Annie Malone Children & Family Services
  • 17-Jan-2023 to 05-Mar-2023 (CST)
  • Crisis
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 15
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Life insurance, 403 (b) Retirement

Annie Malone Children and Family Services has an exciting opportunity for a Youth Specialist and offering COMPETITIVE PAY starting at $15/hr

Monday - Friday 3pm - 11pm

Annie Malone Children and Family Services strives to improve the quality of life for children, families, older adults, and the community by providing social services, educational programs and advocacy.

About Us:

Crisis - The Crisis Program provides a safe 24-hour environment for children birth to 17 with intervention measures to immediately alleviate crisis by providing emergency shelter, food, clothing, educational needs, conflict resolution, emergency medical attention, and counseling services to prevent child abuse and neglect. The program is designed to aid parents and/or referral sources in reducing parental stress, improve family communication skills and prevent future crisis.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise clients at all times to ensure basic needs are being met
  • Assist clients through completion of daily responsibilities, activities and living skills
  • Model positive behavior and effective problem solving techniques
  • Responsible for keeping the milieu safe, clean and orderly
  • Follow individualized treatment plans to support and improve treatment outcomes
  • Trained in Safe Crisis Management (SCM)
  • Utilize case management software to complete incident reports, case notes, and other essential documentation related to clients
  • Ensure that all documentation is complete prior shift-end to include after-hours intake and discharge procedures for clients
  • Attend all staff meetings to develop strategies that correct problem areas designed to meet the needs of individual clients
  • Maintains client files according to standards and as required by policy and procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality and HIPAA standards for all assigned clients and families
  • Completes all required training, including any training hours required by professional licensure board
  • When needed, transport children to/from placements, appointments, activities and/or visits in Annie Malone vans
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • HS diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor degree in counseling, psychology, criminal justice or related field preferred
  • Two (2) years of any combination of training and experience in dealing with disturbed, disabled or behavior disorder related clients.
  • Basic computer competency to complete electronic documentation
  • Must possess a Valid Driver's License required
  • Must have current automobile insurance for transporting clients
  • Willingness to obtain a Class E Driver's License within 30 days of hire required
  • Ability and willingness to work weekdays and weekends required
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

Competency-Based Qualification:

Ability to evaluate and work effectively with youth with emotional and behavioral problems
Have patience and understanding with children; develop a sensitivity to the emotional needs of children
Ability to understand and implement a treatment/behavioral plan for disturbed, disabled or behavior disorder related youth.

Only complete applications will be considered for employment. Applications can be completed at

Annie Malone Children and Family Service Center provides equal employment and social service opportunity to all regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, ability, gender, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.

No phone calls, please.


The Youth Specialist will do the majority part of his/her work sitting standing, walking for extended periods of time as well as operating a computer. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate effectively. The physical requirements of this job includes: sitting standing, walking; lifting up to 100 lbs, pulling and/or pushing on occasion. The Youth Specialist must also be able to perform all Safe Crisis Management (SCM) certified physical intervention techniques to provide crisis intervention and for annual certification. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the Youth Specialist will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.

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