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 after school program provides a range of psycho-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! Join our team at All Stars and start making a difference today. 

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

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Associate's or 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 child development and children's mental health experience. 
  • Ability to establish trusting relationships through compassion, empathy and insight including the 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.

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.