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Youth Care Specialist

Job Code:  76323
Facility: Foundations for Living
Location: MANSFIELD, OH US Midwest
Region: Midwest
Travel Involved: 0-10%
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: High School or equivalent 
Skills: Health Care -> Behavioral Health
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation
FTE: 1
Position Summary:

Do you have a passion for helping youth and want to make a difference? 

Do you have an interest or an educational background in psychology, social work, counseling, or behavioral healthcare? 

Do you want to work in an unique environment that changes lives? 

If so...Foundations For Living is recruiting Youth Care Specialists and would like to meet you!

Foundations For Living is an 84 bed (14 males and 70 females) secure residential treatment facility for youth addressing mental health and substance abuse issues.  Located on the edge of Mansfield, Ohio, in a 14 rolling, wooded acres rural setting, Foundations For Living has easy access to I-71.  Foundations For Living is licensed by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (ODMHAS) and CARF accredited.  Foundations For Living offers indvidual, group, and family counseling to our residents.  Our mission is to provide an environment of safety where youth feel empowered to heal the wounds of the past and build a foundation of hope for the future.

The Youth Care Specialist provides consistent professional direct care, supervision, and mentoring to our youth during classroom education, groups, recreation activities, hygiene, meals, and sleep. The Youth Care Specialist maintains a safe and therapeutic milieu as well as supports the activities of daily living for our residents by providing structure, redirecting residents, and setting limits on whichever shift assigned.  Occasionally crisis intervention skills may be utilized.

Our Youth Care Specialists actively engage youth in a Trauma-Informed Care and pro-social model designed to provide each resident with the necessary skills for a safe and productive life. Youth Care Specialists serve as positive role models and work as part of a team of educators, clinicians, and nurses to support each youth as he or she works to meet individual goals.


Qualified candidates:

  • must be at least 21 years of age
  • have earned a high school diploma or GED (required); however, an associate's degree or higher in human services, social services, or a related field is preferred
  • have experience in a residential setting is strongly preferred
  • must successfully complete a criminal background screen, including fingerprinting, prior to starting work


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