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. 

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Adult Behavioral Support Specialist (Part-Time)

Provide in-home and community-based skill building focused on activities of daily living, home maintenance, and interpersonal skills with adults diagnosed with mental illness consistent with the individual service plan. These services may be on a planned, regular basis and will have a start and end date.

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Part-time Parent Support Specialist/Mentor, Child & Adolescent Services

Part-Time Parent Support Specialist or parent mentors are needed for our Child and Adolescent Services Team. Parent mentors provide one-on-one skills coaching and training for parents of children and adolescents with issues such as anxiety, depression and social skills deficits. Staff work with parents to address the specific needs of their child by coaching, training, and skill building using evidenced based parenting models. Staff work as part of the child’s treatment team and consult with the primary clinician to monitor the child and parent’s progress in treatment.

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Older Adult Program Assistant

The Program Assistant is responsible for providing support services to the Supervisor of Grants and Compliance.  Support services such as with the maintenance of all Older Adult records and support services the CHOICES Program Care Coordinators, maintaining accurate pre-screen documents and request records, CHOICES program billing and processing external screen requests.  

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Part-time Behavioral Support Specialist - Child & Adolescent Division

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 Drop In Center Recovery Support Specialist

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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Manager of Behavioral Health Child and Adolescent Services - Elk Grove Village

Join a team of compassionate and innovative behavioral health providers in a leadership role at our Elk Grove Office. Manage the clinical and administrative leadership of a team of clinicians delivering a full range of individual and family behavioral health services to children, teens, and young adults (ages 3-24) in the Elk Grove office.  Oversee the Child and Adolescent intake process and medical case management services.  Contribute to the development of programs and services that specifically respond to the mental health needs of children, teens and young adults.   Ensure agency performance expectations are met and that the team is interfacing with other teams efficiently.   Provide direct clinical service to a small caseload of clients, modeling effective service delivery to the Schaumburg team.  Represent the Elk Grove C/A Outpatient Team at a Division level and within the Agency.  Must have a Master’s Degree, hold and Illinois license as an LCPC/LCSW, have 5 years of experience treating children and families and two years of clinical and administrative supervision of a team.  

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Bilingual Child & Adolescent Therapist (Spanish)

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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Child & Adolescent Therapist

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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