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Who is Youth Villages?
Youth Villages is a nonprofit organization striving to help troubled youth and families live successfully. We are a team of 3,000 individuals who’ve come together across over 20 states to change the landscape of child welfare and juvenile justice across the country. Our work involves providing an array of counseling and treatment services to youth with severe emotional and behavioral problems.
Eighty-four percent of those who go through treatment are succeeding two years after leaving our program. These youth are living at home, remaining in school, and are not experiencing trouble with the law.
We believe strongly in investing in and supporting our employees. We offer candidates opportunities to develop a career and be part of a positive change in our country’s treatment of at-risk youth and families.
Launched by Youth Villages, Memphis Allies is a bold collaborative initiative, bringing together community groups and resources to reduce gun violence and create safer neighborhoods and more opportunity for adults and their families.
The Life Coach’s main responsibility is to help reduce gun violence in the city.
Carries a minimum caseload of 5 youth, this could fluctuate depending on youth’s needs.
Life Coach will be responsible for holding sessions three times per week. One of those three sessions will be in collaboration with the Clinical Specialist.
Life Coaches will adhere to a preset 24-hour documentation cycle time. All documentation will be entered into Salesforce.
Successfully establish a relationship with a prospective youth and enroll him/her in SWITCH Youth program
Help the youth develop their personalized life plan: will work with client to understand his/her expressed short- and long-term goals (developing job skills, securing employment); lay out key milestones in achieving those goals; and work closely with the Case manager to determine necessary services for attaining milestones.
Transformative Mentorship: Provide mentorship and unconditional support including:
Supporting youth through hardship during times of difficulty, and even of great loss
Day-to-day encouragement, guidance, and listening
Creating hope and clarifying a path forward for clients
Celebrating clients, who deserve to not only feel supported in times of challenge – but also recognized and appreciated for achievements, milestones, and important events.
Have an initial sole focus on establishing a positive and trusting relationship with each youth.
Collaborate with Clinical Specialist to create a Service Plan.
Use relationships with each youth to begin influence their decision making in order to improve outcomes
Attend all mandatory meetings and training courses, including weekly staff meetings, team meetings, consultations, etc.
Covid-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 15, 2021, Youth Villages has required the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment to help ensure the safety of all employees and youth and families served.
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
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
Retirement Savings Pension Plan
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
11 paid holidays
Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement
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.
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