from Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia, Prince William County is a diverse and dynamic community, where we treasure our past and the promise of our future. Come join a team that values quality service, integrity, and accountability.
Entry Salary Range: $22.50 - $30.00
For additional information about Prince William County's Community Services click on the following link: Community Services .
General Definition of Work, Typical tasks, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Duties: Skill Builders are part-time, temporary positions to provide therapeutic, in-home services to youth with a wide range of issues related to mental health, substance abuse and developmental disorders.
and families. Skill Builders:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Help clients develop specific skills such as anger management, stress management, communication, problem-solving, parenting, behavior management, parent coaching.
- Work as a team with a family therapist and other professionals.
- Have flexible hours depending on client needs.
Education and Experience:
- Knowledge about child development family dynamics and parenting (including positive discipline).
- Knowledge about developmental disabilities and other special needs is a plus.
- Applicants need skills in recognizing and handling serious emotional/mental conditions, effective communication (particularly listening skills) behavior modification, and coaching youth and parents in psycho-educational skill development (e.g. anger management, stress management, positive communication, self-esteem).
- Must be able to establish and maintain rapport with children, teens and parents, show positive regard for clients and optimism about treatment success, function calmly in stressful situations and follow protocol for handling crises that may develop, work collaboratively with a lead therapist and other professionals involved with the child and family.
- Keep timely records of services provided and other documentation.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in a human services field with experience working with children who have serious emotional/behavioral problems.
- Behavior management skills, experience working with adolescents who have serious emotional/behavioral problems, experience providing parent education.
- Men with experience working with male youth are especially needed at this time.
- Bi-lingual English/Spanish-speaking staff are also especially needed.
Must complete Skill Builder basic training and attend regular in service training after being hired.
Must possess driver's license and pass DMV record check, TB test, Criminal History Record Check, and DSS Record Search.