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LifeSet Specialist | Worcester & Springfield, MA

LifeSet Specialist | Worcester & Springfield, MA

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.

Program Overview
Our Transitional Living Specialists provide their 18-22 year old clients with the knowledge to utilize all available community resources. These counselors are able to help clients become self-sufficient by assisting them in locating and learning how to use community resources such as housing, employment and education.

Position Overview

  • Carry a maximum caseload of 9-10 young adults
  • Meet with the young adult a minimum of one time per week, increasing and decreasing as directed by the Clinical Supervisor on the basis of clinical need.
  • Provide on call crisis support to the client 24 hours a day 7 days a week (alternating on-call duties).
  • Provide accurate and complete information to Clinical Supervisor in a timely manner in the event of a crisis situation.
  • Implement suggestions of interventions provided by supervisor and/or consultant in a timely manner to be reflected in the next treatment plan cycle.
  • Participate weekly in all supervision exercises to ensure the appropriate conceptualization and implementation of treatment.
  • Provide all therapeutic services in accordance with Youth Villages’ Mission and Values and YV LifeSet Model Principles.
  • Conduct on-going assessment of the young adult’s needs from a strength focused, solution-based perspective.
  • Engage and align with the young adult and their support system to elicit full participation in 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

Requirements

A Master's degree in a social services discipline is preferred with one year experience working with youth or families
A Bachelor's degree in a social services discipline is required with two years’ experience working with youth or families
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. 
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 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 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

This position is based out of our office in Raynham, MA and serves young adults throughout the southern MA.

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 Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

How to apply:

Submit and online application by checking out www.youthvillages.org/careers or reach out to Isabelle Thibault at Isabelle.thibault@youthvillages.org with your resume.

For more information, visit http://www.youthvillages.org/careers

For more information, contact Isabelle.thibault@youthvillages.org

The Marcus Autism Center

The Marcus Autism Center, in conjunction with the Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, is offering four fellowships: the Cohen Fellowship in Developmental Social Neuroscience, the Simons Fellowship in Computational Neuroscience, the Education Sciences Fellowship, and the Marcus Fellowship in Speech Science and Engineering. Students who will receive a bachelor’s degree by June 2020 will be eligible for the positions. The fellowships will commence in July 2020, and they are 2 years in duration. Students can find further details at: COHENFELLOWSHIP.ORG [2] and SIMONSFELLOWSHIP.ORG [3]. 

The COHEN FELLOWSHIP IN DEVELOPMENTAL SOCIAL NEUROSCIENCE will involve cutting-edge social neuroscience research in infants, toddlers and adolescents. Fellows will work to further the understanding of autism
through eye-tracking research, guiding a project from the point of data collection to publication of results.

The SIMONS FELLOWSHIP IN COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE will involve integrating computational strategies with clinical research goals. Fellows will develop methods for the analysis of visual scanning and eye-tracking data, computational models of visual salience, and data visualization techniques, all with the aim of advancing the understanding of autism and efforts at early diagnosis.

The EDUCATION SCIENCES FELLOWSHIP will involve research in educational innovations in autism, from early child care through high school. Fellows will learn about classroom-based interventions to increase social emotional engagement and inclusion, gaining experiences with observational research methods, cutting-edge intervention research, and
implementation science approaches.

The MARCUS FELLOWSHIP IN SPEECH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING will involve researching early vocal development, including speech production and speech perception, as part of a program to map out both typical and
atypical development of spoken communication in early childhood.

For more information, visit https://www.marcus.org/