Youth Specialist I

Altadena, CA, USA Req #408
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

JOB SUMMARY: Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services provides a spectrum of mental health services through various programs for populations of all acuities. Although it serves a variety of consumers, the agency focuses primarily on providing care to low-income, high at- risk youth. The role of the Youth Specialist is to provide care, supervision and behavioral interventions that develop coping and problem-solving skills, teach social skills and teach transference of those skills into the home, school and community. These interventions are provided to youth in the residential programs. These interventions are developed within the collaborative planning process and are prescribed by the program.

-High school diploma or AA degree with one year of direct care experience required; two years of direct care experience preferred, OR Bachelor’s degree plus one year of direct care experience preferred.
-Maintains all required licenses and certifications.
-Valid California Driver License and a driving record acceptable to the Agency’s insurance carrier.



Wednesday 11:00am – 10:00pm

Thursday 1:00pm – 10:00pm

Friday 1:00pm – 9:00pm

Saturday 9:00am – 9:00pm

Physical Demands

•For Residential staff only, the ability to physically manage and/or de-escalate consumers/residents. This includes the physical ability to restrain consumers in conformity with Pro-ACT training.

•Ability to practice physical intervention for safety of consumers according to training and policy.

•Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

•Frequent driving in the community with consumers.

•Frequent/continuous intermittent standing/walking, occasional/intermittent sitting. 

•Continuous use of bilateral upper extremities in fine motor activities requiring fingering, grasping, and forward reaching between waist and chest level.

•Reaching at or above shoulder level may be necessary.

•Bending, squatting, kneeling, pushing/pulling, twisting, and climbing. 

•Occasional/intermittent lifting and carrying objects/equipment weighing up to 25 pounds.

•Continuous use of near vision, hearing, and verbal communication skills in handling telephone calls, interacting with customers and co-workers and performing job duties. 

•Requires physical presence in the office during shift.

All candidates who are presented with a conditional offer of employment must satisfy a pre-employment background check, drug and health screen.

Hathaway-Sycamores is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Further, Hathaway-Sycamores is a Fair Chance employer and complies with California Government Code Section 12952, Employment Discrimination: Conviction History.

Position based out of Altadena office.

Other details

  • Job Family Non-Billing Direct Care
  • Required Education High School
  • Altadena, CA, USA