Careers

Join Our Team!

Youth & Family Services, Inc. Located in El Reno Oklahoma, strives to provide the best services possible to our clients and their families. We are always interested in speaking with experienced individuals about joining our team. Please send a resume and cover letter to HR@yfsok.org

We appreciate your interest and will review your materials carefully.  Qualified applicants will be contacted with a request for an interview.

 

Current  Openings:

Direct Care Specialist 

Our emergency shelter is in need of Direct Care Specialists! The ideal candidate is professional, punctual and dependable. Job duties include: providing care and supervision to children/youth residing in the shelter, interacting with children/youth in daily activities, following daily schedule and maintaining the shelter per licensing standards.  Contact latuisha.davis@yfsok.org or call 262-6555. Pay: $11.00/hr.

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited high school or a GED equivalency. Associates of Arts or BA/BS are preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Experience in social work, youth oriented programs, or child/youth care is preferred. Minimum age of 21 is required.

 

Foster Care Specialist

Our Uniting our Families Foster care program is in need of a Foster Care Specialist. Uniting our Families is a continuum model that gives homeless, neglected, and abused children improved opportunities for stability. This team works hard to build a seamless connection between the children in need of placement and the Foster Parent who will provide a loving, supportive, and safe home environment.

Responsibilities:

Working under the supervision of the Assistant Foster Care Coordinator, a Foster Care Specialists responsibilities are as follows:

  • Assist with foster parent trainings and special events
  • Maintain all files assigned in compliance with regulatory/accrediting agencies
  • Maintain positive relationships within the community
  • Act as liaison to foster families with DHS to promote communication
  • Utilize best practice standards at all times
  • Supply information of other supportive services and prevention programs to caregivers
  • Monitor children in foster care homes
  • Provide support on a weekly basis to foster families to enhance retention
  • Conduct home studies on potential foster families
  • Conduct case management and monthly in-home visits to assigned cases
  • Provide crisis management services to families and children
  • Provide on-call services to assigned families
  • Oversee foster care program when Coordinator is unavailable
  • Provide timely reports on all assigned cases
  • Attend community coalitions and meetings as requested

Skills Needed:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology or related field
  • Foster Care experience
  • Experience working with volunteers boards and committees

To apply or gain additional information please contact us here!

 

Community Counselor:

We are currently seeking a licensed, or under supervision, mental health therapist to serve individuals located within our service area. We are offering full time employment for office and school based services with salaried compensation and full benefits providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families. We offer CEU opportunities and extended training regularly; LPC and LADC supervision is available in house. Due to the rural nature of many of our clients, employees are eligible for Federal Loan Forgiveness programs. Additionally, YFS strives to provide a family centered, friendly, positive, and appreciative workplace culture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, group, and/or family therapy to admitted clients primarily children and adolescents as assigned.
  • Provide case management, crisis and emergency services to clients and their families as needed.
  • Develop service plans and conduct intake assessments in accordance with state, federal, and agency accrediting requirements.
  • Complete all clinical documentation within established agency time frames and maintain accurate case files on each client; including progress notes, service plans, and assessment forms.
  • Devise aftercare plans for client discharge and follow up recommendations.
  • Attend and participate in all agency meetings, consultations and functions.
  • Work cooperatively with funding sources, community referral sources, school, grantors, and public agency services.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development keeping updated on current knowledge, research, and counseling techniques.

Qualifications:

  • Be fully licensed or under supervision as a LPC, LMFT, LCSW, LBP, LADC-MH, or a qualifying Licensed Behavioral Health Professional (LBHP).
  • Possess an interest and/or experience in serving individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Have a current billing contract with Medicaid, or be willing to attain one.

 

Drug and Alcohol Counselor:

Youth & Family Services, Inc. is located in El Reno Oklahoma and is currently seeking licensed, or under supervision, mental health therapists to serve individuals in within our service area. We are offering full time employment for office and school based services with salaried compensation and full benefits providing counseling services to children, adolescents, and their families with an emphasis on substance abuse related services. We offer CEU opportunities and extended training regularly; LPC and LADC supervision is available in house. Due to the rural nature of many of our clients, employees are eligible for Federal Loan Forgiveness programs. Additionally, YFS strives to provide a family centered, friendly, positive, and appreciative workplace culture.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual, group, and/or family therapy to admitted clients primarily children and adolescents as assigned.
  • Provide case management, crisis and emergency services to clients and their families as needed.
  • Conduct regular Drug and Alcohol groups/classes for court ordered adolescence, and co-occurring substance abuse services to juveniles. Some travel may be required with mileage reimbursement to see clients in a secondary office space or school.
  • Develop service plans and conduct intake assessments in accordance with state, federal, and agency accrediting requirements.
  • Complete all clinical documentation within established agency time frames and maintain accurate case files on each client; including progress notes, service plans, and assessment forms.
  • Devise aftercare plans for client discharge and follow up recommendations.
  • Attend and participate in all agency meetings, consultations and functions.
  • Work cooperatively with funding sources, community referral sources, school, grantors, and public agency services.
  • Assume responsibility for personal development keeping updated on current knowledge, research, and counseling techniques.

Qualifications:

  • Be fully licensed or under supervision as a LADC, CADC, LADC-MH or interested in immediate application.
  • Other licenses welcome if in addition to substance abuse credentials.
  • Possess an interest and/or experience in serving individuals of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Have a current billing contract with Medicaid, or be willing to attain one.