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Youth Villages

Mental Health Therapist – Multiple MS locations

Youth Villages


Job Summary

Program Overview

Youth Villages MYPAC uses the family-driven, strengths-based wraparound approach. The goal of the MYPAC program is to provide intensive support and assistance to families until a strong formal and informal support network can be developed and built around the child and family that will enable the child to be successful long-term in his or her own home.

Job Responsibilities

Position Overview

Within the MYPAC program, our Mental Health Therapists are available to provide in-home therapy, family therapy, individual therapy, and specific therapies to address trauma and substance abuse, if needed. Primary Service Coordinators provide intensive care coordination and help families build support teams consisting of natural and formal support. Youth Villages MYPAC also offers psychiatric evaluation and medication management services through board-certified psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

  • Conducting 12-15 sessions per week
  • Conducting sessions in the family’s home and community
  • Meeting with youth and families around their schedule
  • Sessions may be individual, family, or marriage therapy depending on what the family desires (therapists also receive training in EBPs as necessary to provide specialized therapies – TFCBT/ACRA)
  • Developing and implementing treatment plans
  • Providing after-hours support to youth and families through being on-call to caseloads Monday-Friday and rotating weekend on-call duties
  • Attending three weekly meetings (individual, team, and clinical consultation) for professional development to help enhance clinical skills

Additional Information

  • The schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based on the availability of youth and families served.
  • Applicants must have a valid driver’s license, a personal vehicle to use for work purposes and auto insurance.
  • Community-based staff will be reimbursed for applicable mileage


  • A Master’s degree in social services discipline with experience working with at-risk youth, adults, or families is required.
  • Degrees that can be considered include social work, drug and alcohol education or counseling, psychology, criminal justice, guidance counseling, or marriage and family therapy. Other degrees will have to be evaluated further to determine if they meet the qualifications.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written, verbal, and oral skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule

Additional Information


  • Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
  • 401(k)
  • 2 weeks of 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

How to Apply

Visit https://careers-youthvillages.icims.com/jobs/intro, select your preferred location, and submit an application.

Positions available in:

  • Biloxi, MS
  • Meridian, MS
  • Hattiesburg, MS
  • Tupelo, MS


  • Date Posted: April 6, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Children / Youth
  • Salary Range: $50,000-$53,000