SWITCH Youth Clinical Specialist - Memphis Allies

Youth Villages

Youth Villages

Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

SWITCH Youth Clinical Specialist - Memphis Allies

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Memphis Allies
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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

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.

Position Summary

The Memphis Allies Clinical Specialist will engage youth and caregivers, that are at high-risk for gun violence. The Specialist will be responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring an intensive and individualized treatment plan. Clinical Specialists are an important part of the multi-disciplinary team as they help participants and caregivers learn new ways of coping with the challenges that trigger many of them to engage in gun violence. This partnership is important as the participants and caregivers work to address challenges and make changes to their lives. This position is responsible for providing individual and family therapy to youth ages 12 up to 19 who have mental health and/or high-risk behavior who have been involved in the justice system, such as recent arrest or on probation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carries a minimum caseload of nine high risk youth. Caseloads are subject to change based on need.
  • Develops individualized treatment plans for each case. Ongoing assessments and reviews of treatment progress are performed on a regular basis.
  • Documents all sessions within a pre-established cycle time in Youth Villages electronic medical records system.
  • Clinical Specialist will provide community-based services, which may include in home or other community-based locations therapeutic services to the youth and caregivers.
  • Meet with each participant and family a minimum of two times per week.
  • Implement suggestions of interventions provided by Supervisor and/or Program Expert in a timely manner to be reflected in the next treatment plan cycle.
  • Provide accurate and complete information to the Supervisor in a timely manner in the event of a crisis
  • Maintain a flexible schedule that is convenient for the participant to meet participant needs.
  • Maintain adherence to the legal guidelines as a mandated reporter with the guidance of the Clinical Supervisor, Regional Supervisor, and Program Expert.
  • Maintain adherence to confidentiality within the ethical and legal guidelines.
  • Develop and implement, with the aid of the Clinical Supervisor, A Professional Development Plan to increase the skills necessary for completion of the job and to allow for professional growth.
  • Follow up on and /or implement all recommendations/feedback given by Clinical Supervisor, Regional Supervisor and/or Program Expert for increasing clinical skills.
  • Attending all training courses as required.
  • Attends weekly Group Supervision and provides and receives support and guidance regarding each counselor's caseload. Attend and participate in individual supervision with the Clinical Supervisor.
  • Participate in weekly Consultation with Program Expert concerning case strategies and case progress and in quarterly booster training sessions concerning specialized treatment topics
  • Scheduled to be on call which can include holidays, weekends, and evenings
  • Works to collaborate with other partners and services the youth, family, and caregivers are involved in.
  • Assist with connecting the youth, family, and caregivers with resources as needed.
  • Ability and means to drive frequently; provide proof of liability and property damage insurance on vehicle used, and possession of a valid driver’s license is required


$50,000 - $58,000 / year based on education and clinical license


Education Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, Drug and Alcohol Education or Counseling, Counseling, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Guidance Counseling, Human Services, or Marriage and Family Therapy is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in human behavioral science that includes 30 semester or 45 quarter hours either in development of human behavior, child development, family intervention techniques, diagnostic measures or therapeutic techniques, such as social work, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, and child development is required

Experience Requirements

Experience with direct casework is preferred

Physical Demands

Frequently remains in stationary position for periods of time. A person must be able to drive throughout the coverage region. Regularly needs to move throughout office to access file cabinets and office machinery. Constantly operates a computer and other office machinery such as calculators, copy machines, and printer. Frequently moves, ascend/descend, and traverse to gain access to client's homes in both rural and metro areas. Constantly must be able to communicate, detect, converse with, discern, and exchange information with clients and families regarding their therapy and care. Frequently needs to be able to recognize, judge, and observe clients as well as client homes regarding behavior and safety of surroundings.


Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
11 paid holidays

Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervision

Growth & development through continuous training

Clinical and administrative advancement opportunities

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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