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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. 



Corporate Office - Human Resources Director

The Human Resources Director is directly responsible for the overall administration, coordination and evaluation of the human resource function. The following are essential duties but is not an exhaustive list: Annually reviews and makes recommendations to executive management for improvement of the Human Resource Department policies, procedures and practices on personnel matters. Maintains knowledge of industry trends and employment legislation and ensures organization's compliance. Maintains responsibility for organization compliance with federal, state and local legislation pertaining to all personnel matters. Communicates changes in the organization's personnel policies and procedures and ensures that proper compliance is followed. Assists executive management in the annual review, preparation and administration of the organization's wage and salary program. Coordinates or conducts exit interviews to determine reasons behind separations. Consults with legal counsel as appropriate, or as directed by the CEO, on personnel matters. Works directly with department managers to assist them in carrying out their responsibilities on personnel matters. Recommends, evaluates and participates in staff development for the organization. Develops and maintains a human resource information system that meets the organization's personnel information needs. Supervises the staff of the human resource department. Participates on committees and special projects and seeks additional responsibilities



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 - 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!