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Youth Interventionist

Company: Oak Park Township
Location: Oak Park
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The Youth Interventionist builds collaborations between systems and agencies, meets with youth individually and groups and provides community outreach in Oak Park and River Forest Communities. The interventionist assists youth and families, and implement programming geared toward youth in the Oak Park and River Forest Communities. This is an ideal position for recent grads! Please submit your cover letter and resume to email given.Job Functions:Ability to show knowledge or ability to gain knowledge in the following areas: Gangs, school attendance/refusal issues, anxiety and depression, substance abuse, trauma, aggression, and behavioral problems, and other mental health concerns.Carries a caseload of 20 individuals for counseling and interventions. Performs crisis intervention, making social diagnostic assessments, and assists in developing a comprehensive treatment plan for clients.Run groups during school year that focus on current events, trends, and needs.Collaborates closely with families, school personnel, mental health professionals, and other agencies associated with client. See clients in the office, their homes, school, and other areas outside of the office. Transport youth, if necessary.Help provide wraparound services by encourage and referring youth, families, parents/ guardians to other community services and activities.Knowledge of the DSM 5 and ability to diagnosis is a plus.Able to maintain and complete documentation related to job duties in a timely manner. Must have good time management skills.Initiate and maintain in contact (via phone, email, or in person) with youth, parents/ guardians, families, mentors, therapist, police, and other community agencies involved in youth's case.Maintain relationships and partnerships with current agencies and organizations that serve youth in the Oak Park and River Forest CommunitiesIn the summer, carry a small park caseload (around 7) to visit weekly looking for gang graffiti, drug paraphernalia, litter, and other suspicious acts to help keep parks safe.Assists agencies in developing long term community based strategic plans to help with village wide prevention efforts regarding youth; including implementing goals/strategies.Keeps Supervisor informed regarding community issues and sensitive topics.Participate in weekly supervision with Interventionist Supervisor and participate in weekly Youth Services Team Meetings.Performs other duties as assigned.Supervision for MSWs available.Minimal Qualifications:Master's in social work, counseling, psychology.Experience Working with youth and families (preferred).Other professional licenses (CADC preferred)Education - Master's (Required)Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of: Social Work, counseling, psychologyCriminal Justice and approaches used by law enforcement in local, state, and federal environments; juvenile law and court systemsEthical standards and codes of conduct in dealing with clients and publicCrisis Intervention TechniquesConflict ResolutionSkill In:Time management and prioritizing workVerbal and written communication and organizationFacilitation and group leadershipMediation and collaboration buildingAbility To:Maintain relationships with community organizations and administratorsFacilitate presentations and trainings for youth, parents, community associations, and other public groups.Remain calm in stressful and crisis situationsPhysical Abilities:Sit, keyboard, read, write, add, hear and speak for extended periodsDrive automobile to meet with clients in their homes or other locations, and meetings with other agencies, committees and councils, etc.Lift up to 10 pounds on occasion.Job Type: Full-timePay: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00 per yearBenefits:401(k)Dental insuranceFlexible spending accountHealth insurancePaid time offParental leaveProfessional development assistanceRetirement planVision insuranceSchedule:8 hour shiftMonday to FridayCOVID-19 considerations:All employees are required to be vaccinated. All employees and general public are required to wear masks inside of government buildings in Oak Park. PPE available for all employees.Education:Master's (Required)Experience:working with youth: 1 year (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Oak Park Township, Oak Park , Youth Interventionist, Other , Oak Park, Illinois

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