Youth Specialist I
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Post Date: Nov 08, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - California - Altadena
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The role of the Youth Specialist is to provide care, supervision, guidance, support and behavioral interventions to male youth ages 12-18 who are receiving mental health treatment in a short-term residential facility. These youth have been removed from the care of their families who are not able to care for them. Many of these youth have a history of trauma, neglect and abandonment and they will benefit from strong, caring people to help move them forward in life!

Join our team at Sycamores if you have a passion working with children/teens & families, LOVE a 4-day workweek, LOVE having FUN at work alongside an AMAZING team of mission driven professionals, LOVE eating for free at work and can work with a trauma informed framework!

•        Must be at least 21 years of age
•        High school diploma or AA degree with one year of direct care experience required; two years of direct care experience preferred, OR Bachelor’s degree plus one year of direct care experience preferred.
•        Maintains all required licenses and certifications.
•        Valid California Driver License and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.

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•For Residential staff only, the ability to physically manage and/or de-escalate consumers/residents. This includes the physical ability to restrain consumers in conformity with Pro-ACT training.
•Ability to practice physical intervention for safety of consumers according to training and policy.
•Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
•Frequent driving in the community with consumers.
•Frequent/continuous intermittent standing/walking, occasional/intermittent sitting.
•Continuous use of bilateral upper extremities in fine motor activities requiring fingering, grasping, and forward reaching between waist and chest level.
•Reaching at or above shoulder level may be necessary.
•Bending, squatting, kneeling, pushing/pulling, twisting, and climbing.
•Occasional/intermittent lifting and carrying objects/equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.
•Continuous use of near vision, hearing and verbal communication skills in handling telephone calls, interacting with customers and co-workers and performing job duties.
•Requires physical presence in the office during shift

Due to the direct contact, we have with vulnerable populations, services we perform in the community, relevant CDPH orders, and CDC guidance, Sycamores mandates COVID-19 vaccinations. Accordingly, employees are required to have a COVID- 19 vaccine & booster shot if booster eligible which is authorized for emergency use by the US FDA or the World Health Organization by the first day of work OR obtain a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or sincerely held religious belief.

All offers of employment are conditioned on satisfying one of above. No inquiries of vaccination status will be made until after a conditional offer of employment has been extended. Sycamores prohibits discrimination on the basis of a protected characteristic, including disability, perceived disability, or religion. Sycamores will not retaliate against any employee or candidate for requesting a reasonable accommodation pursuant to this policy.

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