Relief Youth Support Worker (F)

Is there anything more rewarding than helping a child? If you are a driven individual, motivated to make a positive impact on children, then CSO has the perfect position for you! Our All Stars Therapeutic Day and After-school Programs provides a range of psych-educational and recreational groups for youth ages 6 - 18 years old. As a support worker, you will work with 6 - 8 children in direct care activities and communicate with care-givers and other behavioral health providers. Our goal is to strengthen child resiliency and aid in the development of skills in emotion regulation, social skills, social engagement and more. Being a support worker involves leading activities with children and sometimes their families, and participating in the planning of these groups and activities. This position is ideal for creative professionals who enjoy helping children. It is impactful, rewarding, and fun! If you are compassionate, empathetic and insightful, then our children are looking for you. Join our team at CSO, and start making a difference today. 

(This is a relief position, per-diem. Typically, hours will range from 4-8/day.)

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in a behavioral health discipline or related field. Demonstrated experience working with children, adolescents and families, including experience navigating children's systems and supports within the community. Knowledge of and training in child development and children's mental health experience. Good listening skills; ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight, and ability to foster self-sufficiency in families using problem-solving and practical skills; familiarity with support groups or parent education groups. Experience as parent/caregiver of a youth with special needs, and preferably a youth with mental health needs is helpful, with a willingness to share this experience/journey with child serving systems. Excellent oral and written communication skills and computer proficiency required including ability to work with email, electronic health record and word processing software. Must be able to work flexible schedule which may include evening and weekend work, as required by client needs. Valid driver's license and reliable transportation required.

Benefits

We provide our employees with competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including full coverage health and dental insurance and ample paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holidays). Additionally, we offer a retirement savings plan and an employee referral bonus program. CSO provides their staff with regular in-house training and professional development opportunities with free CEUs. Our voluntary supplemental insurances include short and long-term disability, cancer, accident and life. We also offer a premier employee assistance program (EAP) and personal cell phone plan discounts. Training provided in evidence based children's models.

Our Agency

Clinical & Support Options, Inc. is a behavioral health organization serving individuals and families across Western Massachusetts. From its early days as a child guidance clinic, Clinical & Support Options has expanded into a full service behavioral health agency, committed internally to excellence while we collaborate externally with community partners to participate in a comprehensive system of assistance and resources for the residents of our communities. We employ over 650 multi-disciplinary staff, helping thousands of families during the past 50 years. We have community based office locations throughout Western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Northampton, Greenfield, Orange, Athol, Gardner and Pittsfield.

Our core competencies lend themselves to the development of a "one-stop" model of comprehensive, holistic services to individuals and families with multiple and complex issues.

Our expertise, in a nutshell, is to support people in their progress towards self-sufficiency, no matter what challenges they face on that journey.