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Preferred Family Healthcare Youth Specialist in St. Joseph, Missouri

We're a Good Family to Know:

Preferred Family Healthcare (PFH) is a community-based healthcare organization that offers a full array of integrated services, serving more than 100,000 individuals each year in nearly 100 locations throughout Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Illinois.

Our greatest reward has been the opportunity to serve families and communities in need for the past 40 years. At PFH, our future is brighter than ever! With changes in leadership, focused priorities and strong core values, PFH remains a “Good Family to Know!”

This position starts at $10.50/ hour.

Your role at PFH:

As a Youth Specialist, you are responsible for providing services and financial assistance for current and former youth in foster care.

You will:

  • Conduct instructional and support activities based on each youth's individualized plan goals.

  • Provide services designed to facilitate the youths' development of the skills and resources necessary to successfully achieve independence and self-sufficiency.

  • Provide assistance with educational, vocational and independent living skill acquisition such as obtaining a diploma, career planning, job seeking, daily living, financial management, social connectedness, and healthcare.

  • Serve qualified youth in the following counties:Harrison, Daviess, Caldwell, Atchison, Holt, Buchanan, Andrew, Nodaway, Worth, Gentry, De Kalb, Clinton, Mercer, Grundy, Livingston, Carroll, Putnam, Sullivan, Linn, Chariton.

We think you'd be great for this role if you have:

  • A high school diploma or equivalent degree.

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Valid auto insurance

  • At least 21 years of age

  • Experience in foster care, education, employment services, case management, social services or other applicable vocation is preferred.

You'll love being a part of our family because:

Our associates are our most valuable asset! We understand the role their satisfaction plays in the quality of services they provide. Through encouragement, our associates are empowered to optimize their strengths through ongoing training to ensure they are equipped and feel competent to serve our clients.

Our eligible associates enjoy some of the following PFH Perks:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life insurance and disability plan options

  • Competitive 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan – up to 5% match!

  • Company paid basic life insurance

  • Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

  • Emergency Medical Leave Program

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – healthcare and dependent child-care

  • Health & Wellness Program

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Employee Discount Program

  • Mileage Reimbursement

  • License/Certification Reimbursement

Our human resources team wants to let you know what's required:

Employment is conditional upon the receipt of appropriate background checks. Upon offer of employment, you must grant permission for Preferred Family Healthcare to verify accuracy, legitimacy, and results in regards to the following conditions of employment:

  • Background check that includes criminal history and abuse/ neglect.

  • Motor vehicle driving record check.

  • Education and license/certification verification (if applicable).

  • Employment and/or personal reference checks.