Youth Specialist (Summer Staff)

Briana Madsen

Website Elizabeth Layton Center, Inc.

Are you looking for a rewarding Summer position with a great company?

The Elizabeth Layton Center is hiring Youth Specialists for our summer groups.

The Elizabeth Layton Center is a growing, private not-for-profit community mental health center serving Franklin and Miami counties in Kansas. ELC provides a variety of outpatient mental health services including individual, family and group therapy; medication management; 24/7 crisis services; and specialized community based/support services for adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and for youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED).

ELC has four locations and has over 150 employees serving over 4,400 clients each year. We are a Drug Free Workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer who understands that employees are our greatest asset.

ELC has several summer Youth Specialist positions available in Ottawa and Paola, KS. Positions range from 20-35 hours per week, depending upon availability and willingness to take on additional service times.

Applicants must have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record. Paid training is provided.

You must be able to attend New Hire Orientation on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 and begin working on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

SUMMARY: As a Youth Specialist, you will provide supervision and supportive services to youth. Youth Specialists, through supervision and direction, will assist the youth in developing skills. The majority of the Youth Specialist’s time will be spent providing individual or psychosocial group services to the youth. The Youth Specialist reports directly to the CBS Team Leader or designee.

Provides one to one psychosocial rehabilitation services for youth
Assists in developing and providing structured psychosocial group activities
Supports personal care goals and overall treatment plan of specific youth
Organizes program activities and functions
Maintains a safe and productive environment during time spent in attendance of consumers
Consults with other mental health staff and works co-jointly as indicated
May provide transportation to and from various program activities (must maintain a good driving record)
Maintains appropriate records for reporting, evaluation, accounting, and clinical purposes
Meets deadlines for daily paperwork and reports
Provides quality documentation

Possesses a high school diploma or graduate equivalency degree
Have a minimum of 40 hours of training in providing equivalent supportive services to youth
Incumbent must pass a security check as required by Medicaid Regulations

Ability to relate and work creatively and energetically with consumers at risk of hospitalization
Relates a positive approach to complex mental health issues
Communicates directly and effectively in a cooperative manner
Flexibility in assigned work hours
Ability to be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences
Ability to safely perform major job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations

Become a valued member of the ELC team today! EOE

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