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Youth Support Specialist

Job ID 170003P0
Description
Youth Support Specialist
Primary Location: NJ-NJSicklerville-23 Pritchard Ln
Function:Direct Support Professional (Care Givers)
Organization:Hastings



Description

New Jersey MENTOR is seeking Youth Support Specialists. The purpose of youth support services is to provide behavioral health counseling, training, and direct support to address the functional/daily or social skills for youth with developmental disabilities, substance abuse history and/or emotional or behavioral challenges.  We have a range of settings in which we provide these services.  As a Youth Support Specialist, or Direct Support Professional, you will inspire hope and empower lives.

 
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Orient youth within 24 hours of program admission.
  • Provide training, assistance and/or supervision to youth in the areas of daily living, personal care, financial management, community and social integration and/or job skills development.
  • Establish a therapeutic relationship with the youth receiving services to ensure effective guidance, direct support and service delivery.
  • Attend monthly treatment plan meeting(s).
  • Provide weekly pre-vocational skills and Lifeskills training.
  • Provide support to youth, to ensure objectives are met in accordance with the Service Plan.
  • Coordinating, organizing and/or assisting with household activities such as light housekeeping and meal preparation may be required.
  • May provide transportation for youth receiving services, planned and/or necessary activities and appointments.
  • Maintain current progress and service notes and any other appropriate documentation in accordance with The MENTOR Network policy, program and New Jersey state statutes.
  • Complete and submit all required documents.
  • Provide supervisor with feedback and data relevant to day-to-day human/social services, Service Plans or administrative policy.
  • Actively attend and participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings as required.
  • Attend training and other meetings as mandated.
  • Maintain confidentiality, respect human rights and practice universal precautions in accordance with The MENTOR Network policy.


Qualifications:

What we require of you:

  • Either:
    • High School Diploma with at least 3 years’ of verifiable experience working with At-Risk Youth; 
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services, Social Services, Criminal Justice or Psychology with 1 year experience.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing
  • Must have verifiable experience providing service to teens ages 10-18 with emotional, medical, and behavioral challenges
  • CPR/First Aid certification is a plus
  • Successful clearance of local and/or state background checks 
  • Successful clearance of 2-3 professional references
  • All hires will be required to attend a two week orientation: Monday through Friday
What we offer you:
  • Full, Part-time, or per diem positions available with a variety of schedules
  • A rewarding work environment with a chance to make a difference in the lives of youth and families on a daily basis
  • Family-oriented environment, casual dress, employee events
  • Competitive pay rates, paid time off, and benefits for 30+ hour work week
  • Paid training; Holiday pay
  • Career development, and advancement opportunities throughout the nation-wide Network
  • A dynamic work environment where no day is ever the same

New Jersey MENTOR is a partner of The MENTOR Network, a national network of local human services providers offering quality, community-based services. With ~30,000 employees serving ~30,000 people in 35 states, you'll have career opportunities from coast to coast. When you join The MENTOR Network, you’ll make a difference every day and help to provide quality of life enhancing services to individuals across the country.


Come join our team of dedicated and caring professionals.  Apply Today!


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