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Spectrum is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which youth and adults of all diverse identities are treated with respect, dignity, and equity, and a community that is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear. To read our entire Diversity Statement, click here.


Supported Housing Staff

This position provides support for, and encourages, youth to achieve the goals outlined in their service plan. Staff is expected to be active participants in the supported housing community & activities that support youth to achieve their goals. Timely and accurate completion of record keeping is also essential to this position.


  • Programming
    • Support and encourage youth to carry out daily routines and achieve goals outlined in their service plans.
    • Take youth on activities, job searching and or to volunteer opportunities.
    • Administer resident medication.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely completion of record keeping including:
    • Individual youth files, daily data entry, documentation of critical incidents
    • Daily follow-up with e-mail and voice mail
    • Time sheets, expense reports
  • Communication and cross over with other staff is expected including the following:
    • Update on the shift and status of all youth
    • Medication, UA, critical information discussed
  • Communicate maintenance needs that arise to the Intake Coordinator
  • Participation and attendance is expected at bi-weekly individual supervision and weekly staff     meetings
  • Support the training of new staff and respite personnel as assigned.
  • Contribute and participate in the overall growth and improvement of the supported housing program.


  • High school degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum one year experience working with at-risk youth in a residential setting or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development including the following: mental health and substance abuse issues; trauma; attachment issues; complex family dynamics; developmental challenges and educational issues.
  • Knowledge of life skills work including: meal preparation, budgeting, cleaning & personal hygiene, job readiness/employment skills.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries and ability to set limits.
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion.
  • Adherence to agency code of ethics and all policies and procedures.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.


This position requires flexibility and travel for activities, client appointment, etc. Due to the nature of supported housing work shifts include days, evenings, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays

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Contract Counselor

Riverstone Counseling, a division of Spectrum Youth & Family Services, is seeking to hire a part-time fee-for-service, licensed mental health counselor or licensed clinical social worker for the outpatient mental health and substance use counseling program. This position is temporary with a possibility of becoming permanent within 2-3 months of starting based on performance and demand. Substance use licensure or certification preferred. License eligibility required. This position is responsible for providing comprehensive mental health and substance use screening, assessment and integrated co- occurring individual, group, and family therapy for adolescents and young adults aged 14- 26.


  • Intake, screening, assessment, treatment planning, and treatment of adolescents and young adults with mental health and substance use concerns.
  • Orientation to the 12 core functions of substance use counseling.
  • Case management, treatment coordination.
  • Record keeping.
  • On- call duties for scheduled shifts on a rotating basis.

Education Requirements

  • Master’s degree in counseling, social work or related field from an accredited program.
  • Previous experience working with adolescents, families and groups.
  • Certification and/ or licensure highly desirable. Knowledge/Skills Requirements:
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with developmentally appropriate treatment modalities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing theory and practice. Prior experience and/ or willingness to work with evidenced based practice and curriculum.
  • Demonstrated crisis intervention skills.
  • Knowledge of human development with special attention to family systems and adolescent bio- psycho- social development.
  • Ability to organize and manage one’s case load to meet utilization requirements.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and in person

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Compass Program Manager

The Compass Program Manager plans, directs, organizes and manages overall program activities in coordination with the clinical director, other agency managers, and other appropriate staff, provides clinical and administrative supervision to the compass program staff. This person must be licensed in a mental health discipline or other license in a field of healing arts. Additionally, the Compass Program Manager must be proficient in relevant “best practices” for this designated population.  This person is responsible for managing referrals and program utilization, as well as providing direct services as part of the program staff team to youth and families in the target population age range (12 -23) and their families.


  • Responsible for clinical and administrative program management and development for the program overseeing all aspects of services; primarily supervising case managers and family support specialist
    • Develop, implement, and monitor all program activities and services.
    • Develop and monitor procedures to ensure that services are delivered effectively; collect and analyze program data.
    • Facilitate inter–program coordination when indicated
    • Develop and implement ongoing program development strategies, ensuring that programs are consistent with the values and mission of the Agency.
    • Provide research /evidence based training and technical support needed to implement and sustain programming.
  • Provide individual/group clinical and administrative supervision to program staff and interns  to ensure that staff are completing the below-listed duties:
  • Intake/orientation/informed consent
  • Use of validated assessment and screening tools
  • Individualized, collaborative Plans of Care
  • Case management and intervention; coordination and/or referral for services as needed; education
  • Crisis Management; Aftercare planning/ Client Discharge
  • Review and sign all assessments, and plans of care
  • Prepare written reports/grants as needed and in coordination with Development Director
  • Coordinate budget and billing activities with the Financial and Executive Director
  • Provide information to consumers and manage referrals
  • Program development/marketing with staff
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Coordinate budget and billing activities with the Financial and Executive Director
  • Maintain appropriate case load and ensure that staff are also managing appropriate caseloads and working as a team
  • Maintain positive stakeholder relations with relevant state government officials and departments and other program directors, and agencies/programs, working with the target population, and participates in community presentations on Spectrum Services as well as issues facing and impacting youth and families that we serve
  • Act as an on-call worker for assigned shifts to include:
  • Responding to crisis line calls and assess potential crisis situations
  • Providing crisis support and intervention and problem-solving assistance to callers
  • Assisting callers in accessing appropriate community resources
  • Providing follow-up as needed
  • Keeping appropriate records and forwarding copies to relevant Spectrum clients’ workers


  • Master’s degree and current licensure in helping profession.  Previous experience and/or completed clinical supervisor training preferred, but not required.
  • Previous experience working with adolescents, young adults, families and groups
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion
  • Crisis intervention skills
  • Knowledge of human development; with special attention to youth development and family systems
  • Ability to manage and organize many duties and responsibilities in a fast paced Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Skill in identifying and coordinating services with other agencies and professionals
  • Ability to set effective limits with self and others
  • The ability to work independently and to participate as an effective team member


This is a field position and frequent travel is required, including client transport. Reliable transportation and comprehensive insurance is required.

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Youth Development Coordinator – Part Time

The Youth Development Coordinator supports youth ages 14–23 in the Department for Children and Families (DCF)/state custody as they transition to adulthood and acquire the skills needed to be self-sufficient adults. This position is 20 hrs/week. Hours are somewhat flexible but typically are between the hours of 9:00 am–5:00 pm for 3 days per week; either Monday–Wednesday or Tuesday–Thursday.


  • Maintaining a case load, providing direct services to approximately 12 youth monthly including submitting VSAs for at least 5 Medicaid billable youth each month
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation in client files, completing monthly web-based data reporting, and providing other program information as outlined in the grant
  • Assisting clients in developing individualized comprehensive plans for making the transition from state custody
  • Outreaching to DCF and youth in care, collaborating with existing custodial guardians, attending DCF case plan reviews, and consulting and contributing to the development of the DCF case plan
  • Providing case management by
  • Assisting youth in identifying their goals;
  • Conducting formal assessment of the youth’s preparation for adulthood;
  • Assisting youth in developing a plan that uses their strengths to help them meet their goals;
  • Assisting youth in attaining sustainable employment;
  • Assisting youth in identifying their goals to complete secondary education and prepare, enroll, and complete post-secondary education;
  • Assisting youth in accessing and maintaining affordable housing;
  • Assisting youth in accessing health care;
  • Assisting youth in identifying and developing lifelong connections and support from caring adults.
  • Creating and supporting opportunities for youth to participate in community service and leadership activities, including the state Youth Development Committee
  • Providing access to the supports and services called for in Act 74, the Youth in Transition Law and its associated rules
  • Attending monthly network meetings with statewide YDCs
  • Entering client data, HSP billing packets, checking and credit card ledgers by the 10th of the following month
  • Creating appropriate schedule, maintaining calendar and updating at least bi-weekly for payroll
  • Tracking personal mileage and submitting monthly for reimbursement
  • Managing and updating client lists monthly
  • Attending weekly group supervision with YDP staff and accessing supervisor for individual case consults and all other support as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required
  • One year of experience working with adolescent and young adults
    • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, and religion
  • Knowledge of adolescent and young adult development
  • The ability to build trust and rapport with adolescents
    • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Skill in coordinating services with other agencies and professionals
  • The ability to utilize supervision by asking for assistance, support and training, and accepting and utilizing feedback
  • Ability to manage time and set priorities to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines, including the ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to work independently and also as an effective team member


This is a field position and frequent travel is required, including client transport.  Reliable transportation and comprehensive insurance is required.

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