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PRN Community Based Specialist

Company: Youth Villages
Location: Tulsa
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

The Community Based Specialist may assist with multiple programs depending on the need. **This position is PRN**Who is Youth Villages?Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and 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.


Program Overview (Intercept)The intercept intensive in-home services program is an effective alternative treatment for children and youth who otherwise would be placed in foster care, residential treatment, detention centers, hospitals or other juvenile facilities. Diverting youth from these out of home placement, Intercept family intervention specialists provide guidance and treatment resources for youth and families in their own homes.Program Overview (LifeSet)LifeSet is an individualized, evidence-informed community-based program that is highly intensive. LifeSet specialists meet with participants face to face at least once each week. They text, email and call young people regularly throughout the week, when needed. Specialists stabilize even the toughest situations and help young people build healthy relationships, obtain safe housing, education and employment. LifeSet is one of the nation's first - and now one of the largest - evidence-informed programs helping young people who age out of foster care. More than 20,000 young people have helped through LifeSet across the country since the program began in 1999.Position Overview

  • Provided assistance in both LifeSet and Intercept programs, as needed
  • Provide individual therapeutic treatment interventions for assigned caseloads and provide ongoing assessment and review
  • Conduct on-going assessment of the clients needs from a strength focused, solution based perspective
  • Collaborate with other providers, case workers, and courts to formulate a collaborative treatment plan
  • Provide on-call crisis support to youth and families, as needed
  • Collaborate with other community members working toward -the success of the youth; that could be attending court or meeting with teachers
  • Attend 3 weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skillsAdditional 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
    • If clinical licensure hours are needed (LPC, LCSW,etc.), this position qualifies for gaining those as you work with young peopleSalary$20 - $22 / hour based on education


      • A Master's degree in a social services discipline is required
      • Degrees that can be considered include: social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy
      • Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications
      • One year of related experience in counseling and/or case management is required
      • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
      • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
      • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
      • Basic computer knowledge
      • Ability to maintain a flexible scheduleYouth 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.

Keywords: Youth Villages, Tulsa , PRN Community Based Specialist, Other , Tulsa, Oklahoma

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