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Runaway and Homeless Youth Therapist

Position Location:  Grand Rapids, MI


Responsibilities include:

  • Develop rapport and maintain engagement with youth who are experiencing homelessness or are near homelessness
  • Conduct bio-psychosocial assessment, develop treatment plans, and document client progress towards identified goals
  • Work with youth in a residential shelter-based setting and in the community
  • Support families of youth seeking services to promote safety and reunification
  • Develop and implement person-centered and time-matched goals
  • Assess and develop clinical inferences into client care utilizing various treatment modalities
  • Coordinate services and referrals
  • Collaborate, respond, and support youth in crisis situations demonstrating cultural sensitivity
  • Facilitate treatment planning within a team structure
  • Provide training, support and education to care team members


Requirements include:

  • Master’s degree in Social Work 
  • Limited license required with the State of Michigan, full license preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of at risk youth population-including precipitating factors of youth homelessness
  • Proven experience providing  clinical therapy, crisis intervention, case management, and basic need assistance to youth who are experiencing homelessness
  • Demonstrated ability to work within set production based goals for third party billing
  • Flexible schedule required
  • Prior experience in providing Trauma-Informed Care and extensive knowledge of the Positive Youth Development framework.
  • Proven ability to work within a team structure


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