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Girls Inc. of the Valley

6 Open Square Way
HOLYOKE, MA 01040
Website:girlsincvalley.org

Company Description:
Girls Inc. empowers, educates, and guides girls forward, helping them navigate the challenges in their lives on the way to becoming strong, smart, self-reliant women. We offer a supportive all-girls environment, trained professionals, committed mentors, and programs that are proven to produce results.
Salary Range:Location:
50,000+ Per Year HOLYOKE, MA
Job Type:Category:
Full TimeHuman Services
Education Level:Work Experience:
Master's Degree
Preference: Required

Preference: Nice to have
Description:

YOUTH AND FAMILY SUPPORT COUNSELOR
SALARY: $50,000-60,000 - Full time/Exempt
ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW:
Girls Inc. of the Valley delivers life-changing programs that inspire girls* to be strong, smart, and bold.
Research-based curricula, delivered by trained professionals, equip youth to achieve academically;
lead healthy and physically active lives; manage money; navigate media messages; and discover an
interest in science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Girls Inc. of the Valley is an
independent affiliate of the national Girls Inc. organization, the nation’s leading expert on issues
affecting girls and young women.
*Please see our website at www.girlsincvalley.org to learn more about our inclusive gender identity
statement.
POSITION DESCRIPTION:
Reporting to the Senior Director of Programs, the Youth and Family Support Counselor will be
responsible for supporting youth members of Girls Inc. and their families through groups and case
work services. This position generally requires the candidate’s physical presence at our office in
Holyoke, MA, with the opportunity for occasional remote work. The Youth and Family Support
Counselor will:
• Build relationships with Girls Inc. program staff, participants, school partners, community
contacts and Girls Inc.’s mental health consultant to implement after-school, site-based
and/or virtual programs in alignment with our mission and in support of youth mental health
• Develop and implement pro-social curricula to address the emerging needs of youth today
• Be a strong group facilitator and have an understanding and appreciation for harm reduction
and trauma-informed principles
• Launch new substance use and mental health support group programming
• Provide short-term individual or family counseling
• Make community resource referrals
• Complete monthly grant reporting and billing
• Conduct client intakes and quarterly assessments

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling, psychology or comparable field
• Passion for the Girls Inc. mission
• An awareness of and commitment to social justice education and promoting diversity, equity
and inclusion within the organization including support for gender equity, reproductive
justice, trans rights and anti-racism
• High level of comfort and skill with computer applications, technology, email, Zoom, Microsoft
Suite, and Google Suite
• Sense of humor and ability to roll with the ever-changing nature of working with youth

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Licensure preferred (LCSW, LICSW, LMHC)
• Experience in harm reduction, peer support, youth development and/or school settings
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) candidates given favorable consideration
• Valid driver’s license, with good driving record, and ability to drive a 15-passenger van

TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Sandra Loya, Director of Business and
Operations, at sloya@girlsincvalley.org. Applications accepted on rolling basis (posting will be taken
down when position is filled)



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