Bilingual Youth Counselor / Gang Prevention Specialist (Spanish)
Northern Virginia Family Service

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Post Date: Nov 03, 2023
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: Low to Mid $50,000
Location: US - Virginia - Oakton
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Your Future Team: The Youth Initiatives Programs of NVFS utilize a highly effective, trauma-informed, culturally relevant service model to provide multi-modal “neighborhood based-school connected” services designed to ensure that at-risk youth and families are able to thrive in their chosen communities; succeed academically and socially; and that the communities themselves are equipped to prevent future community and family violence.

The IPE (Intervention, Prevention and Education) Program of NVFS is an asset development intervention designed to increase the protective factors that ensure that gang involved youth, and youth at risk for gang involvement, have increased abilities to resist the destructiveness of gang involvement. The program strives to ensure that parents of at-risk youth and community members are able to provide the support and structure needed to keep these vulnerable youth safe from the negative influence of gangs. IPE serves youth ages 10-21 and their families.

Benefits and Compensation: We want you to be well, have work/life flexibility, grow your career with us, and have the resources and support you need. Check out our comprehensive benefit offerings here in support of various dimensions of your wellbeing. Salary ranges from low to mid 50s.

In this role, you will:

Conduct intake for all referred clients.
Provide short-term intensive case management services to assigned case load, in accordance with IPE Service Delivery Model, including assessment, goal plan development, and referral. This includes referring all clients with trauma-recovery related mental health needs to the VPIP/FRP Mental Health Counselor where available.
Provide life skills education and intervention in accordance with clients’ goal plan and resource needs.
Provide gang awareness education to IPE referred youth and their parents.
Participate actively in team meetings and collaborative service delivery models with other team members to effectively address community, family, and individual violence prevention and intervention needs in assigned neighborhood.
Initiate and maintain collaborative contact with other agencies working with the youth and their family, including the referral source, and appropriate school personnel in order to effectively coordinate service delivery and monitor clients’ progress towards goals.
Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other community services providing services for youth and families.
Develop and implement plans to educate and increase gang awareness in the community, which may include providing workshops and groups in schools and community-based settings as needed.
Assure confidentiality policies and procedures are followed to protect the rights of clients, that reports to authorities occur in the mandated time frames and that critical incident reviews related to these procedures are completed and filed.
Participate effectively and positively in required Program and Agency meetings and trainings.

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