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Behavioral Health Specialist - Franklin County, OH

  • 09 Jun 2022 3:22 PM
    Message # 12811489

    Who We Are:

    National Youth Advocate Program has been serving communities and clients since 1978 and we continue to grow each year. Our growth allows us to expand and develop new and innovative programs to meet the ever-changing needs of those we serve.  We offer unique and personalized services for families and individuals in four areas: Prevention/Intervention, Positive Youth Development, Out-of-Home-Placement and Reunification/Permanency.


    We know you are compassionate and dedicated to serving your clients and communities and NYAP is dedicated to providing support to those who join our team! We look for individuals that are ready to make a direct impact and are excited to be an instrument in supporting the needs of our children, youth and families.


    Working At NYAP

    • NYAP's commitment to doing what is best for children, youth and their families is a core value and one that we look for in our newest team members.
    • Student Loan Repayment assistance, up to $1,200 per year!
    • 22 Days Off Each Year! Plus 10 Paid Holidays Per Year!
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Competitive salaries and benefits including a 401(k), Summer Hours Off (reduced work schedule), Tuition Assistance, and Work Anniversary Trips!

    Position Overview

    Under the supervision of the Program or Clinical Supervisor or designee, this position works to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the children and families served. This position works closely with children, youth, family, foster or kinship parents, and community partners, providing behavioral stabilization services, advocacy and support toward the ultimate goal of persons served success.  


    • Actively supports, represents, and extends the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
    • Maintains contact with children, youth, families and child serving partners through regular and planned sessions.
    • Provides behavioral stabilization services, psychoeducation, advocacy, and other professional services, meeting or exceeding established outcomes thresholds on behalf of persons served.
    • Performs duties on-call as outlined in on-call description when called upon to respond to after hour emergency situations.
    • Travels daily, to provide community based services to, and on behalf of, youth and families in compliance with organizational, contract, and regulatory requirements.
    • Completes all required documentation in a timely manner.  
    • Completes all required trainings in a timely manner.
    • Regularly reviews and modifies child and youth based plans to ensure consistent progress and success on written plan goals.
    • Participates in the Continuous Quality Improvement activities on a monthly/quarterly basis.
    • Actively participates in the weekly supervision process.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Degree in Social Work or comparable Human Services field from an accredited institution.
    • Minimum of 1 year of work experience working in direct service with children, youth and families required.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, automotive insurance, and a good driving record.
    • A willingness to work flexible and non-traditional hours in the service of children, youth and families served.
    • Capacity to be flexible and responsive to children, youth, families, child-serving partners and internal customers.
    • Capacity to remain objective and professional in all areas of job function.
    • Demonstrates tolerance and respect for the ideas and actions of others.
    • Capacity to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.
    • Consistently exercises discretion and independent judgement.  Readily confers with supervisor in complex or unique situations.
    • Demonstrates strategic and critical thinking resulting in effective time and task management.
    • Demonstrated ability to coach child serving partners, transferring knowledge and information in easily understandable terms.
    • Capacity to interpret and apply organizational policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrated capacity to remain objective yet connected, manages reactivity and self-regulates in response to challenges.

    If this describes YOU, please apply today!


    COVID-19 Considerations:

    We are safely and successfully working out in the community and in-home settings.

    In spirit of caring for one another and our community, NYAP Immunization policy and procedure requires all employees, contractors, interns, and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Except to the extent an individual is eligible for an exemption or the policy and procedure is not applicable by law. The State of IL has a separate mandate, more information click here.  For additional information please contact Human Resources at 614-487-3888.


    Benefits listed are for eligible employees as outlined by our benefit policy.

    Our organization was established in Ohio and is now in 10 states. We continue to expand and develop new and innovative programs for our communities and families.  We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes major medical, dental, vision, 401K, student loan assistance and generous paid time off.  If YOU can envision it; WE can DO it! The possibilities are endless!

    The person in this position needs to follow a team concept and support both agency goals and co-workers. Employees must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, religious, and racial backgrounds.

    Last modified: 09 Jun 2022 3:22 PM | Anonymous member

Questions and comments can be directed to Amy Barcelo, Executive Director at: PO Box 470001 | Broadview Heights, OH 44147 | 216.438.1994

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