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Hours Full-time, Part-time
Location Kankakee, Illinois

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Job Description

Job Description

Aunt Martha’s Health and Wellness boldly commits to supporting the well-being of our communities, ensuring equity in access and delivering exceptional care inspired by a culture of innovation. We are taking a responsible approach to creating environments that allow us to do what we do best—provide healthcare and wellness. As a part of our commitment to health and safety, COVID-19 vaccines are required for all employees, as well as all newly hired employees. We require documentation upon hire.


The purpose of the Community Support Specialist II position is to act as a stabilizer and provide assessment, counseling and service linkage to youth at risk for running away, being beyond the control of their parents and/or from becoming involved in the juvenile justice system. This position provides individual, family and/or group therapy, school advocacy, life skills training and educational & therapeutic group activities as defined by client need to 10-17-year-old youth within the program service area.


Daily Job Duties:

  1. Respond to all emails, texts, and phone calls from Program Coordinator within a 15-minute time frame.
  2. Ensure the Outlook calendar updated with daily tasks and/or travel in real time.
  3. Maintain an active caseload of 20-25 with a maximum of 15 individual participants with demonstrated higher level of acuity or risk related to trauma, suicide risk, mental health, etc. and as assigned by Program Coordinator.
  4. Attend any scheduled Clinical Team meetings within assigned area for purposes of ongoing program development related to clinical efficacy, case review/staffing, and professional development
  5. Facilitate groups for discretionary clients within designated LANs
  6. Ensure all required crisis intervention and/or intake documentation is complete and accurate.
  7. Responsible for maintaining active CCBYS client files with documents not exceeding more than 2 weeks past due
  8. Responsible for updating and maintaining their designated LAN client, MRAI/referral, outreach, and quarterly success stories spreadsheet.
  9. Monitor and supervise clients to ensure their safety and well-being during programming hours and transport.

Other Duties:

  1. Assist the Community Liaison with the upkeep and development of community relationships
  2. Assist the Community Liaison with planning, budgeting, and executing monthly client baskets and events, as well as, delivering to clients or other LAN’s; when necessary or assigned by Program Coordinator.
  3. Assist the Community Liaison in planning and executing CCBYS all staff events and assigned lunch and learn presentations; when necessary or assigned by Program Coordinator.
  4. Assist the Community Liaison with delivering files to the correct LAN or Program Coordinator for monthly division audits and level audits; when necessary or assigned by Program Coordinator.
  5. Assist the Community Liaison with in coordinating and attend annual community outreach meetings; when necessary or assigned by Program Coordinator.
  6. Obtain Letters of Support (LOS) and Memorandums of Understanding (MOU) from community partners annually.
  7. Participate in individual, group supervision, team meetings, program staff meetings, and trainings as scheduled to address client issues and revised documentation, placement options, crisis schedules, etc.
  8. Provide required documentation (i.e. mileage, time sheets, CQI’s, surveys, etc.) as indicated by agency protocols.
  9. Complete all necessary paperwork and documentation, i.e. timesheets, vouchers, progress notes, incident reports, etc. and submit in a timely manner.
  10. Other Duties as assigned by Program Coordinator, Program Manager, and/or Program Director


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Master’s degree (MA/MS/MSW) required. Previous experience with at-risk youth preferred.


  • Must be available to work evenings and weekend and flexible in scheduling.
  • Will be required to transport clients in own vehicle.
  • Must be able to accept and incorporate constructive feedback.


  • Valid Illinois driver’s license with a clear driving record.
  • Documentation verifying current automobile insurance.

Aunt Martha’s is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.