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Mental Health Specialist – Autism Unit

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Mental Health Specialist – Autism Unit

Residential Treatment

Looking for a great place to build your career? Our Mental Health Specialists offer crucial frontline support to help our kids develop the skills they need to move toward growth, healing and greater independence. Build your career here and make an important, life-changing impact.

If you are adept at multi-tasking and embrace playing an integral role in changing the lives of the youth we want to talk to you! In pursuing this mission we are looking for a talented, energetic, Mental Health Specialist. Apply now!

The Position Will:

Assist the Unit Coordinator and the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Consultant in the supervision and monitoring of the clients in the Lehmann Cottage Autism Program, in order to ensure quality treatment. To be more specific, this position involves working with children with special needs that includes the following; provide general direction and supervision, a willingness to assist with their personal hygiene practices, and participate in all other activities related to children’s health, education and welfare as well as care for the physical environment and maintain appropriate records.

The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or related field or 5 years equivalent experience
  2. Per DCFS regulations, must be at least 21 years of age
  3. First Aid/CPR certified within 90 days of employment
  4. Valid Driver’s License and good driving record
  5. Registered Behavior Training (RBT) within 6 months (180 days)


  1. Prior work experience in a residential setting
  2. Knowledge of crisis intervention and physical restraints
  3. Registered Behavior Training (RBT) Credential

Varied Shifts Available, i.e., Full-Time, Part-Time, Evenings and/or Weekends

From $19.60/hr, based on experience

Allendale’s rich heritage is based upon 125 years of meeting society’s needs by determining new ways to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and families who have endured tremendous devastation and loss. We embrace challenge; we seek out new ways to learn and to grow along with families, regardless of their circumstance or what brought them to us. That is WHO we have always been, and WHO we continue to be today. Our goal is to provide safe homes, high-quality specialized education and vocational training options; and clinical services to children and their families while recovering from severe childhood trauma. We focus on helping youth who have progressed in treatment and are working toward self-sufficiency or returning to their home environment. Our programs emphasize community involvement and community integration as part of the individualized treatment goals.