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Life Skills Worker, Vocational Support Specialist

Company: Ascend Career Services
Location: Marienville
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Ascend Career Services is partnering with Abraxas Youth and Family Services to hire Life Skills Worker, Vocational Support Specialist for their Marienville, PA facility. Abraxas is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. Abraxas is a great place to start or advance your career whatever your level of education may be. If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, Abraxas has a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services!Benefits IncludedPaid holiday, vacation, and sick time (17 days in your 1st year, 26 days in your 2nd year)Health, dental, and vision insuranceLife insurance403B retirement plan with a company match up to 5%And much more!Position also includes a $5,000 signing bonus!Key ResponsibilitiesProvide direct supervision, leadership, and serve as a role model to clients while interacting in a therapeutic and meaningful manner.Observe client behavior and intervene appropriately, as dictated by policy and individual client treatment plan.Implement the daily activity schedule and structure and coordinate client activities, such as Family Night, Structured Recreation, etc.Facilitate and document various psycho-educational groups via standardized curricula.Conduct scheduled and random head counts to provide effective people security.Assist with mentoring and on-the-job training of newer team members.Key QualificationsNo experience required. All necessary training provided.High School Diploma or GEDMust be at least 21 years of age.Must possess a valid driver's license.Must be able to pass required (state and federal) criminal and child abuse background checks.Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.Additional pay information: There are sometimes opportunities for Vocational Training Support Specialists to do more than one 4-hour vocational supervision assignment. Each additional 4-hour block would mean an additional $300 earned per week beyond the wage listed above. Opportunities for additional blocks vary.The base pay is $15.26 per hour for 40 hours per week (equivalent to $31,740 per year, not including any overtime that may be worked), plus $75.00 per hour for vocational training support for an addition 4 hours per week (equivalent to $15,600 per year). Candidates may qualify for a higher base wage if they have previous experience working with youth, have military experience, or have a college degree.

Keywords: Ascend Career Services, Erie , Life Skills Worker, Vocational Support Specialist, Other , Marienville, Pennsylvania

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