Youth Villages is hiring a
Youth Villages has been a national leader in the adoption and implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health. Our commitment to helping troubled children and their families find success spans 30+ years and includes a comprehensive array of programs and services.
If you are looking for a positive career move where you are meeting the challenges of life and striving to make a positive difference, then Youth Villages is the place for you. We are looking for people with a strong sense of purpose and focus to continually build confidence in yourself and our organization.
A Peer/Community Support Specialist has experience in the mental health system or child-welfare system to provide outreach, support and advocacy to youth and families served
Caseloads will be 4-6 cases per week, averaging 12-20 total hours of face to face contact for the staff per week based on the families’ needs.
Increase collaboration with families and professionals
Participate in collaboration with the therapist and case manager to identify treatment goals for each youth and family
Provide supportive services to families to promote success with families by providing safe environments for their children, while also providing for heir basic needs and overall welfare
Works with families in their homes and communities, linking them with resources and partnering alongside them to teach basic skills needed to care for their child based on their age and needs
Support for the child and his/her family
Schedule is flexible and non-traditional; based around 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
Maintain flexible schedule that is convenient for youth and families, which often results in working nontraditional hours
Must have or be eligible for MS DMH Community Support Specialist Certification
Must have experience in the mental health system or child-welfare system to provide outreach, support and advocacy to youth served
At least six months experience working with intensive in-home services is strongly preferred
Lived Experience within the Child Welfare system will also be considered
Car insurance coverage requirements of 300,000 bodily; 100,000; 50,000 property
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of October 15, 2021, Youth Villages has required the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious exemption, as a condition of employment to help ensure the safety of all employees and youth and families served
Experience growth and development through our continuous training as well as tuition and licensure reimbursement or pursue opportunities to advance both clinically and administratively with Youth Villages.
Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
11 paid holidays
Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement
Youth Villages is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Youth Villages is committed to not only advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace but also in our work with children and young adults. We know that children, families and young people of color can face inequity in child welfare and justice systems, and we train our employees to build the skills they need to work with the communities that we serve, as well as, other employees from different cultures and backgrounds. Youth Villages is opposed to racism in any of its forms and is committed to inclusion, equity, and diversity. We believe that respect for each other is crucial in the work that we do each day.
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