Status: Part Time Hourly FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies, in 29 states plus DC, working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 20,000 youth and families per year. Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.
Summary of the Position: Community Specialist – Master’s Level is responsible for the provision of “face-to-face” clinical behavioral stabilization and support interventions, supportive behavioral counseling, psycho-educational services, and referrals, skills training, advice and counseling services designed to assist children, youth, and/or other families to strengthen and develop the adaptive and coping skills they need to restore or maintain the child or youth’s capacity to function in the community.
In additional, as an employee of Youth Advocate Programs, the Community Specialist will assume the active role in improving his/her department/program outcome and overall organizational performance through participation in company quality improvement activities.
Qualifications/Requirements: Master’s Degree in Psychology, Social Work, or other related discipline with (1) one year of relevant experience in a comparable in-community environment. LCSW or LSW a plus.
Position requires reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance limits of $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury liability.
Benefits Available: Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Vision, UNUM and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and two (2) professional and one (1) personal references to: ATTN: Mary Ann Hamidy at email@example.com
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.