We are looking for people who want to make a positive difference in the lives of young adolescents with behavioral/personality issues. This is a great opportunity for recent college graduates or soon to be college graduates to build skills in the Social Services field and gain experience working with troubled youth. The Youth Worker will have extensive direct contact with youth in a daily living setting and will act as a role model and also a facilitator for daily activities. As a Youth Worker, you will learn how to manage a crisis and calm down individuals who are angry or unable to manage other emotions. You will lead groups designed to teach skills and help children learn to communicate and interact appropriately. Most importantly, you’ll learn to build relationships with youth that help build a foundation for them to heal.
Youth Workers benefit from a career ladder. Education and experience determine starting pay, and with more training and experience, become eligible for raises. We also offer a great benefits package for eligible employees.
All employees must have a High School Diploma (or equivalent), pass criminal history, child abuse, and sex offender checks and complete a physical and TB test.
PM and Overnight shifts available in both our Shelter and Residential Program.
Shift Differential available for PM shifts.
- Teaches life skills daily and implements each student's treatment plan
- Assists other Youth Workers in providing safety and ongoing supervision, counseling, teaching, and support of youth in the unit
- Assists the team in ongoing documentation, communication, and monitoring of significant events of the youth and communicates this information to team members
- Performs other duties as assigned
- High school diploma or equivalent required
- One year of relevant experience preferred
- Knowledge of child care practices, human growth, and development issues including an understanding of the range of treatment needed by the youth served
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Personal characteristics and experiential background that will provide appropriate care for children to win their respect, to guide them in their development, to manage a home for them effectively, and to participate in the overall treatment program designed for them
- Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (birth – 18 years of age) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavioral disorders
- Able to be trained in basic skills in first aid and the identification of medical need
- Must be able to provide appropriate care and supervision of youth at all times
- Must be able to follow and consistently implement the policies and procedures of the agency
- Must be able to handle confidential information appropriately
- Valid driver's license with a driving record that is insurable under agency’s insurance
- If required and authorized to drive personal vehicle on agency business, must have automobile insurance that meets agency policy
- Must be able to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and clients
- Must be able to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics in the service population