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Youth Behavioral Health Specialist I - Full Time

Cornerstones of Care
$17.00 - $21.00 Hourly
flexible benefit account, tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Missouri, Kansas City
8150 Wornall Road (Show on map)
November 17, 2023
Job Details
Job Location
Ozanam Campus - KANSAS CITY, MO
Salary Range
$17.00 - $21.00 Hourly

Position: Youth Behavioral Health Specialist-Overnight

Salary: $17.00 - $21.00 hourly

(Starting salary depends on education, licensure, and years of experience)

Job Type: Full Time Overnight (11pm - 7am)


Oversees clients in daily activities while teaching new skills, ensuring safety, and managing behaviors. Plan activities, reinforce treatment plans and document all client related information.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for direct supervision and safety of all clients.
  • Responsible for proper behavior management of children through the use of behavior management techniques.
  • Build healthy relationships with clients and be a role model of healthy behaviors
  • Have a working knowledge of child's treatment plan and objectives and structures activities to support that plan.
  • Responsible for creatively structuring activities for groups and conducting psycho-educational groups.
  • May be responsible for medication administration and other medical support.
  • Responsible for the reviewing/writing of all required documentation.
  • Responsible for teaching, guiding, and assisting the client in daily life skills as appropriate for age.
  • Provide 24 hour awake supervision.
  • May assist classroom teacher in performing classroom duties.
  • Ability to manage clients courteously and tactfully while on agency property.

Required Skills or Abilities

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills.
  • Ability to form professional relationships with internal and external clients.
  • Required trainings as specified by the agency.
  • Ability to serve as an appropriate role model for clients.
  • Valid driver's license and vehicle insurance and insurable by agency carrier.

Minimum Requirements

Youth Behavioral Health Specialist I

  • Education Level: High school diploma
  • Experience: The preferred candidate will have two years' experience working with children.

Youth Behavioral Health Specialist II

  • Education Level: Bachelor's degree in social services, child development, or criminal justice
  • Experience: The preferred candidate will have two years experience working with children.


  • Ability to perform a range of physical motions including, but not limited to:

  • Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
  • Support and safely lower 150 pounds of weight to the floor
  • Standing, walking, sitting for long periods of time
  • Must be able to get up and down off the floor unassisted
  • Must be able to reach above their heads, bend, kneel, and lift
  • Running for brief periods of time

  • Ability to use senses of sight and hearing to effectively supervise clients
  • Must possess, or be willing to attain CPR, First Aid, and Safe Crisis Management (SCM) Training (with sufficient passing score) within 2 weeks of hire date.

BENEFITS: Cornerstones of Care offers a competitive benefits package, which includes: Paid Holiday, Paid Time Away (unlimited PTO for all benefit-eligible team members), medical/dental/vision; prescriptions; accident and critical illness insurance; pet insurance; short-term disability; long-term disability; term life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D); health savings account (HSA); flexible spending account (FSA); retirement (401K); employee assistance program (EAP); YMCA membership discounts; Tuition Reimbursement Program and Public Service Loan Forgiveness. To view a detailed Summary of Benefits please visit our website at and under the heading "About Us" click on "Join Our Team."


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  • Emotional Intelligence-helping to teach emotional management skills
  • Social Learning-helping to build cognitive skills
  • Open Communication-helping to overcome barriers to healthy communication, learn conflict management
  • Democracy-helping to create civic skills of self-control, self-discipline, and administration of healthy authority
  • Social Responsibility-helping to rebuild social connection skills, establish healthy attachment relationships
  • Growth and Change-helping to work through loss and prepare for the future


Please contact: Cornerstones of Care, Human Resources Department

300 E. 36th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

Phone: (816) 853-1942 Fax: (816) 508-1757

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Cornerstones of Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer