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Behavioral Youth Counselor-Nashville, TN

Memphis, TN, USA
Full-time

Company Overview

Youth Villages has been a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 20+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services. 

If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.

Areas of Responsibility: 

Program Overview

Youth Villages’ Residential Treatment programs serve children with emotional and behavioral problems.  Our residential campuses provide the setting for an intensive treatment program that combines the unique balance of structure and freedom. This enables children and their families to identify, understand and cope with their individual needs and develop the skills necessary to succeed in less restrictive settings.  We have three different types of facilities—Intensive Residential Centers, Open Campuses, and Group Homes.  Located in Tennessee and Georgia, all of these facilities utilize the Re-Education of Emotionally Disturbed Children therapy model (Re-Ed). 

 

Position Overview

  • Teaches the children necessary life skills and provide for their physical daily care.

  • Assists in treatment planning for each child.

  • Conducts daily documentation such as contact notes, milieu notes, and precautionary notes.

  • Participates in client transports to various locations

  • Participates in recreation therapy with children.

  • Improves children’s behavior through coping skills and other therapeutic interventions.

  • Conducts group and 1 on 1 counseling sessions

Additional Information

  • The TC (Teacher Counselor) schedule runs either Sun, Wed-Fri. or Sat, Mon-Wed.
  • Weekdays:  1:30pm-10:30pm
  • Weekends: 6:30am-10:30pm


Some TCs spend the night once or twice a week on the campus and have additional responsibility for waking the residents and directing them with their morning routine.  This schedule also provides counselors with a three day weekend. (Please note: Counselors do not live on the campuses and are responsible for securing their own residencies.)  Each campus differs on their schedule structure and rotations and can be discussed further with a specific hiring manager.

The supervision and treatment of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.

Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training.
Applicants are required to pass an agility and strength evaluation.
Applicants must have valid driver’s license.

Skills/Experience: 

Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Experience working with at-risk youth a major plus
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
Compensation/Benefits: 

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
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid Paternal Leave
  • Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

 

EOE

Organization Info

Youth Villages

Overview
Headquarters: 
Memphis, TN, USA
About Us
Mission: 

We believe a stable family and strong support system can help any child succeed.

Programs: 

Youth Villages provides help for children and young people across the United States who face a wide range of emotional, mental and behavioral problems. We work to find solutions using proven treatment models that strengthen the child’s family and support systems and dramatically improve their long-term success. Youth Villages helped more than 30,000 young people and their families this year.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Oct 30 2020
Active Until: 
Nov 30 2020
Hiring Organization: 
Youth Villages
industry: 
Nonprofit