We’re Hiring in Cincinnati | Independent Living Specialist

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We’re looking for a full time Independent Living Specialist to work with youth in Cincinnati and surrounding areas. This program works with youth (ages 17-21) aging out of the foster care system by providing life skills training and preparation for independence. CHOICES creates opportunities that make a difference for youth and families. CHOICES offers CEU’s to maintain licensure, flexible scheduling, and an excellent benefit package.

Applicants should have a Bachelors degree in a social service field or actively working towards a degree in social work. Applicants with 4 years of experience working with at-risk youth will also be considered.

In addition to knowledge and/or experience in crisis intervention, child adolescent development, and community services. Also have the ability to lift 50 pounds and drive a moving truck/van.

Job duties include the following:

  • To develop and implement a multi-disciplinary Service Plan for each youth with the assistance of the Treatment Team members which will be reviewed and signed by an LSW.
  • Assist in securing specialized services and implementation of such services.
  • To assist youth in building life skills by facilitation life skills group and individual counseling on employment, vocational, housing, and educational services.
  • Interact and act as a liaison between the school, placing agency, and other involved agencies, with regards to appropriate services. To coordinate treatment team meetings.
  • Involve support or biological family members in as many decisions as possible about independent living goals to assist the youth when emancipated.
  • Provide weekly face to face contact as well as phone contact with youth.
  • Develop an Initial Assessment of Needs and Services at the time of placement.
  • Review the progress of each youth by monthly written progress report which will be reviewed and signed by an LSW.
  • Assist LSW in placement and referral decisions.
  • Develop and participate in scheduled recreational and/or cultural activities for youth.
  • Assist in providing and arranging transportation for youth.
  • Abide by all state rules/requirements.
  • Assume any specific duties assigned at the discretion of administration.

To apply please send your resume to Robert Bruce at rbruce@choicesfostercare.com.  Mail to 1785 Big Hill Rd, Dayton, OH 45439 or fax to (937) 264-0095. CHOICES is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

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