Bilingual Lifeset Specialist (Spanish)

Location
Portland, Oregon
Posted
Oct 28, 2020
Closes
Nov 27, 2020
Focus Areas
Human Services
Position Type
Full Time

Overview

Company Overview

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.

Estas buscando trabajo en el area de salud mental? Youth Villages esta contratando consejeros bilingues en Ingles y Español para trabajar con Jovenes Adultos en necesidad. Las sessiones individuales seran conducidas en español pero la documentacion y supervision de los casos sera en ingles. Tu puedes ayudar a hacer la diferencia!

Responsibilities

Program Overview


Our LifeSet Transitional Living Specialists provide their 16-22 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.

 

In addition to providing LifeSet transitional living services to young adults, our specialists may also provide case management services to traditional Independent Living Program (ILP) youth.  ILP provides an opportunity for a young adult to remain in foster care up to age 21 and receive resources and support to ensure better outcomes.  ILP services include case management, placement support, and judicial oversight. 

 Position Overview

Provide individual services to clients in the home and community setting to assist client with transition to adulthood, specifically obtaining and maintaining safe and suitable housing, continuing their education, learning independent living skills, obtaining and maintaining employment, building a support system, and remaining free from legal involvement.

  • Carry a blended caseload of youth including LifeSet (weekly sessions) and case management ILP (monthly sessions); on average, specialists will have 10 sessions per week but frequency of sessions may increase or decrease as directed by the Clinical Supervisor on the basis of clinical need.
  • Provide on call crisis support to LifeSet clients 24 hours a day 7 days a week (alternating on-call duties with other specialists).
  • 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 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.
  • Collaborate with Youth to produce transition plans to support youth’s goals and self-determination.
  • Attend court hearings and foster care review boards with young adults.

 

Why Youth Villages?

Our programs in Oregon:

  • Paid licensure supervision for LPC, LCSW, LMFT
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Collaborative Problem Solving Certification
  • Training opportunities based on your interest / CEU’s
  • Tablets issued to community based staff for documentation
  • Open/collaborative work environment
  • Gym membership reimbursement/ discounts
  • Healthy snacks in office/ monthly team recognition   

 

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

Qualifications

Requirements

Counselors must be fluent in English and Spanish; both written and verbal

A Master’s degree in social services field is preferred; a Bachelor's degree in social services field 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 preferred.
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 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

 

EOE