The following opportunity has been shared on behalf of a member or affiliate of the Austin Area African American Behavioral Health Network (4ABHN).

Company Information: Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) is one of the largest non-profit Youth and Family Support agencies working with high-risk youth and their families in the United States. Currently, YAP employs more than 2,000 dedicated workers and serves approximately 19,000 families per year.  Our mission is to engage human service systems so that they rely less on institutional care and invest more in supporting families and neighborhoods. We currently work with child welfare, juvenile justice, behavioral health, disability, primary health care, and education systems to develop and offer community-based alternatives for the highest risk children, young people, young adults and families, and adults. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is committed to creating safe environments and providing services that are individualized, culturally competent and trauma informed to build brighter futures for all.

Summary of the Position:   The Community Living Specialist is responsible for providing Community Living Support services to Waiver participants and their families to facilitate the Waiver participant’s achievement of his/her goals of community inclusion and remaining in the their home. Services may be provided in the participant’s home and appropriate community setting. The Community Living Specialist will deliver skills-based interventions targeted at enabling the waiver participant to attain or maintain his/her maximum potential, while facilitating the Waiver participant’s independence and integration in to the community. The Community Living Specialist is responsible for accurately documenting services, attending Wraparound Team meetings, and communicating participant progress to supervisors, team members, and the referring authority. All services are delivered in compliance with the YES Waiver Policy and Procedures manual, YAP Standards, and all state/federal regulations governing the delivery of service.

Qualifications/Requirements:  Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Human Services related field as defined by Texas Administrative Code. Pass Criminal and Child Abuse Clearances. Position required reliable transportation, valid driver’s license, and car insurance limits of $100,000/$300,000 bodily injury liability . This position requires background checks to be completed annually.

This position offers flexible hours, competitive weekly pay and activity reimbursement.

Benefits Available: Voluntary Dental, Voluntary Vision, AFLAC and 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

Contact information: Please submit cover letter, resume, and two (2) Professional references and one (1) Personal references to ATTN: Erika Bitar at

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

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