National Youth Advocate Program Therapist in Newark, Ohio
NYAP Therapists play a key role in engagingyouth and families. This position works closely with youth, family of origin, foster parents, and community partners, providing advocacy, professional services, and support toward the ultimate goal of living safely and successfully in the community.Our Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Program provides 1:1 mentoring and groupsupport to clients within department and program. The Sign-On Bonus would be 3 allotments totaling to $1500!RESPONSIBILITIES:The Therapist position may include the following, as well as other duties assigned:Perform all work in a manner consistent with the National Youth Advocate Program’s mission, values, and philosophies.Provides appropriate individual, group, and family mental health services, case management, transportation, and other professional services, meeting or exceeding established outcomes thresholds on behalf of persons served.Travels daily, to provide community based services to, and on behalf of, youth and families in compliance with organizational, contract, and regulatory requirements.Coordinate and monitor services for the youth and family in the community, including but not limited to, mental health, medical, educational, psychological, vocational, and social services.Assists in family reunification and/or stabilization efforts with the youth’s primary family or other permanent living arrangement consistent with the youth’s case plan.Provides safety assessment, crisis response, and behavioral stabilization services as required to assure safety and stability for youth served.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Master’s Degree in Social Work or comparable Human Services field from an accredited institution.2 years of work experience working in direct service with youth and families strongly preferred.A valid professional license of LSW, LPC, LISW, or LPCC-S as required and acceptable by state or contract regulations.Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, automotive insurance, and a good driving record.A willingness to work flexible and non-traditional hours in the service of foster caregivers, families of origin, and persons served.Proficient use of desktop and laptop computers, smart phones and tablets, printers, fax machines and photocopiers as well as software including word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.OTHER SKILLS:Capacity to be flexible and responsive to youth served, foster caregivers, system partners, and internal customers.Capacity to remain objective and professional in all areas of job function.Capacity to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.Capacity to interpret and apply organizational policies and procedures.Consistently exercises discretion and independent judgement. Readily confers with supervisor in complex or unique situations.Demonstrates tolerance and respect for the ideas and actions of others.Demonstrates strategic and critical thinking resulting in effective time and task management.Demonstrated ability to coach others, transferring knowledge and information in easily understandable terms.Demonstrated capacity to remain objective yet connected, manages reactivity and self-regulates in response to challenges.