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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $37,648.00 and $45,177.60 annually, Depends on Qualifications
  • Organization Type: Human/Social Services

St. Louis County Department of Human Services

Are you interested in providing services to the youth of Saint Louis County?

This full time, 40 hours per week position is responsible for delivering case management and essential life skills group counseling to children and youth ages 12-19, at the Saint Louis County Center for Youth On The Rise in Spanish Lake.  There may also be work within the community as well to best serve the youth.  The typical work hours will be from 8:30am – 5:30pm Monday – Friday with occasional weekend hours as needed.  Hours may be flexible depending upon program needs and employee availability with Administrative approval.

The starting salary for this position will be between $37,648.00 and $45,177.60 annually and will be based on experience and qualifications.  As an employer, St. Louis County cares about the health and well-being of our employees. In an effort to provide for the best possible work-life balance, the County offers a generous benefit package which includes affordable health insurance, dental and vision coverage, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off the first year, 11 paid holidays, deferred benefit retirement plan, paid life insurance as well as short and long term disability.

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Examples of Duties
Essential Function Examples

Recruits middle and high school age youth participants, as well as youth who have dropped out of high school.  Initiates special outreach efforts to recruit at-risk youth.
Conducts risk assessments.
Creates individuals Care Plans for youth participants.
Markets program services and initiates outreach to parents.
Provides crisis intervention and support; assesses client’s risk for harm to self and others.
Develops and maintains a network of community contacts and resources for clients’ access to opportunities and referral services.
Provides  non-therapeutic counseling and case coordination within the treatment team at the youth center.
Identifies common needs of current and new client populations; designs and conducts innovative life skills activities and group counseling.
Advocates and arranges successful referrals of clients to services and resources in the community.
May provide weekly oversight and programming for youth in Drop-in Center.
Organizes positive youth development activities for groups of youth.
Assists customers in employment activities such as completing online applications, creating resumes and soft skill development.
May conduct life skill groups and positive youth development activities for customers during drop-in and in the community outside of drop-in hours as assigned.
May conduct coordination of HiSET program for youth pursuing their GED/High School Equivalency  examinations in the Doors to Success Program
Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, or a related field.
  • Other education levels with commensurate experience will be considered.
  • Minimum one year of experience providing services to or working with adolescents.
  • A current, valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Work, or a related field.
  • Licensed in Missouri, or enrolled in a process leading to MO Licensure (LCSW, LPC, Psychology, Guidance Counseling or a related profession).

Additional Information
SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT:  A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant’s education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.  The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above.

Responses provided to the interview questions listed under the Supplemental Question heading of this posting will comprise 100% of the applicant’s earned grade.  A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.  Once questions are scored, an email will be sent to the address on file with instructions on how to complete and submit a Conviction Questionnaire.  Candidates have 3 days to complete the required questionnaire.

The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Department Director/Appointing Authority who will make the final decision.

All applicants conditionally offered a merit position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.  Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory.  The cost of screening will be covered by the County.

HOW TO APPLY:  Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at  We only accept On-line applications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY:  The policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veterans’ status or political affiliation. Call the Division of Personnel at (314) 615-5429 for more information on this policy.
St. Louis County
 Division of Personnel, 7th Floor
 Clayton, MO 63105
 (314) 615-5429
 Relay MO 711 or 800-735-2966
 An Equal Opportunity Employer
 Fax:  (314) 615-7703