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Life Set Specialist 


Summary of Position:

The partnership with Youth Villages offers a unique opportunity to become immersed in an evidence-informed program model to serve young people 17-22. The Specialist is responsible for providing services to address the needs of young people who are transitioning out of care and need individualized skill development and support to transition successfully into adulthood, specifically obtaining and maintaining safe and suitable housing, continuing their education, learning independent living skills, obtaining and maintaining employment, building a support system, and remaining free from legal involvement.

Jobs are always changing to some degree and the existence of the approved job description is not intended to limit normal change and growth.

Agency reserves the right to change Employee's department and/or assignments based on needs and funding.

Job Description/Responsibility:

  • The Specialist provides individual services to 8-10 young adults in the home and community setting to assist the young adult with transition to adulthood.
  • Meeting a minimum of one time per week face to face with the young person and providing additional support via phone, text or in person as needed.
  • When indicated, a Specialist may see a young person daily to ensure safety and stability.
  • The small caseload allows the Specialist to be more intensive and intential in the work with young people.
  • Directly responsible for all interventions associated with a specific young adult and any additional resources or supports.
  • This includes case management and collaboration with external key stakeholders and referral sources, such as probation, child welfare workers, therapists etc.
  • Young people in the program are able to identify the goals they want to work on. In this role, you will be supporting a young person in what they want to achieve. This builds both engagement with the young people and gives Specialists a sense of achievement as those they are helping attain their personal goals.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of the young person's needs from a strength focused, solution-based perspective and develops service plans on a monthly basis.
  • Documents all service contacts with the young adult within the timelines required by the organization.
  • The Specialist is expected to attend all meetings related to the young adult with the purpose of gathering information specific to intervention development and advocating in the best interest of the young adult's permanency and long term stability.
  • The young adults have access to 24/7 on call. The Specialist will be included in an on call rotation and is expected to respond in person at any time when it is determined to be necessary by the Supervisor, LifeSet Model Expert and Program Director. The non-traditional schedule provides flexibility.
  • The Specialist will receive weekly individual development and will participate in weekly clinical supervision and consultation. The consultation will be lead by a licensed professional who is an expert in the LifeSet model.
  • In preparation for the weekly supervision and consultation, the Specialist will have access to an online portal that contains evidence-based and best practices to inform case conceptualization and service planning. The tools and support provided allow specialists to pivot easily in the field and gives them the resources to directly impact young people without having to refer out for most necessary interventions. The support will encourage the Specialist to grow professional and clinical skills.
  • Attend and actively participate in trainings and individual and team supervision and development and to follow up and/or implement feedback and recommendations received from the Supervisor, Program Director and LifeSet Model Expert.
  • The Specialist is expected to adhere to all ethical and legal guidelines, including confidentiality and mandated reporting.
  • Specialists are a part of a national network across multiple public and private organizations all striving to enhance the standard of care for older youth
  • Work will be in Bergen, Passaic, Hudson, Morris and Essex county.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Location Main Site  
About the Organization CarePlus New Jersey is a northern New Jersey provider of recovery-focused mental health, substance abuse, and family services that address the unique needs of individuals with a holistic approach to recovery and overall wellness.

Operating out of over 23 sites - including three outpatient centers located in Paramus, Fair Lawn, and Montclair, ten residential facilities, offices at three local hospitals, and seven community offices - our services are convenient to clients located throughout Northern New Jersey. We also provide educational programs on mental health-related topics to area schools and community groups.

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EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State laws.  
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