Jun 07, 2021

MST Family Counselor

  • Youth Villages
  • Boone, NC, USA
Full time MST Therapist

Job Description

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 30+ 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.

Position Overview

  • Carries a caseload of 4-5 families.  Intensive treatment requires counselor to meet with each family at least three times per week. 
  • Develops individualized treatment plans for each case.  Ongoing assessments and reviews of treatment progress are performed on a regular basis
  • Documents all sessions within a pre-established cycle time.  Documentation is web-based and most locations provide voice-recognition technology.
  • Maintains on-call availability to clients during the week.  Counselors rotate on-call availability on weekends, requiring approximately one on-call weekend per 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
  • Works closely with multiple types of clinical supervision provided in individual and group settings led by trained and licensed MST professionals.  Review of progress generally occurs at frequent intervals.
  • Develops strong community relationships and resources with which to provide families as part of treatment.

Additional Information

Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around the availability of youth and families served.
Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.
Community Based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage

Family Counselors must meet the qualified professional standard for North Carolina. Please refer to the requirements below to ensure that your education and experience meet the qualifications. 

Bachelor’s Degree Applicants:

-Possess a degree in a related field of study (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy)*
-Have two years (pre- OR post-graduation) of experience (4,000 hours) with at-risk youth and families. Experience should include clinical case management or therapeutic interventions.

Master’s Degree Applicants:

-Possess a degree in a related field of study (Social Work, Counseling, Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy)*
-Have one year (pre- OR post-graduation) of experience (2,000 hours) with at-risk youth and families. Experience should include clinical case management or therapeutic interventions.

Licensed Applicants:

-Hold one of the following licenses in the state of North Carolina: LCMHCA, LMFTA, LCSWA, LPA, or LCSASA

*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.

 

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Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

 

Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.

 

License Required

No

Degree Required

Masters, Bachelors