Now accepting Unit Coordinator applications.

Be a part of an organization that motivates youth-at-risk to become productive and responsible young men and women by providing the highest quality counseling, education and social services to youth and their families.

The Unit Coordinator organizes, administrates and supervises the non-school day-to-day functions at Arrowhead Youth & Family Services and supervises treatment delivery.

Performance Objectives

  1. Supervision of treatment environment for residents by:

    • Possessing an ongoing knowledge of program services and service intervention techniques.

    • Organizing family visitation and off-grounds activities when necessary.

    • Assisting and conducting training of treatment staff.

    • Observing and critiquing treatment service delivery to clients.

    • Working closely with the Therapist, COO/Clinical Director, and Programs Supervisor for compliance of service delivery.

  2. Oversees the implementation of all organized activities which may provide social learning by:

    • Working closely with Development Director in organizing and scheduling community service activities for residents.

    • Organizing work detail for Arrowhead residents.

    • Working closely with the Day Child Care II Worker for scheduling athletic programs.

  3. Participates as a member of the management team by:

    • Being on call for potential problems occurring at Arrowhead.

    • Attending staffings, quality assurance meetings and other necessary meetings for operational needs.

    • Maintaining compliance of governing body and best practice standards with Department of Children and Family Services and Council on Accreditation.

  4.  Supervision of treatment environment of staff by:

    • Supervising Child Care I Workers.

    • Performs payroll duties for CC I and CC II workers.

    • Planning and implementing structured evening and weekend schedules, and   overseeing overtime calling and scheduling problems related to coverage.

    • Assisting with interviews, hiring and training of new treatment staff.

    • Conducting CPI training on orientation and a bi-annual basis.

  5. Assumes responsibilities for the COO/Clinical Director in absence.


  1.  Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in human services field, Master’s preferred with five years of experience working in a residential facility for children and adolescents.

  2. Must be willing to become First Aid and CPR certified.

  3.  Will value diversity and incorporate cultural differences into treatment planning and implementation in order to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

  4.  Will adhere to appropriate professional Code of Ethics.

  5. Must have a valid driver’s license and approval from the state of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to transport children.  Must qualify to become insured by Arrowhead’s insurance carrier.

  6. Must be physically capable of participating in the restraint of adolescents that are endangering the safety of self, others, or the destruction of property.  In addition, must be physically capable of successful completion of CPI (Crisis Prevention Intervention) training and be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.

To apply please fill out the form below.