Careers At Maryville Academy

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Youth Care Worker - Imani

Department: Casa Imani
Location: Bartlett, IL

Make a difference to individuals and our community today and for many years to come! Maryville Academy has openings for full-time and part-time Youth Care Worker positions in the Casa Imani Program.  

About Maryville Academy

For more than 132 years, Maryville has been committed to providing protection and guidance to children. As the world has changed, so have the needs of the families and children we serve. Maryville has adapted by focusing on our communityís most critical issues. Today, our range of programs includes residential care, mental health services, healthcare and family support services, as well as a variety of educational and youth development offerings. Maryvilleís mission is to help children and families to reach their fullest potential by empowering intellectual, spiritual, moral and emotional growth.

About Casa Imani

The Casa Imani Program provides a nurturing home and treatment environment for expectant and parenting young women, who have a history of childhood trauma and lack the structure of a biological family to teach or support them and who, by virtue of the presence of mental illness resulting from childhood trauma, cannot manage a less restrictive environment.

About the Youth Care Worker Position

The Youth Care Worker is responsible for the day-to-day teaching and guidance, and treatment of the youth of Maryville Academy. He or she will implement individualized treatment plans or specialized treatment strategies, assist with the management of the living environment of the program, promote the learning of desirable behavior patterns by youth in a safe and nurturing environment, and ensure the consistent implementation and application of the Maryville philosophy and Model of Youth Care.

Duties include:

  • Provides individual and group instruction in social living skills, independent living skills, vocational and job related skills, appropriate touch, anger management skills, maintenance and hygiene skills, academic and study skills, and recreation activities.
  • Documents Medicaid services completes unusual Incident Reports;
  • Participates in individual and treatment team meetings and treatment team decisions regarding the program and assigned youth. Provides information to the team which will then inform the team on decisions about client care;
  • Assists youth with processing of events and emotions in a confidential manner in all behavioral areas;
  • Implements Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) techniques when required.



  • Bachelor Degree in counseling and guidance, rehabilitation counseling, social work, education, vocational counseling, psychology, pastoral counseling, family therapy, or related human service field.
  • OR Bachelorís Degrees in any other field with two years of experience in a mental health or recovery setting.
  • Possesses a valid Driverís License in compliance with the driving standards as identified on Form CFS-671 and able to drive a passenger van
  • Must possess the ability to interact professionally and work effectively as a treatment team member;
  • Must possess the ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing), with Maryville youth, supervisors, coworkers, subordinates, and support agencies.
  • Must be flexible in scheduling and willing to work evening and weekend shifts.

Physical Demands:

  • Required to sit, stand, walk, bend, and drive for extended periods of time. Ability to walk up and down stairs;
  • Required to lift/move objects and/or youth weighing in excess of 40 pounds;
  • Must possess ability to provide physical restraint to youth;
  • Duties involve contact with youth who may be hostile, dangerous, threatening, aggressive, suicidal, and/or under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

Why Join the Maryville Family?

Maryville offers all full-time employees:

  • PPO health insurance options
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental insurance (after one year of service)
  • FSA and HSA
  • 403(b)
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • 9 paid holidays a year
  • Long Term Disability and Life Insurance (after one year of service)
  • Tuition reimbursement (after one year of service)

For more information about all of the services that Maryville provides, please visit our website at

To Apply

Please complete the application at the links above and below along with your cover letter and resume.

Maryville Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, veteran status or disability.

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