Youth Care Worker AKA Mental Health Specialist - Lake Villa
February 26, 2018
Lake Villa, Illinois
Full Time - Entry Level
Case Management/Social Services, Education/Teaching/Training, Medical & Health
4 Year Degree
Come Make A Difference!
Are you interested in a career where you can have a meaningful contribution to the community and be a part of a team? Allendale Association is looking for people like you. For over 120 years, our mission has been dedicated to helping children and families overcome the overwhelming impact of severe emotional and behavior issues and trauma through services and programs that create opportunities for children to learn, grow and heal. Allendale Association, a Child Welfare, Mental Health and Special Education facility in Lake Villa IL, is seeking a full time rotating 2nd shift Youth Care Worker aka Mental Health Specialist to work actively within the unit/cottage to implement individual and group programs through the care, supervision, monitoring and direction of the residents encompassing activities related to residents’ health, education and welfare as well as care for the physical environment and maintain appropriate records.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an education assistance program within an environment that promotes professional growth. . Please visit www.allendale4kids.org to download our application and email or send with a copy of your resume to:
Attn: HR Dept.
P.O. Box 1088
Lake Villa, IL 60046
FAX: (847) 356-0290
Provides general direction and supervision to residents within the unit/cottage, including one-on-one attention to assigned residents, in accordance with the individual unit/cottage programs. This includes ability to physically restrain acting out residents per safety and behavior management standards.
Participates with residents in cottage recreational activities, as well as other planned recreational programs.
Directly supervise residents in performance of daily chores and personal hygiene practices; administering medications and following medical procedures for residents as directed by the Health Services Manager.
Works collegially with recreation staff, school staff and others within the treatment team to ensure quality of care for unit/cottage residents
Participates in unit/cottage team meetings; attends appropriate staffings and other meetings related to residents, as needed.
Documents shift activities and maintains appropriate records including all data needed for medicaid billing. Completes appropriate forms and paperwork. Maintains and updates hard copy and/or computerized files/records.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Why work for Allendale?
Our staff get the chance to:
Have a huge impact on the youth, to inspire and coach them
Receive outstanding trauma-informed training
Be a part of a strong and clinically-minded team
Challenge themselves daily
Enjoy great benefits
Working at Allendale can lead to:
Growing within the agency – the majority of our supervisors, directors and VP’s grew from within Allendale!
Gaining in-depth experience in the field and learn skills that will contribute to any other job
Allendale Association is a private, not-for-profit social service agency serving children and adolescents with moderate to profound emotional and behavioral disabilities. These youth and their families receive care and treatment through Allendale's residential treatment programs, day treatment special education schools or from our community based clinical programs and services. Allendale's community based programs include an outpatient counseling center, foster care licensing, training and support, independent living/transition support and mentoring services. The institution has proudly served troubled adolescents since its founding in 1897 by Edward "Cap" Bradley, a young Princeton graduate interested in the plight of urban youth and the poor conditions under which they lived.View a video about Allendale here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-sh1_k0VjQ