Youth Service Bureau Chemical Health Specialist

Youth Service Bureau is excited to announce a Chemical Health Specialist position is


YSB expanded our chemical health services to include ISD 834 (Stillwater Area Public

Schools), ISD 833 (South Washington County Public Schools), and ISD 622 (North St.

Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale Public Schools).

We are looking to hire a chemical health specialist who will provide direct-

clinical-services in multiple schools of ISD 833. The position will start mid-August.

It is a 9.5 month full-time, school-year-based, nonexempt position that will deliver

services in multiple schools simultaneously. A successful chemical health specialist

will be enthusiastic in providing high-quality and innovative services while coordinating

with school and community partners. This position reports to the Chemical Health


Please see the attached job description for qualifications; visit our website at

Join YSB

Send your resume with cover letter to and indicate to us how you are

qualified and why you are interested. Looking forward to having you join our team!

Job Description Chemical Health Clinical Specialist

Chemical Health Clinical Specialist Chemical Health Supervisor Non-Exempt

Position Overview: Provide chemical-use screening, early intervention, and related support services to students and their families in collaboration with local schools and communities.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide chemical use pre-assessments and related short-term individual counseling, referrals, and follow-up to students and their families
  • Participate in scheduled student support team meetings at assigned schools and provide effective consultation with school partners.
  • Demonstrate leadership in collaborating with a wide range of youth serving organizations, school districts, and local community organizations.
  • Assist students and their families with transitions into, or back from, chemical health treatment.
  • Provide various support groups based on student need (e.g. sober-support, concerned-persons, risk-reduction, etc.)
  • Engage parents to support youth and make appropriate referrals to outside resources such as mental health therapy and other chemical health support.
  • Regular travel to multiple school locations is associated with this position.
  • Participate in regular supervision meetings; gathering and reporting of variousoutcome data; and maintaining records and entering timely, accurate data.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Direct Reports: None

Requirements & Qualifications

  • B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Social Work, or health services related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • LADC or AODA licensure.
  • Previous experience working in educational settings.
  • 2 years of experience working with at-risk youth or families
  • Cultural competency and experience is desired.
  • Flexible in providing services in multiple sites with varying needs and structures.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize/manage multiple tasks.
  • Previous experience working in multiple school settings simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of local substance use resources.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance and daily access to an automobile.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *