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Current Job Openings with Ekhaya Youth Project


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Youth Support Specialists and Parent Support Specialists are needed in all 64 parishes. 


Policy Writer

The Policy Writer will write, compose, maintain, clarify and introduce the policies and procedures of the Ekhaya Youth Project internally and externally. Beyond introducing new rules and programs, policy writer will ensure the implementation of new and revised policies and guidelines. Developing, formatting, editing, revising, processing, reviewing, and coordinating organizational policies and procedures within the guidelines established by Federal Regulations, Executive Orders, Departmental and Compliance guidance. Developing and maintaining in-depth knowledge of non-profit guidance and initiatives involving the development and compliance with organizational policies and procedures. Ensuring that all internal and external materials and communique are error-free, high quality, and consistent with Federal Regulations and Compliance standards and requirements. Ensuring the organizational awareness of policy changes. Updating and maintaining the policy and procedures repository. Validating and documenting processes, guidelines, exceptions, authority levels and workflows. Collecting information necessary to respond to inquiries and issues related to policy and procedures. Formulating and exchanging communications that fully address all expressed issues, alternatives, and desired outcomes regarding policy and procedure matters. Coordinating, processing, and tracking policy and procedure reviews and approvals. Preparing reports, presentations, and summaries for Senior Management as required. Creating templates and guidance for policies and procedures.



Communications Officer

The Corporate Communications Officer will coordinate the organization's overall communications strategy. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Corporate Communication Officer will work collaboratively with senior leadership to develop and implement communication strategies to broaden the impact of Ekhaya Youth Project's programs and oversee organizational messaging and constituent services. The Corporate Communications Officer’s duties and responsibilities encompass a variety of tasks related to communication, marketing, and public relations strategies. The completion of all essential job functions will be integral to successfully communicating Ekhaya Youth Project’s mission and vision, both within the organization and nationwide



Financial Assistant

The Financial Assistant will be responsible to assist with specific accounting tasks and provides support to the Finance Department as needed.  The Financial Assistant shall be accountable to the Executive Finance Officer. Work closely with the Executive Finance Planner to ensure smooth operation of all finance matters. Support the Executive Financial Planner by inputting information into financial ledgers from source documents. Matching invoices to statements and purchase orders to invoices. Input accounting data into the accounting system with speed and accuracy. Assist in the production of financial statements and applications, preparation of spreadsheets, reports and correspondence as required. Plan, organize and manage own workload to ensure your contribution to the organization’s monthly financial reporting process is achieved in a timely and accurate manner. Ensure swift payment of invoices. Resolution of finance related queries. Assist with end of year preparation and procedures. Provide financial support to team members. Any other duties that may be deemed appropriate to this role.



Position Summary & Accountability

Purchasing agent is responsible for daily operations of the purchasing department including ensuring product availability, quality and cost effectiveness with all assigned products utilizing appropriate purchasing processes and purchase order requirements of Ekhaya Youth Project. The Purchasing Agent shall be accountable to the Executive Finance Officer. Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services. Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and in correct amounts. Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations. Research and evaluate suppliers, based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history. Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives. Analyze price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices. Maintain and review computerized or manual records of purchased items, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories. Write and review product specifications, maintaining a working technical knowledge of the goods or services to be purchased. Formulate policies and procedures for bid proposals and procurement of goods and services. Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes. Review catalogs, industry periodicals, directories, trade journals, and Internet sites and consult with other department personnel to locate necessary goods and services. Monitor changes affecting supply and demand, tracking market conditions, price trends, or futures markets. Confer with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action. Study sales records and inventory levels of current stock to develop strategic purchasing programs that facilitate employee access to supplies. Interview vendors and visit suppliers' plants and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services, and prices. Arrange the payment of duty and freight charges. Calculate and prepare checks for utilities, taxes, and other payments. Compare computer printouts to manually maintained journals to determine if they match. Reconcile records of bank transactions. Transfer details from separate journals to general ledgers or data processing sheets. Prepare purchase orders and expense reports. Perform financial calculations, such as amounts due, interest charges, balances, discounts, equity, and principal.  Calculate costs of materials, overhead, and other expenses, based on estimates, quotations and price lists. Compile budget data and documents, based on estimated revenues and expenses and previous budgets. Maintain inventory records.



Statewide Training Facilitator: Alexandria, Shreveport, Monroe 

The Statewide Training Facilitator (STF) assists the Development and Training Officer with the acquisition of learning and professional development within the organization’s workforce. The STF is responsible for the development of team members (i.e. Youth Support Specialists, Parent Support Specialists, Life Coaches) through implementation and monitoring the organization’s staff development and training activities. The position operates under the guidance and direction of the Development and Training Officer. This position will ensure the organization’s staff is knowledgeable, have practical skills and motivation to carry out work related tasks. The deliverables of the Development & Training Department (DTD) will be arranged by the DTO with the assistance of the Statewide Training Facilitators (STF) and Regional Training Facilitators (RTF). The STF will meet via conference call with the DTO and other members of the DTD to discuss statewide training tasks and updates.



Data Entyry Clerk II: 

The Data Entry Clerk II (DEC II) is responsible for receiving all documents on behalf of EYP. The DEC II is responsible for entering and uploading data/documents received for persons served into EYP’s Electronic Medical Records (EMR) ShareNote. The DEC II reports directly to the Senior Data Analyst (SDA). The DEC II’s position is a part of the Data Department (Data Team).




Administrative Assistant: Alexandria

As an Administrative Assistant you will be responsible for providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. You will support managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. You will communicate via phone and email ensuring that all administration tasks are completed accurately and delivered with high quality and in a timely manner.



RRR- Accounts Receivable Analyst

The Accounts Receivable Analyst (ARA) is primarily responsible for providing financial, administrative and clerical services in order to ensure effective, efficient and accurate financial and administrative operations, with a specific focus centered on reconciliation of payment. The ARA must keep accurate daily reports, and remain in constant communication with the Senior Claims Analyst and Claims Department. This position consists primarily of data entry and reporting. The Accounts Receivable Analyst must comply with established policies and procedures.



Processing Office- Claims Clerk

The Claims Clerk is responsible for performing necessary steps to ensure the organization is paid for services rendered by staff members.



Statewide - SFSO Supervisor

The FSO Supervisors responsible for all regional employees in supervision, management, and program support. FSO Supervisors should act as a liaison between the Upper Management Team to regional employees. The Supervisor also embodies the Code of Conduct and assists with the corporate compliance plan. Supervisors will take charge in respective region’s planning, scheduling, implementing, and tracking all program-related processes. Supervisors are responsible for maintaining patient records--keeping them complete, up-to-date and secure. Federal regulations mandate the existence and security of patient records, and health information managers must keep up-to-date on such legislation, current information security technologies and techniques.



Statewide - SFSO Youth Support Specialist

The SFSO YSS is responsible for providing person-centered services and support. The services and support provided by the SFSO YSS are to ensure engagement and active participation of the person served in the treatment planning process and with ongoing implementation and reinforcement of skills learned throughout the treatment planning process. The SFSO YSS will have a recovery focus designed to promote skills for coping and managing psychiatric symptoms while facilitating the utilization of natural resources and the enhancement of community living skills. Activities included must be intended to achieve the identified goals and/or objectives as set forth in the persons served person centered POC. The structured, scheduled activities provided by this service emphasize the opportunity for person served to support other person served in the restoration and expansion of the skills and strategies necessary to move forward in recovery. The SFSO YSS provides support services face-to-face intervention with the person served present. Services can be provided individually or in a group setting. The majority of the SFSO YSS contacts must occur in community locations where the person lives, works, attends school and/or socializes.



Statewide - Parent Support Specialist

The SFSO PSS plays a vital role in service delivery of the Family Support and Training Services. The SFSO PSS serves as a member of the Coordinated System of Care person served Child and Family Team. The SFSO PSS assists the person served along with the Wraparound Facilitator in the development of the Plan of Care and its service coordination. The SFSO PSS provides support to the Parent of the Medicaid-eligible person served (youth) in the Coordinated System of Care. The services provided are to assist the Family in recovery. The focus is designed to promote skills for coping and managing the persons served (youth) psychiatric symptoms. The SFSO PSS roles is to facilitate the utilization of natural resources and the enhancement of community living skills. The SFSO PSS’s role is to assist the family in becoming educated and empowered by/with the Program Model. The education provided by the SFSO PSS is also to assist the person served (youth/family) with understanding the various requirements of the waiver process. The services provided by the SFSO PSS is also designed to increase the persons served (youth/family) ability to provide a safe and supportive environment in the home and community.



Statewide - Life Coach

We are looking for passionate people that can assist youths in their transition to adulthood. Life coaches will assist youths in the learning and implementation of life skills (self-management, communication, decision-making, etc.), career track training, and work readiness. Our organization provides support to youths at risk of imminent out of home placement. Life coaches meet the youths where they are whether that is in their home or community. This is a position that is paid hourly. We are a continuously growing company, serving only Louisiana for now, looking for people who strive for excellence.


PLEASE BE ADVISED: We often make selections for hire directly following the completion of the interview. If selected, you should be prepared to fill out the application on the day of your interview. 


To complete the application, bring the following documents to your interview:
  • Driver's License or ID
  • Social Security Card
  • Auto Insurance (if applicable)
  • Diploma and/or Official Transcript for the highest level of education completed
OBH regulations require Youth Support and Parent Support Staff to have completed their GED before providing services to youth and families.  We encourage those interested in employment with Ekhaya Youth Project but do not have a GED to complete this requirement using the following resource:  We look forward to receiving your resumes following your completion of the GED!