Reports To: Residential House Supervisor
Beginning Pay: $12.35 – 13.00 per hour
Full-time, set schedule position working 3 days during the work week, 8 hour shifts (2:30pm – 10:30pm), and one, 14 hour shift on the weekend (8:30am – 10:30pm). The Youth Development Specialist (Specialist) position, provides direct care for children and youth living in an open residential program. Specialists see to the physical and emotional needs of the children and youth who have experienced some form of abuse and/or neglect. Specialists will model and teach appropriate social skills while working closely with a staff therapist to implement individualized treatment plans. This role demands an individual with strong relationship building skills, physical and emotional stamina and an ability to work in a team environment in order to provide a family like setting. Specialists act in a parental role by meeting basic needs of youth.
High School diploma or equivalent required. Associates and/or Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Youth Ministries, Criminal Justice and/or Communications is a plus. Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record is required. Those interested in a career in the child welfare field or those with a desire to help struggling children and teenagers are encouraged to apply.
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