Part-Time Behavioral Support Specialist (Mentor - Child & Adolescent Services)
Kenneth Young Center
September 20, 2018
Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Part Time - Entry Level
Case Management/Social Services, Medical & Health, Program Management
4 Year Degree
BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTS – PART TIME
CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT SERVICES
Part-Time Behavioral Support Specialist or “Mentor” for our Child and Adolescent Services Team. Mentors provide one-on-one support and skills coaching for children and adolescents with issues, such as anxiety, depression and social skills deficits. Mentors work with clients to develop and strengthen social skills, coping skills and independent living skills through various activities in their community. Mentors work as part of the client’s treatment team and consult with the primary clinician to monitor the client’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. Mentors have an average case load of five clients, set their own schedule around the client’s school schedule, and must be available evenings and weekends. Mentoring offers excellent exposure to working in a growing community mental health center, and allows staff to gain valuable experience working with individuals with mental health challenges.
Preferred candidates will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Work, Psychology or related Human Services field. Experience working with children and adolescents, or in the mental health field is strongly desired. Familiarity with clinical documentation practices is preferred. Bilingual 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.
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