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.


CHOICES Program Care Coordinator

Job Scope: Choices Program Care Coordinator provides hospital and community based prescreening services to older adults and persons with disabilities to assure the appropriateness of referrals for skilled nursing facility placement and to provide seniors with information about their choices and options for community based care.   

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Part-Time Care Coordinator - CHOICES PROGRAM

Choices Program Care Coordinator provides hospital and community based prescreening services to older adults and persons with disabilities to assure the appropriateness of referrals for skilled nursing facility placement and to provide seniors with information about their choices and options for community based care.

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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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Permanent Supportive Housing Counselor (Myers Place) - Adult Recovery

Actively contribute as a clinician providing intensive, recovery oriented behavioral health services to persons living with mental illness and are tenants at Myers Place.  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 & Adolescent Services - Schaumburg Township

Join a team of compassionate and innovative behavioral health providers in a leadership role at our Schaumburg 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 Schaumburg office.  Oversee the Behavioral Support Program and provide administrative and clinical supervision to the Supervisor of Behavioral Support Services. Conduct day-to-day operational oversight at the Schaumburg office and direct supervision of support staff. 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 Schaumburg 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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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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Permanent Supportive Housing Counselor (PhilHaven)

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 - 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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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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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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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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