Social Work Supervisor: Valley Youth House Posted on: December 29, 2015

Posted January 7th, 2016 at 12:49 pm.

The Achieving Independence Center (AIC) is a “one-stop center” designed to help young people, ages 14-21, from the dependent (foster care) system achieve their future goals of self-sufficiency.

The Social Work Supervisor is responsible for the following:

1.To conduct individual counseling sessions with youth. (Brief therapy and crisis intervention).

2.To plan and facilitate support groups related to self-esteem building, trauma experience, leadership development, anger management & reduction, and pregnancy & parenting, and other topics as identified.

3.To provide effective de-escalation and counseling to escalated, distressed, and/or disruptive Members. Be directly involved with member/member and member/staff mediation meetings and to provide recommendations regarding member discipline when appropriate.

4.To build and maintain positive relationships with youth and staff. This includes maintaining a high level of visibility on site and being aware of potential problems between members.

5.To assist youth and Case Managers/Counselors to develop and implement safety plans for all youth identified at medium or high risk of acting out within or outside of the AIC.

6.To provide leadership to all staff members in regard to clinical issues impacting member behavior and productivity.

7. To assist in the development and management of the member health & wellness area. This includes engaging youth who are not otherwise involved in productive activities.

8. To provide quality weekly guidance as related to crisis, mental health and wellness services for youth in the client review meetings. Assist in recording the identified plans determined in client review meetings.

9. To generate and maintain reporting elements for clinical and wellness services provided in assigned program(s).

10. To manage the counseling and clinical training components for the VYH Philadelphia-based staff members.

11. To manage and supervise the intern/field placement program.

12. To supervise Experiential Counselor, Art@ Coordinator, and Community and Activities Coordinator.

13. To manage all subcontracts that fall under Wellness programming.

14. To serve as positive program liaison with all community treatment resource agencies. This includes expanding program knowledge and usage of appropriate resources.

The Social Work Supervisor shall be a mature individual with the ability to articulate and implement the philosophy of the Independent Living Program. The Social Work Supervisor will possess sound judgement, clinical, communication, and youth work skills. This person must possess a clear understanding of the Child Welfare System and its impact on children, adolescents and families. A successful candidate will be adept at multitasking, prioritizing needs and making sound decisions in crisis situations. The Social Work Supervisor will be trained in mediation and de-escalation techniques and develop experiential education/adventure based counseling skills. She/he shall never have been convicted of any child abuse offenses. She/he shall possess a minimum of three years of experience working with adolescents and a Master’s Degree in Social Work. The candidate’s race, gender, religion, or state of physical disability will not be considered when hiring for this position.

How to apply

Email resume and cover letter to careers@aicenter.us . No phone calls please.

Filed under: Management Level by Margie DuBrow

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