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.


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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Comprehensive Care Coordinator - Older Adult Services

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 Comprehensive Care Coordinator

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.


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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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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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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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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