Bilingual Counseling Opportunities
Youth Villages - Raleigh-Durham, NC

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This position is responsible for providing Multisystemic Therapy (MST) to youth ages 12 to 17 that display serious antisocial behaviors and are at-risk of placement out of the home due to their behaviors. Our MST program is built on the principle that the serious behavior problems of a child typically stem from a combination of influences including family factors, deviant peer group, problems in school or the community, and individual characteristics. The MST model calls for simultaneously addressing all of those inter-related areas.

Position Overview
Carry a small caseload of 4-6 families
Hold family sessions with each family 3 times a week scheduled at the convenience of the families
3 supervision meetings a week
Web-based documentation (voice recognition technology in most locations)
Provide on-call availability to families during the week, one weekend each month
Drive up to 60-80 miles to meet with families in the home
Counselors provide treatment in individual families' homes in a wide array of settings and communities
Additional Information
Schedule is non-traditional, but flexible and based around clients’ availability. Since counselors are heavily involved with each family, long hours may be required.
Counselors must have their own vehicle to use for work purposes as well as have liability insurance. Counselors are reimbursed for mileage.

Requirements
Counselors must be fluent in English and Spanish

Qualifications for Family Counselors
It 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 application
• Degree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)
• Must have one year, 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 application
• Degree must be in a related field of study (refer to list below)
• Must have two years, 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: LPCA, LMFTA, LCSWA, LPA, or LCSASA

Degrees Accepted:
• Social Work
• Counseling
• Psychology
• Criminal Justice
• Marriage and Family Therapy
*Exceptions 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 Behaviors
• Experience should include clinical case management or practice of therapeutic interventions

Other Skills Required:
• Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
• Exceptional time-management skills
• Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
• Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Experience doing family therapy or providing MST services is a plus

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 (when applicable)

EOE

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