Sep 24, 2020

Family & Youth Specialist

  • The University of Kansas Hospital
  • Overland Park, KS, USA

Job Description

Family & Youth Specialist

Department Marillac Shift Multiple Shift Options Requisition ID 2020-25376 Position Location Marillac City OVERLAND PARK Category Allied Health State Kansas

Position Summary/Career Interest

The Family and Youth Specialist oversees clients in daily activities while teaching new skills, ensuring safety, and managing behaviors. Plan activities, reinforce treatment plans and document all client related information.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for direct supervision and safety of all clients.
  • Responsible for proper behavior management of children through the use of behavior management techniques.
  • Have a working knowledge of child's treatment plan and objectives and structures activities to support that plan.
  • Responsible for creatively structuring activities for groups and conducting psycho-educational groups.
  • May be responsible for medication administration and other medical support.
  • Responsible for the reviewing/writing of all required documentation.
  • Responsible for teaching, guiding, and assisting the client in daily life skills as appropriate for age.
  • Provide 24 hour awake supervision.
  • May assist classroom teacher in performing classroom duties.
  • Ability to manage clients courteously and tactfully while on agency property.

*Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.

*Note: These statements are intended to describe the essential functions of the job and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities. Skills and duties may vary dependent upon your department or unit. Other duties may be assigned as required.

Qualifications

Required:

  • High School diploma or equivalent/GED
  • Minimum one year of experience working with clients or 60 college credit hours with six hours in behavioral science
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Knowledge in child development and trauma informed care
  • Knowledge of community resources and services

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service or related field
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Knowledge in child development and trauma informed care
  • Knowledge of community resources and services