June 6, 2016

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Youth Advocate

Transitional Living Program- Youth Advocate

Position Description:   Work with up to 6 male/female clients, ages 16-20, in an 18 month residential program.  Also working with youth in the community that need services.  Assist residents with daily routine including hygiene and self-care issues, planning personal schedules and leisure time, teaching daily living skills and providing transportation when necessary.  Help facilitate resident house meetings.  Participate in weekly meetings with residents conducting their service plans, obtaining their documents, assisting with education plans.  HMIS data entry.  Assist in observing all health, fire and safety regulations as well as assuring all resident medical and safety needs are met.

Hours:  40 hours a week.  Advocate will be required to work evening hours, as well as weekend shifts and some holiday hours.  Schedule is determined by current residents and monthly schedule.  We are open 365 days a year and never close.

Pay:  Salary is compensatory upon education and experience.  Medical and Dental benefits after 90 days.  15 leave days a year after 90 days and 10 Vacation days a year awarded after 6 months. The company also reimburses work related travel mileage and provides a 10% match into employees 403b retirement account.

Training:  Advocate must complete at least 50 hours of paid training required by state licensing as well as additional hours of training required by Family Youth Interventions/Transitional Living Program.

Position Requirements:  Staff must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in working with adolescents, Bachelor’s Degree preferred in a human services field.  Experience in residential programs is preferred.  Individuals must have a negative TB test result and have 3 satisfactory professional reference checks.  Must pass criminal and child abuse/neglect background checks and possess a valid Michigan driver’s license.

Candidates need to be mature, patient and good at working as a member of a team.  Individuals need to be good at multi-tasking, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Please send resume to Nicole Francis via email nlfrancis@familyyouth.com

Intervention Specialist Part-Time

Company: Family Youth Interventions: Basic Center – is a program of Comprehensive Youth Services

Location: 418 Cass Ave., Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Job Title: Intervention Specialist Part-Time

Description: Work with up to 6 male/female clients, ages 12-17, in a 21 day youth crisis shelter. Supervise and assist clients with daily structured schedule and activities. Facilitating group, educational, life skills and recreational activities. Assist clients and families with conflict resolution and crisis management. Answer and assist callers on the 24 crisis line. Perform phone and in-person assessments on prospective clients. Complete daily client behavior and observation documentation as well as all other required documentation. Assist with building upkeep and cleanliness. Opportunities to do community outreach, grant writing and fundraising.

Availability: Part-time Intervention Specialists (IS’s) work 3-4 times a week on average. They can work a maximum of 7 shifts in a 2 week pay period. Shifts include a combinations of 7 am to 3 pm, 3-11 pm, 11 pm to 7 am. All IS’s share in covering weekend shifts and holiday hours. We are open 365 days a year and never close.

Our current need are individuals who can work a combination of some weekday 3-11 pm shifts, Thursday/Friday/Saturday midnights, and Saturday/Sunday shifts.

Wages: $11.00 an hour. When staff works any midnight, Friday PM or weekend shift, they earn a bonus hour of pay for at least 8 hours worked. There is time and a half for holidays.

Requirements: Applicants MUST have 2-3 years of college in a human services field (Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Education, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Family Studies) AND professional experience working with adolescents Individuals must have a negative TB test result and have 3 satisfactory professional reference checks. The applicant must pass criminal and child abuse/neglect background checks. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Interested individuals must be able to multi-task, work well under pressure and be able to deal with crisis situations. MUST be patient.

The pay is low but the position provides excellent experience for those going into social work, psychology, counseling and human services.

To Apply: Email resume to:
Jane Kauffman
Program Manager
418 Cass Avenue
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
jkauffman@familyyouth.com

Transitional Living Specialist

Company: Family Youth Interventions – Transitional Living Program is a program of Comprehensive Youth Services

Location: The Transitional Living Program is located at: 235 Cass Avenue, Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Job Title: Transitional Living Specialist

Availability: Part time (24 hours / week). The program is open and requires staff coverage 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Employees will work a flexible schedule including: Days, Evenings, and Midnights. Employees will share covering weekends and holidays. Schedule is posted one month at a time.

Wages: $11.00/ hour

Requirements: Minimum of a high school diploma with at least one year experience working with youth. Bachelor’s Degree in a human services field is preferred such as: Counseling, Social Work, Psychology, or Mental Health. One year of experience working with youth / adolescents is preferred. Applicants must consent to criminal and Central Registry Clearance (child abuse and neglect) background checks.
Also required is proof of a negative TB test, three references, and a valid driver’s license.

Description: Working with young adults ages 16 – 20 in an 18 month residential program. Assist in the implementation of the Transitional Living Program (TLP) in accordance with licensing standards utilizing the Ansell-Casey Transitional Living Assessment, Curriculum and Guide Book. Maintain the policies and procedures governing the TLP. Assist in the implementation of the TLP including coordination with community agencies and resources. Assist in meeting contract and licensing requirements and completing required paperwork. Assist in observing all health, fire, and safety regulations as well as assuring all resident medical and safety regulations as well as assuring all resident medical and safety needs are met. Assist resident with daily routine including hygiene and self-care issues, planning personal schedules and leisure time, teaching daily living skills and providing transportation when necessary. Help facilitate resident house meetings.

To Apply: Email resume to:
Nicole Francis
Program Manager
235 Cass Avenue
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
nlfrancis@familyyouth.com