Parent Support Specialist/Mentor, Part-time, Child & Adolescent Services
Kenneth Young Center
March 5, 2018
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Part Time - Experienced
Case Management/Social Services, Medical & Health, Program Management
4 Year Degree
Part-Time Parent Support Specialist or parent mentors are needed for our Child and Adolescent Services Team. Parent mentors provide one-on-one skills coaching and training for parents of children and adolescents with issues such as anxiety, depression and social skills deficits. Staff work with parents to address the specific needs of their child by coaching, training, and skill building using evidenced based parenting models. Staff work as part of the child’s treatment team and consult with the primary clinician to monitor the child and parent’s progress in treatment.
We offer a competitive salary and flexible scheduling. Compensation is based on education and experience, starting at $16.51 per hour. Parent mentors have an average case load of 4-8 parents and must be able to set their own schedule around the client’s schedules. Parent mentoring offers excellent exposure to working in a growing community mental health center and allows staff to gain valuable experience working with families that have children with mental health challenges.
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or a related Human Services field. Experience working with parents and families or in the mental health field is strongly desired. Familiarity with clinical documentation practices is preferred. Bilingual skills are a plus.
Per Medicaid regulations candidate must be a minimum of 21 years of age with a high school diploma, and have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record. Reliable transportation and automobile insurance are required.
About Kenneth Young Center
Kenneth Young Center is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit, comprehensive provider of mental health and senior citizens' support services. Our mission is to help people "feel good, do better and find solutions" by providing: Counseling for adults, children, families. Assessment, stabilization, linkage for adults/children in psychiatric crisis. Treatment, support, and recovery services for those with serious mental illness. Service coordination and in-home services for frail elderly persons. Volunteer opportunities. We are accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, a nationally respected body with stringent standards of excellence in care. Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions. Our employees enjoy: Competitive pay, exceptional benefits and generous paid time off A friendly and supportive work environment Specialized rewards and recognition programs Training and skill development opportunities Challenging and diverse work assignments Personal development and career experience