Position Overview: To carry out therapeutic, nurturing, structured and positive programming with emotionally, psychiatrically and/or behaviorally challenged youth. The Youth Care Specialist shall use learned skills, professional knowledge and inter-personal skills to bring about positive changes. Employee will be an integral member of an inter-disciplinary Team. The Youth Care Specialist is expected to attend Team Meetings, annual trainings, participate in supervision and carry themselves as role models and highly professional. The Youth Care Specialist shows dedication and willingness to work alongside the Integrated Treatment Model (ITM), supporting and carrying out the functions of the model to best serve the population. The Specialist is expected to have a nonjudgmental approach that focuses on skill building and basic principles of behavior (reinforcement, extinction, blocking and shaping). The Specialist is required to function as part of a team, committing to modeling pro social behavior and building positive relationships with all residents.
- High school diploma or GED, required.
- Possession of a valid Driver's License
- Experience working with school aged youth in schools, residential treatment or related settings a plus.
- Paid experience working directly with youth, a plus
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