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Clinical Youth Care Specialist (Gang Reduction and Intervention Team): $40,500 full-time/exempt

Clinical Youth Care Specialist (Gang Reduction and Intervention Team): $40,500 full-time/exempt

Title:  Gang Reduction and Intervention Team (GRIT) Clinical Youth Care SpecialistFLSA Status:  exemptEmployment Status: Full-time
Reports To:  Director of ProgramsDepartment:  Gang Reduction and Intervention Team (GRIT)Last Evaluated: 08/5/2021
Location:  Main OfficeSupervisory Responsibilities:  None
The GRIT Clinical Youth Care Specialist is responsible for the delivery of clinical interventions and support services for the agency’s GRIT program, as well as engaging gang-involved youth in providing support to minimize gang involvement, focus on setting and reaching goals and achieving positive outcomes.  

Specific position duties and responsibilities:
Engage youth that are actively gang involved, partnering with them and their families to ensure that they have access to services and opportunities that will support positive behavioral changes and minimize involvement in gang related activities. 
Engage youth in their natural ecology, conducting visits to their homes and places where they congregate in the community in accordance with program guidelines, to include working a flexible schedule that reflects the scheduling needs of youth and families served
Schedules and completes clinical assessments for youth at times and locations that are convenient for families
Makes recommendations for services in accordance with the presenting needs of youth and with knowledge of recognized best practices
Provide weekly individual and family counseling sessions based on identified needs, utilizing a cognitive behavioral therapy approach and during times and locations that are convenient for families
Keeps accurate documentation of all clinical and supportive tasks, to include meeting all internal and regulatory guidelines related to record management
Facilitate weekly group skill building sessions with referred youth utilizing evidence-based program curriculum
Work with youth in identifying strengths and needs, developing goals and facilitate activities/interventions that will support goal attainment
Assist youth with resolving conflicts with family members, peers and authority figures and assist with the development of interpersonal skills
Provide crisis response through safety planning, responding to incidents where youth have been victimized and working with all involved stakeholders to respond to individual and community safety concerns so as to minimize risk for harm
Serve as an advocate and positive role model for youth in the program, providing reinforcement and recognition for positive behavior in youth that are demonstrating efforts to increase responsible behaviors
Link youth to necessary services and supports, acting as a liaison between youth and all involved service providers and involved stakeholders
Works with program staff in facilitating trainings related to gang youth issues, delivering trainings to identified stakeholders in the community
Complies with all record management requirements
Share in the program’s on-call rotation schedule
Enters/tracks required data and provides support to the Director in data management efforts

General agency duties and responsibilities:
Completes all required training
Participates in agency outreach and fundraising events
Demonstrates a willingness to assist in other agency programs as needed
Acts as a custodian and demonstrates responsible and ethical use of agency property and facilities
Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics
Strives to embody the agency’s Code of Ethics while working towards the agency’s Mission
Learns and demonstrates Agency-wide Competencies including the areas of consumer and community relationships, continuous individual and agency-wide improvement, vision and purpose, respect and teamwork and positive leadership
Learns, develops, and models Positive Youth Development core competencies resulting in capacity to contribute to the mission of Haven House Services and be a resource to our youth and families, other partner organizations, and our community
Other duties as assigned
Minimum qualifications: ·        
Master’s degree in a human service field from an accredited institution
Two years of related experience and/or training with the target population
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of the NC Juvenile Court System, local community resources, and experience with client documentation and file management Strong written and verbal communication skills
Other requirements: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License and satisfactory driving recordPersonal vehicle for use in conducting home visits and/or transporting clients in the event agency vehicles aren’t availableProof of current/valid car insuranceAcceptable background reportNegative drug screen results
Work environment: Evening and weekend hours required as neededCulture of care and wellness in the office Potential exposure to bloodborne and/or airborne pathogens

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