Family Intervention Specialist in Knoxville, TN
January 4, 2011 1 Comment
What does a typical day look like for you? Typical week?
I usually start the day off by working on some paper work in the morning. I will typically start meeting with families around 9 or 10 am and hold around 3 to 4 sessions a day. I am usually back at home by 6 or 7 pm. I conduct most sessions Monday – Thursday and spend Friday finishing up paperwork and wrapping up any remaining sessions.
What do you like best about Knoxville? What are some of your favorite things to do?
I moved to Knoxville for this job and have really come to love this town. The smoky mountains are beautiful and offer a lot of different opportunities for outdoor activities. The downtown area has a lot of unique shops and restaurants that are fun to visit, and there is a lot of great shopping in the surrounding areas. There are always various events going on downtown, making this a really fun town to live in.
What is the Knoxville office culture like?
There is an expectation for high quality work. Each counselor is expected to do their job effectively and provide consistent support to all the families they work with. There is a strong sense of teamwork within the office. Every Family Intervention Specialist is assigned to a team of several Specialists and a supervisor. Team members and supervisors offer consistent support to each of the Specialists. There is always someone to turn to for help and support during challenging times.
What is unique about Youth Villages?
Youth Villages offers training and support to employees that is rarely available through other non-profit organizations. Youth Villages is also a growing organization with a wide array of opportunities for advancement. Youth Villages offers tools to support employees in doing their jobs effectively and efficiently. We implement evidenced-based practices held to high standards, which provides employees with an opportunity to implement interventions that can really make a difference in the lives of our clients.