Youth Attendant Care
Elizabeth Layton Center - Paola, KS

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The Elizabeth Layton Center is a growing, private not-for-profit community mental health center serving Franklin and Miami counties in Kansas. ELC provides a variety of outpatient mental health services including individual, family and group therapy; medication management; 24/7 crisis services; and, specialized community based/support services for adults with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and for youth with a Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED). ELC has four locations and has over 150 employees serving over 4,100 clients each year. ELC provides competitive wages and has a comprehensive benefit package.

Elizabeth Layton Center has a part-time position available for a Youth Attendant Care Provider, in Miami County, to co-lead groups and work individually with youth challenged with serious emotional disturbance. Hours: Evenings & Weekends. Providing transportation is a job requirement, candidates must be at least age 23 to comply with insurance guidelines. Applicants must have a valid driver's license with good driving record. Paid training is provided. Open until filled. EOE.

SUMMARY

The incumbent will provide supervision and supportive services to youth. The incumbent, through supervision and direction, will assist the youth in developing skills. The majority of the Youth Specialist’s time will be spent providing individual or psychosocial group services to the youth. The position reports directly to the CBS Team Leader or designee.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides one to one psychosocial rehabilitation services for youth
  • Assists in developing and providing structured psychosocial group activities
  • Supports personal care goals and overall treatment plan of specific youth
  • Organizes program activities and functions
  • Maintains a safe and productive environment during time spent in attendance of consumers
  • Consults with other mental health staff and works co-jointly as indicated
  • May provide transportation to and from various program activities (must maintain a good driving record)
  • Maintains appropriate records for reporting, evaluation, accounting, and clinical purposes
  • Meets deadlines for daily paperwork and reports
  • Provides quality documentation
  • Completes other duties as deemed appropriate by immediate supervisor
  • Complies with ELC policies and procedures

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Possesses a high school diploma or graduate equivalency degree
  • Have a minimum of 40 hours of training in providing equivalent supportive services to youth
  • Incumbent must pass a security check as required by Medicaid Regulations

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS

  • Ability to relate and work creatively and energetically with consumers at risk of hospitalization
  • Relates a positive approach to complex mental health issues
  • Communicates directly and effectively in a cooperative manner
  • Flexibility in assigned work hours
  • Ability to be sensitive to cultural and ethnic differences
  • Ability to safely perform major job responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations

SALARY INFORMATION

$9.57 - $14.58 Per hour, based on experience


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