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Youth Integration Specialist

Company: Tri-County Mental Health Services
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY
This position will provide one-on-one interventions in the community with youth receiving mental health services while reporting to a Qualified Mental Health Professional. The staff member will engage youth in activities to increase positive socialization and coping skills.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides one-on-one direct intervention with children/youth.
  • Serves as a positive role model for the child/youth.
  • Provides time-structuring activities.
  • Provides immediate behavioral reinforcements.
  • Collaborates with and supports the family caregivers' efforts to provide a positive environment for the child/youth.
  • Assists the child/youth to engage in, or remain engaged in, appropriate activities.
  • Helps to minimize the child/youth's impulsive behavior.
  • Helps to increase the child/youth's social and community competencies by building or reinforcing those daily living skills that will assist the child/youth in living successfully at home and in the community.
  • Assists in developing the child/youth's ability to sustain self-directed appropriate behavior, internalize a sense of social responsibility, and/or enable participation proactively in community activities.
  • Always ensures the safety of child/youth during the provision of community-based services; remains responsive to the youth's needs.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding child/youth and his/her family.
  • Reports incidences of suspected child abuse in compliance with mandated reporting requirements.
  • Communicates professionally with clients, parents, and guardians and maintains professional boundaries.
  • Attends ongoing clinical supervision and team meetings as required; participates in treatment planning and goal setting.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES)

    Education/Certifications:
    • High School diploma or equivalent
    • CPR/First Aid Certification
    • Valid Driver's license and minimum state required auto insuranceExperience:
      • 1-2 years of similar behavioral health work experience
      • Prior experience driving and transporting youth preferredRequired Knowledge
        • Must be able to recognize signs of child abuse.
        • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions.Skills/Abilities:
          • The ability to engage in prescribed activities from a mental health treatment plan.
          • The ability to provide direct behavioral interventions with children/youth.
          • The ability to perform crisis intervention, respond promptly to client emergency situations, and take effective action to control potentially disruptive incidents by intervention and referral.
          • The ability to observe and accurately describe client behavior and activities.
          • Must maintain accurate records.
          • Must be able to exercise sound independent judgment within established guidelines.
          • Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
          • The ability to work with individuals from a variety of socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.---
            • Excellent Phone skills
            • The ability to use basic business equipment.
            • Preparing clear and concise records and other written material.
            • Documenting in an electronic medical records system.Other Requirements:
              • Ability to work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends.
              • Must have the ability to travel frequently within the Tri-County catchment area. Must have access to a telephone. Must possess a valid driver's license, current automobile insurance and a vehicle for work.

Keywords: Tri-County Mental Health Services, Kansas City , Youth Integration Specialist, Other , Kansas City, Kansas

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