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!
• 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
All candidates who are presented with a conditional offer of employment must satisfy a pre-employment background check, drug, and health screen.
Sycamores is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.
Further, Sycamores is a Fair Chance employer and complies with California Government Code Section 12952, Employment Discrimination: Conviction History.