Are you looking for a rewarding and supportive work environment with opportunities to grow? Join Oaklawn, where hope and healing begin, in addressing the mental health needs of our community.

Who We Are
Oaklawn is the leading provider of mental health and addiction services in Elkhart, Goshen, South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding communities of northern Indiana. We serve 27,000 children, adolescents and adults annually through treatment that spans the continuum of care. Our services range from skills training and case management to outpatient therapy and inpatient care, specializing in complex cases.

With nearly 900 employees on four campuses, Oaklawn offers unparalleled clinical training and robust opportunities for growth. Oaklawn has led ground-breaking initiatives in children’s mental health, addiction treatment, cross-cultural outreach, housing for seriously mentally ill adults and more. Our staff have unique opportunities for advancement while working on the cutting edge of community mental health.

What We Offer
The hourly rate for this position is $14.40
$1.75 weekend shift differential.
Start earning PTO the day you start
Work life balance
Employee assistance program
Regular supervision
What You’ll Do
Are you looking for a rewarding part-time job on evenings and weekends?  We are now looking to hire Youth Support Specialists to work three to twenty hours per week at our Mishawaka campus.  This is an opportunity to mentor and assist youth with daily living activities, outdoor fun, arts and crafts and more.  This is a great fit for adults who are caring, fun and enjoy helping others.
Multiple openings for 5-8 p.m. and 8-11 p.m. weekdays and all times on the weekend, starting with three hour shifts.
Will complete 30+ hours of paid training.  Training schedule is flexible with a blended learning model (classroom and virtual).
Required skills:
Build and maintain positive rapport with youth
Respond quickly and effectively to highly stressful situations
Stress management and conflict resolution skills a plus (training provided)
Job Duties:
Accompany youth to cafeteria during mealtimes
Engage in outside activities such as sporting games, walks, etc.
Encourage and promote workout time
Participate in inside sports and games in the main gym
Engage youth in arts and crafts
Encourage reading
Engage youth in different on-unit games and puzzles
Support youth in their daily chores such as laundry and cleaning
Encourage youth to follow unit rules and structure
Provide problem solving tutoring to clients to help them cope with their struggles
Engage and motivate youth to participate in discussions and activities
Teach and encourage communication and use of coping skills
Other Requirements:
High School Diploma/GED required.
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Valid driver’s license recommended

About Oaklawn Psychiatric Center

Oaklawn is the only faith-based provider for comprehensive mental health and addictions services for children, adolescents, adults and seniors in St. Joseph and Elkhart Counties in Northern Indiana.  Intensive services have become Oaklawn's trademark—what we are known for and where much of our expertise lies. Oaklawn specializes in residential and inpatient services for adults and seniors with serious and persistent mental illness, and treatment of complex addictions. In addition, our range of services includes outpatient services, intensive outpatient programs, and a variety of community-based case management and supportive programs for all ages. Sponsored by Mennonite Health Services Alliance, it is our philosophy at Oaklawn to treat the whole person—mind, body and spirit. This commitment, along with our faith-based heritage, our excellent staff of 875, our therapeutic environment, and our innovative treatment programs, provide a unique foundation for healing and hope.