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Youth Support Specialist **New Wages**

Company: Bethesda Lutheran Services
Location: Meadville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

JOB DESCRIPTION****THIS IS FOR A SECOND SHIFT POSITION****Job Title: Youth Support Specialist Classification: Full TimeFLSA Status: Non-Exempt Salary Grade: Department: All Units/ Group Homes Division: ResidentialImmediate Supervisor: Unit or Group Home SupervisorJob SummaryCounsel and behavior manage socially and emotionally troubled adolescents in a residential therapeutic treatment setting.Essential Functions1. Conduct individual counseling sessions with residents.2. Conduct groups (educational, therapeutic/recreational) with residents in care.3. Maintain safety by using behavior management techniques according to policy.4. Document resident's day to day routines and behaviors in progress notes.5. Manage resident's medication according to residential policy and procedure.6. Assist with reports, treatment plans and discharge summaries.7. Attend treatment reviews and team meetings on residents.8. One-on-one supervision with immediate supervisor biweekly.9. Coordinate unit day to day routines for residents and follow clinical schedule.10. Act as a positive role model to youth in care by maintaining a professional demeanor and ethical behavior at all times.11. Provide verbal and/or written documentation at court hearings.12. Maintain annual in-service training hours as required by personnel policy.13. Assure Client/Staff ratio is maintained.Additional Responsibilities1. Occasional travel and transportation of residents as needed.2. Supervise and participate in recreational/extracurricular activities.3. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities1. Excellent verbal and writing skills.2. Possess physical dexterity to perform safe physical interventions.3. Knowledgeable of policy and procedures of the agency.4. Emotional stability to perform job duties in stressful situation.Required Education, Experience and Clearances1. Bachelor's degree in human services or related field is preferred.2. Must be at least 21 years old.3. High school diploma/GED is required.4. Must possess valid PA driver license/PA driver clearances.5. Act 33/34 clearances and FBI clearance. Successful applicants must have clearances in hand before they can start at Bethesda.6. Experience working with troubled youth in treatment setting a plus.HIPPA Minimum Necessary1. All information pertaining to their specific clients.Job Types: Full-time, Part-timePay: $15.00 - $17.00 per hourBenefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insuranceSchedule:
    • Holidays
    • Monday to Friday
    • Night shift
    • Weekend availabilityEducation:
      • High school or equivalent (Required)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Bethesda Lutheran Services, Erie , Youth Support Specialist **New Wages**, Other , Meadville, Pennsylvania

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