Community Support Specialist

Youth Villages

Youth Villages

Customer Service
Greenwood, MS, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Community Support Specialist

Requisition ID
2024-20904
Job Locations
MS-Greenwood
Program
In-Home Services
Relocation Assistance
No
Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Overview

Company Overview

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.

Responsibilities

Position Overview

  • 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

Additional Information

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

Salary

$46000 - $53000 / year based on education and clinical license

Qualifications

Requirements

Bachelor's degree in a social services field (required)

Must have or be eligible for MS DMH Community Support Specialist Certification (required)
At least six months experience working with at-risk youth, adults or families (strongly preferred)

Additional Benefits

Medical, Dental, Prescription Drug Coverage and Vision
401(k)
2 weeks paid vacation
12 paid sick days per year
11 paid holidays

Paid Parental Leave
Mileage & Cell Phone Reimbursement (when applicable)

Tuition reimbursement and licensure supervision

Growth & development through continuous training

Clinical and administrative advancement opportunities

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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