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Housing Internship, 360 Youth Services

Important Information about interning at 360 Youth Services

The Housing department is accepting Masters level internship applications for MSW students on a rolling basis beginning 12/1 for the 2020-2021 school year (or until all 3 spots are filled).

  • Each year, 360’s Housing Department accepts internship applications starting in December for students pursuing their Masters in Social Work. Ultimately 360 aims to select 3 interns each year to work with young people in our transitional housing programs for youth ages 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness.
  • Our housing programs are located near downtown Naperville.
  • Internships typically start in August and end in May.
  • We require that interns spend at least 2 semesters with the program and ideally span at least 9 months. Given the population that we serve, we do not want adults in and out of our young people’s lives so quickly so we cannot accommodate 3-6 month internships.
  • The internship is ideal for students interested in working with youth experiencing homelessness, LGBTQ+ youth, etc. You will provide case management and 1:1 support for 2-3 youth and have the opportunity to run groups and teach life skills.

Requirements to Apply for Counseling Internship

  • Cover Letter (detailing your interest in working with this population) and Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation at the time of application (A 3rd will be required before starting an internship at 360 Youth Services)
  • Willingness to work between 16-20 hours a week, with at least one full day shift. Evenings and some weekends can be accommodated.

Contact Information

Please send your application materials or questions to Carolyn Wahlskog, LCSW, Executive Director of Housing at cwahlskog@360youthservices.org


Group Home Behavioral Specialist (Full-Time), Cornerstone Group Home

Job Description: CS Job Description Behavioral Specialist

  • Typical hours for this position are 4-12p with required weekends, shifts may start as early at 2p
  • Provide milieu coverage and direct supervision of teenage male clients in a group home environment, developing and facilitating groups, managing the group home milieu, maintaining a positive behavioral system, transportation of clients, and maintaining appropriate documentation.
    • Must be at least 21 years old
    • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service Field
    • Must have experience in working with youth in crisis
    • Previous group home experience highly recommended
    Driver’s license and Insurance required as well as a background check.

(2) Group Home Behavioral Specialists (Part-Time), Cornerstone Group Home

  • Typical hours include 2-3 shifts per week, 4p-12p or 12a-8a
  • Priority need is Saturday and Sunday 12a-8a
  • Provide milieu coverage and direct supervision of teenage male clients in a group home environment, developing and facilitating groups, managing the group home milieu, maintaining a positive behavioral system, transportation of clients, and maintaining appropriate documentation.
    • Must be at least 21 years old
    • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in a Human Service Field
    • Must have experience in working with youth in crisis
    • Previous group home experience highly recommended
    Driver’s license and Insurance required as well as a background check.

For Group Home Positions, please apply to:
Andy True
Cornerstone Program Manager
atrue@360youthservices.org
630-717-1524 x 1158
1305 Oswego Rd.
Naperville, IL 60540


Counseling Department

CCBYS Therapist

Part-TimeFLSA Status: Non-Exempt / Part-time
Reports to: Clinical Director

POSITION SUMMARY:  General responsibilities for this part-time position include delivering services that are a part of the Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services (CCBYS) program which include: office based or community based youth and family counseling, reunification, advocacy, support, and/or family stabilization services to children and families at high risk of involvement in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system; all corresponding record-keeping; and maintaining positive, constructive relationships within the agency and the community

Essential Functions:

  1. Using a trauma informed approach, provide individual and family counseling services to youth and families between the ages of 10 and 18 that present with a wide range of concerns, such as family conflict, delinquent behaviors, depression, and trauma.
  2. To collaborate with community partners, such as DCFS case workers, schools, police departments, juvenile probation, and mental health agencies/hospitals, to serve youth.
  3. Provide timely, diligent and confidential record-keeping and eCornerstone data system work for each youth in compliance with DHS and CCBYS (Comprehensive Community Based Youth Services) requirements and agency standards.
  4. To provide community information and linkage to referral services CCBYS youth and their families for substance abuse, mental health treatment, educational, and employment training programs.
  5. Attend at least two trauma related trainings per year.
  6. All other duties as assigned.

Competencies: 

  1. Mission-Driven: Reinforces 360’s mission and vision within the organization and the community.  Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of 360’s efforts.
  2. Collaboration: Advocates for inclusion and diversity at all times.  Initiates the development of relationships with partners and colleagues.  Effectively tailors communications to the appropriate audiences.  Inspires others to engage with and support 360.  
  3. Operational Effectiveness: Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with youth and families, the community, public officials and professionals. Demonstrates sound judgment, empathy, and sensitivity to the needs of clients, families, and school/community partners. Assures quality of service provision, ensuring that tasks are completed within the required timelines.
  4. Personal Growth: Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Commitment to ongoing training and professional development.

Job Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in human services field from an accredited school.
  2. Must hold or be on track to hold a State License:  LCPC, LMFT, or LCSW.
  3. Driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
  4. Knowledge of childhood trauma and at least one year experience working with youth affected by trauma.
  5. CCBYS experience preferred.
  6. Spanish speaking preferred.
  7. Knowledge of LGBTQ+ identities.

Important Information about interning at 360 Youth Services

The Counseling department is accepting Masters level internship applications beginning 12/1 until 3/1 for the 2020-2021 school year (or until all 4 spots are filled).

  • Each year, 360’s Counseling Department accepts internship applications between December and March. Ultimately 360 aims to select 4 interns each year from various local schools.
  • Our office is located in Naperville near Rt. 59 and Diehl Rd. (very close to the Rt. 59 exit off of I-88)
  • Internships typically start in the middle of May, or at the beginning of the summer or fall semester of their school’s Master’s program.
  • Internships last between 10-12 months.
  • The internship involves providing therapy with your own case load of youth between the ages of 10 and 25 and/or their families, on call shifts for local runway or locked out youth, individual and group supervision weekly, and possibilities for other opportunities such as groups within our housing program or at local schools per your interest and availability.

Requirements to Apply for Counseling Internship

  • Cover Letter and Resume
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation at the time of application (A 3rd will be required before starting an internship at 360 Youth Services)
  • Willingness to work between 16-20 hours a week, with hours primarily in the afternoons and evenings to accommodate our clients (Typically a minimum of 2 nights per week from 1-9:30pm)
  • Willingness to be on call an average of 12-24 hours per week (typically shifts will overlap with your internship days at 360) for the crisis response program for lock-out and runaway youth. This involves being within a 60 min drive radius of the southern part of DuPage county when you are on call.

Contact Information

Please send your application materials or questions to Margot Smith, Clinical Director at msmith@360youthservices.org


Prevention Department

Youth Prevention Education & Youth Advisory Committee Coordinator

FLSA Status: Salaried Non-Exempt
Reports to: Prevention Director


POSITION SUMMARY: This position serves as a member of the 360 Youth Services Prevention Team focusing on the prevention of alcohol and other drug use among the youth of our community. This Department of Human Services, Substance Use Prevention Program (DHS SUPP) funded full-time grant position will coordinate and deliver youth prevention education and leadership development efforts. Education includes Too Good For Drugs (TGFD) Youth Prevention Education (YPE) curriculum for 6th and 7th graders. TGFD is implemented in selected local schools as part of the health curriculum. Each quarter health classes will each receive one lesson per week, eleven lessons per quarter. Currently this takes place in one school. The Youth Prevention Education Coordinator also schedules and delivers presentations for classrooms at the middle school and high school level, and occasionally for parents or other adults in the community, related to a variety of prevention topics, including alcohol prevention, e-cigarettes & vaping prevention, prescription medication safety, tools for managing stress, and resiliency. This position will also facilitate a Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) comprised of high school students focused on delivering two activities for SAMHSA National Prevention Week, one focused on underage drinking and alcohol misuse, and the other focused on misuse of prescription and opioid drugs; as well as providing feedback on youth communication campaign materials.

Currently YAC members are engaged in doing additional projects related to youth use of marijuana prevention and suicide prevention.
This role is part of a team of staff providing prevention services and members often work together to accomplish project needs and meet deliverables.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Successfully deliver the evidence-based YPE substance use prevention curriculum Too Good for Drugs  which requires direct involvement in a variety of activities including, but not limited to, program coordination with school staff, YPE logistics, learning the curriculum, preparing for and teaching classes, conducting pre and post testing, record keeping, grant and outcome reporting, financial documentation, public relations, and interaction with the school, district, private and governmental agencies that have invested in the program.
  2. Recruit, orient, train, establish and maintain a youth led, adult supported Youth Advisory Committee which will focus on the deliverables stated above in the position summary. The YAC serves as a subcommittee of a larger effort The Community Alliance for Prevention and meets monthly.
  3. Meet best-practice and evidence-based substance use prevention standards for YPE and YAC as required by DHS SUPP funding and 360 Youth Services.
  4. Keep various records, program files, statistics, and submit reports as required by the Prevention Director, Chief Executive Officer, Board of Directors or any funding agency.
  5. Participate in all DHS SUPP mandated training, including New Staff, Too Good for Drugs, Foundations for Youth Prevention Education, Establishing & Leading a Youth Advisory Committee as well as additional training as needed, and other opportunities provided through Prevention First or others.
  6. Work with the 360YS Prevention Team supporting other prevention department programs as needed including the Power of Choice 6-8th Grade and High School Communication Campaigns, Guard & Discard adult community-wide campaign addressing prescription drug use for nonmedical reasons, resource guide, Illinois Youth Survey, Community Alliance for Prevention and projects as determined. Each key project has a lead staff person.
  7. Inspire a positive team approach to effectively work together and create sustainability.
  8. Represent the agency at community events, meetings and other functions as designated.
  9. Participate in agency and departmental meetings.
  10. Assume other duties as necessary.

COMPETENCIES:

  1. Mission-Driven: Reinforces 360’s mission and vision within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of 360’s efforts. Ensures community, partner and volunteer engagement, inclusion and ownership. Reinforces culture of supporting healthy choices for youth, parents and the community as a whole.
  2. Collaboration: Advocates for inclusion and diversity.  Inspires others to engage with and support 360. Strong interpersonal skills, including listening well, honesty, kindness, and positive and respectful communication patterns. Commitment to “win-win” problem solving whenever possible. Ability to make decisions based on what is best for the program and for youth and the community as a whole.
  3. Operational Effectiveness: Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with youth and adults, co-workers, the community, public officials and professionals involved in prevention and education programs. Demonstrates sound judgment, empathy, and sensitivity to the needs of the program participants, their parents, volunteers, staff and school/community partners. Assures quality of service provision, ensuring that tasks are completed within the required timelines. Demonstrates consistent respect for the children, youth, adults, schools, agencies, and other organizations served.
  4. Personal Growth: Facilitates change; models adaptability and an awareness of the impact of change. Commitment to ongoing training and professional development.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a related field (prevention, community and/or public health, education, social work, etc.) or equivalent experience.
  2. Strong presentation/teaching skills, knowledge of classroom management skills, comfort/enjoyment in being in the classroom with middle school aged students (their health teacher will also be present) and working with high school students.
  3. Strong organizational and project management skills.
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to relate to a diverse group of students, youth and stakeholders required.
  5. Strong computer and technology skills. Design skills are helpful.
  6. Knowledge of current developments, literature and sources of information in the field of alcohol and other drug prevention, asset building, strengthening protective and resiliency factors for youth and families, best-practices and evidence-based substance use prevention strategies.
  7. Knowledge of youth leadership development, adultism, empowering others (youth and adults alike).

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to kjarczyk@360youthservices.org