Community Treatment Specialist - Youth Advocate Programs (Altoona)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



Summary of the Position: The primary responsibility of the Community Treatment Specialist is to initiate, organize, plan, develop and implement direct services to assigned clients and their families. The Day Treatment Specialist will be responsible for conducting at least one group a day and the implementation of programs day treatment schedule which focuses on cognitive restructuring and teaches youth how to replace irrational/antisocial thinking with pro-social thoughts. Individual will be working in a site-based day treatment program. Skill trade knowledge is a plus, i.e. carpentry, gardening, maintenance, culinary, electrical, mechanical, etc. Evenings are required.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for group facilitation.
  • Assist clients with continuum of care treatment goals.
  • Design and implementation of individualized program plan, assess the needs of the client and maintain service records, communicate with appropriate individuals regarding the client and prepare written communications including discharge reports.
  • Ensure that each assigned client is receiving an appropriate dosage level of group curriculum.
  • Assist client/families with transportation as needed.
  • Required Qualifications:

    POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Associates degree or bachelors degree preferred. Experience with youth and families involved in the Juvenile Justice System.

    Position requires reliable transportation, valid drivers license, clean driving record, and car insurance limits with a minimum of $100,000 per person and $300,000 per accident bodily injury liability.

    Benefits Available: Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Vision, AFLAC, and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan.

    Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and two (2) professional and one (1) personal reference to: ATTN: ...@yapinc.org

    Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.


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