Specialized Triage Counselor
Youth Villages - Nashville, TN

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Our Specialized Crisis Services program serves children and adolescents under the age of 18 who are experiencing a crisis- suicidal, homicidal, physical aggression, or psychosis. The program specializes in working with the client, family, and other systemic key participants to assess the risks versus the protective factors to keep the client and others safe. Specialized Crisis Services strives to use the least restrictive environment. The Youth Villages’ SCS Program uses a systematic treatment model where interventions are parent focused bringing change through the family, school, community, and peer groups; training staff intensively in conducting assessment, crisis management, in-home treatment, and respite care.

Position Overview
Manage the 24 hour triage crisis lines
Responsible for dispatching the counselors into the community to respond to calls
De-escalate and screen calls for safety
Document calls and follow up with families as necessary and appropriate
We are looking for dedicated, creative, compassionate candidates that are able to recognize and preserve the dignity of those we serve and work cooperatively with the community.

Additional Information
Schedules vary and will be discussed in greater detail during the interview process
Youth Villages' SCS teams are based out of the following cities: Memphis, Paris, Dyersburg, Jackson, Nashville, Columbia, Cookeville, Clarksville, Dickson, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Morristown and Knoxville.

Requirements
A Master's Degree in a social services discipline is preferred
A Bachelor's Degree in a social services discipline is required
Degrees that can be considered include: social work, counseling, psychology, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
A minimum of one year experience counseling children and families is required
Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule

Experience 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 Benefits
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
403 (b)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
9 paid holidays
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement

EOE

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