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Clinical Youth Care Specialist

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Location: Wake
Position Type: Full-time
Closing Date: November 30, 2020

Haven House Services Job Description
GRIT Clinical Youth Care Specialist
FLSA Status:
Employment Status:
Reports To:
Director of Programs
Gang Reduction and
Intervention Team (GRIT)
Last Evaluated:
Main Office
Supervisory Responsibilities:
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
• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
Other requirements:
• Valid North Carolina Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record
• Personal vehicle for use in conducting home visits and/or transporting clients in the event agency vehicles
aren’t available
• Proof of current/valid car insurance
• Acceptable background report
• Negative drug screen results
Work environment:
• Evening and weekend hours required as needed
• Culture of care and wellness in the office
• Potential exposure to bloodborne and/or airborne pathogens