Careers

Kenneth Young Center offers a broad range of exciting employment and internship opportunities. All of our positions contribute directly to our mission of providing  mental health and senior services to help people feel good, do better and find solutions.  Our employees enjoy: 

Job Openings and Internships

Email a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position to careers@kennethyoung.org for consideration. 

Please no phone calls.


Part-Time Drop In Center Recovery Support Specialist

Job Scope: Actively contribute as a Recovery Support Specialist to offer a community based, member driven drop-in center that offers recovery focused support, advocacy, leisure and enrichment activities to persons living with mental illness and disabilities who desire to engage fully in community life. Drop-in staff members provide and coordinate a range of activities aimed at engaging and motivating members living independently in the Northwest Suburbs. The drop-in center will be open at flexible times that meet member identified social, interpersonal, and educational/informational needs that improve their level of community integration, stability, and personal satisfaction. The drop-in staff will also serve as early identifiers of risk or instability in members and be able to intervene and encourage members self-refer or take actions to refer members to more formal clinical services.

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Permanent Supportive Housing Counselor (Community Living Services)

Actively contribute as a clinician providing intensive, recovery oriented behavioral health services to persons living with mental illness and are tenants at Phil Haven.  Adult Recovery Team members provide and coordinate a range of individual and group treatment services that target assessed areas of functional impairment and promote independence through the development and use of natural community supports.  Treatment services are delivered at flexible times that meet consumers’ needs and in settings that offer the best potential for positive outcomes.

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Manager of Behavioral Health Child and Adolescent Services

Provide clinical and administrative leadership and oversight to a team of clinicians providing a full range of individual and family behavioral health services to children, teens and transitioning youth (ages 18-24) in the Schaumburg office. Oversee the Behavioral Support Program and provide administrative and clinical supervision to the Supervisor of Behavioral Support Services. Provide day-to-day operational oversight at the Schaumburg office and direct supervision of support staff. Provide direct clinical service to a small caseload and model effective service delivery to supervisees. Represent the Schaumburg C/A Outpatient Team at a Division level and within the Agency.

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Community Support Team Counselor (Adult Recovery & Housing Division)

Actively contribute as a clinician working on a community based team providing intensive, holistic and recovery oriented behavioral health services to persons living with serious and persistent mental illness who desire to live independently and engage fully in community life. Community Support Team (CST) members provide and coordinate a range of individual treatment services that target assessed areas of functional impairment and promote independence through the development and use of natural community supports. Treatment services are delivered at flexible times that meet consumers’ needs and in settings that offer the best potential for positive outcomes.

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PYD Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAP) Project Associate Bilingual Spanish Preferred

Provision of substance use prevention services (alcohol and non-medical use of prescription drugs) for 8th – 12th graders in accordance with the conditions and terms set forth by the Illinois Department of Human Services’ (IDHS) Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAP).

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Part-Time Grant Writer (Development & Communications)

Working directly with the Director of Development and Communications, the Grant Writer will be responsible for researching, identifying, developing, writing, and reporting on all agency grants from private foundations and corporations.

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PYD Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) Project Lead

Coordinate the provision of substance use prevention for 8th – 12th graders in accordance with the conditions and terms set forth by the Illinois Department of Human Services’ (IDHS) Strategic Prevention Framework – Partnerships for Success (SPF-PFS) grant.

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Part-Time Comprehensive Care Coordinator (Bilingual Korean or Russian Preferred)

The Comprehensive Care Coordinator provides care management that promotes independence and quality of life for older adults. Performs comprehensive assessments, care plan development and implementation, coordinates services, and provides ongoing monitoring of community based services.

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Care Coordination Team Lead (Older Adult Division)

Provide clinical and administrative oversight to a team of care coordinators providing comprehensive assessment and holistic care coordination to community members that promotes independence and quality of life for older adults. Team Lead will be an active team member, carrying a 50% caseload, providing assessment and care coordination and supervising team member assignments and activities.

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Manager of Advocacy & Support (Older Adult Division)

The Manager of Advocacy and Support, working in close collaboration  with the Director of Older Adult Services and the division’s leadership shares responsibility for IDOA, AgeOptions, and other community grant applications, work plans, and program design to implement grant responsibilities and monitor grant compliance, translating those to division programing.  The manager is responsible for the coordination of day-to-day operations of all Title III Programs and staff as well as their supervision.

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Child & Adolescent Therapist (Child & Adolescent Division)

Child & Adolescent Therapists provide behavioral health services in an outpatient community based program serving individuals ages 3-24 years old and their families. Therapists will engage client/ families in treatment planning and motivational enhancement while planning evidence based services to most effectively attain the client’s/ family’s clinical goals. Specific team assignments and duties will be determined based on clinical expertise, experience, interest and credentials.

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MISA Specialist PT & FT Available(Adult Recovery Services)

To offer mental health clients with substance use disorders the potential for a recovery-based lifestyle. Provide center-wide MISA assessment and group recovery services while actively participating as a member of the Adult Recovery Team. Service offerings include substance abuse assessment, Illness education, resources/referrals to appropriate level of SA care and skill building focused on patterns of addictive use and behaviors, relapse prevention, and assisting clients to build and utilize healthy community based support systems. 

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Part-Time Behavioral Support Specialist (Child & Adolescent Division)

MALE MENTORS NEEDED 

Part-Time Behavioral Support Specialist or “Mentor” for our Child and Adolescent Services Team. Mentors provide one-on-one support and skills coaching for children and adolescents with issues, such as anxiety, depression and social skills deficits. Mentors work with clients to develop and strengthen social skills, coping skills and independent living skills through various activities in their community. Mentors work as part of the client’s treatment team and consult with the primary clinician to monitor the client’s progress in treatment.

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Part-Time Nurse Care Manager (Adult Recovery Services)

Nurse Care Manager functions as a primary practitioner, in collaboration with agency psychiatrists and medical secretary, client’s primary care and other specialty health providers, will monitor each members’ physical and psychiatric status and response to treatment utilizing a variety of different nursing services including: basic health screenings, on-going assessment, medication monitoring, and medication training services to assist individuals with mental illness to achieve rehabilitative, resilience and recovery goals.  Provide physical health education and symptom management skills training to adult mentally ill clients receiving Recovery Services.

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