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Lee County Youth Development Center

OPELIKA, AL | http://www.lcydc.org
Joined in February 2020

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ABOUT LEE COUNTY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The Lee County Youth Development Center is uniquely set apart - singular in its design of offering a broad continuum of services and care for youth and families. Our agency strives to maintain the highest standards of quality care and innovative practices with expertise in the areas of prevention, intervention and residential care.

We are a not-for-profit, 501 (c3) agency with deep roots in our local community and an impact which reaches statewide. Founded in 1973 by the late Mrs. Jane C. Walker and the late Mrs. Cecil D. Moreman, from the beginning this agency was intent on making an impactful difference in the lives of those who are most vulnerable among us. Our main campus is located in Opelika, Alabama on property donated by the George King family. We also operate off campus programming which includes Project Uplift - housed on the campus of Auburn University - our Transitional Living Home, Therapeutic Foster Care homes and Independent Living apartments.

LCYDC is governed by a Board of Directors who represent a broad spectrum of diverse community interests and specialties. From policies established and endorsed by our Board, the agency's workforce of more than two hundred full, part-time and contracted employees set about establishing meaningful programming which meets the evolving needs of those we serve.

For more than forty years LCYDC has been entrusted with the privilege of improving the human condition one child...one family... and one situation at a time.

LIFE SPECIALIST DESCRIPTION

Under general supervision, provides clinically sound, trauma-informed and multisystemic care and services for children who have been placed in Journeys - Intensive Residential Treatment Facility (IRTF) – Psych Under 21 care. Ongoing physical engagement and line-of-sight supervision of clients served is vital and primary job function. Services for children/youth/family requires a variety of intensive, methodical, planned therapeutic interventions including assistance with independent living and self-care skills. Assists with basic living/personal care; plans, organizes and conducts daily intensive treatment activities and administers required support and intervention, interacting with residents individually and in structured groups; helps develop and follows prescribed treatment plans; provides for basic security; maintains necessary records and communications between shifts; assists in maintaining residential facilities; interacts with families, teachers, nurses and social service professionals. Conducts provision of services in compliance with the DHR contract and RFP core requirements; DHR licensing mandates; Psych under 21 policies; COA service standards; SOP manual regulations; Medicaid requirements and ADAP and LCYDC policies and procedures. Performs other related duties as assigned.

SHIFTS AVAILABLE:

7AM - 3PM

3PM - 11PM

11PM - 7AM

ROTATING WEEKENDS

  • Education and/or Previous Experience: HS + 2 YEARS RELATED EXPERIENCE
  • Preference given to AA and bachelor’s degrees and/or Education plus experience
  • Experience in Behavioral Health Care with youth preferred
  • Licensing requires staff to be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to obtain fingerprint clearance card
  • Valid AL Driver license.
  • Excellent Health Benefits
  • 401K Matching Contribution Benefits
  • Meals Paid for During Shift
  • Pay based on experience, education, or shift

BACKGROUND CHECK

ALL EMPLOYEES MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN A LEVEL 1 FINGERPRINT CLEARANCE CARD THROUGH THE ALABAMA bureau OF INVESTIGATIONS (ABI), WHICH INVOLVES A STATE AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.

*Candidates must complete 10 courses of required training within the first 90 days of hire.

BENEFITS

We have a great benefit package including:

  • Medical Insurance - partial company paid
  • Dental insurance- partial company paid
  • Retirement plan with company match
  • Vacation & Sick Time
  • Paid holidays
  • Free training courses
  • Additional voluntary benefits available: vision care; short-term disability; life insurance

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $11.50 to $15.00 /hour

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Flexible Schedule

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
  • Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
  • Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
  • Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
  • Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment

This Job Is:

A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply

  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

ABOUT LEE COUNTY YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The Lee County Youth Development Center is uniquely set apart - singular in its design of offering a broad continuum of services and care for youth and families. Our agency strives to maintain the…

Issue Areas Include

  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Crime & Safety
  • Disability
  • Education

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