Aide

Valley Youth House empowers and strengthens the lives of children, youth and families through inclusive programming that builds resilience and fosters growth and independence.

We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the following position: PT - Aide- ($15hr)


Job Description:

Under the Senior Vice President's, Executive Vice President's and President's authority and the Program Supervisor's supervision, the Mental Health Aide is responsible for contacts with and treatment services to youth and families; contact with line community agency personnel and administrative documentation of services provided. 


CRITICAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. The Mental Health Aide's time will be spent providing direct, in-person services to children and youth within established program timeframes and protocols. 
  2. To successfully engage and maintain youth and families through the treatment process.
  3. To provide effective case management services to clients in office, client homes, schools, and other settings as appropriate within the context of outreach services and according to treatment plans
  4. To identify, link and coordinate all necessary services.
  5. To strengthen the youth and families attachment to local community resources
  6. To complete and submit to the case file all clinical documentation, progress reports, and case recordings in a professional manner within established program timeframes.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  1. To review services on a monthly basis and document the effectiveness of services in the plan and clients' continuing need for services.
  2. To provide regular ongoing case coordination and collateral contact with other community agencies also involved in individual cases. 
  3. To represent the program in treatment conferences with other agencies in a professional manner.
  4. To meet at least one time per 2 week either in person or by phone with his/her assigned supervisor individually or as part of a team.
  5. To follow the policies, procedures, and rules stated in the agency personnel policy handbook and program procedure manual(s).
  6. To immediately report to the supervisor 1) any situation in which a child, family member, or another person is at risk of  harm and/or 2) a death occurs in an open case or a case open at the agency within the last 90 days.
  7. To immediately report to the supervisor any situation in which a client is threatening to sue Valley Youth House.
OTHER DUTIES:
  1. The accurate and timely completion of personnel material (e.g. mileage reimbursement, time sheets, etc.).
  2. To complete other related tasks as appropriate or assigned.
  3. Support agency values and goals.
  4. Timely completion of training in accordance with program standards.


QUALIFICATIONS:

A Mental Health Case Aide shall be a mature person with sound judgment and represent an appropriate role model to youth and families. He or she must be an individual who has never been convicted of any child abuse offenses.  High School completion or a General Equivalency Diploma is necessary. The candidate's race, sex, religion, or state of physical ability shall not be considered when hiring for this position.


This agency is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.   Valley Youth House provides all applicants for employment and all employees with equal opportunity for employment and promotion without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, ancestry, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by state or federal law.  This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all VYH facilities, participation in VYH sponsored activities and all employment actions such as hiring, job assignments, promotions, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.