Youth Support Specialist
We are currently hiring for a Youth Support Specialist at O-I-See Youth Strategies!
JOB DESCRIPTION: A Youth Support Specialist collaborates closely with the whole O-I-See Youth team while working with youth, in a one-on-one setting, 4-10 times per month. Youth empowerment is nurtured through support and guidance while the goals encompass mentoring, daily living skills, or individual skill development. Case load ranges from 6 to 9 youth. This position is expected to have Manager on Duty tasks, for the first 6 months of employment, until youth work load is considered full. Since we are seeking the best candidate, OISYS will consider full or part time. Full time benefits include health insurance, dental insurance, Simple IRA, long term disability, short term disability, life insurance, paid vacation, and paid holidays.
JOB LOCATION: Offices are located in Hudson WI with required travel within St. Croix County. Mileage reimbursement is available when personal vehicle is used for youth sessions.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in human services, social work, psychology, education, or closely related field is required. Individual must have knowledge of human development and theory for youth 5-17 years of age, must be well-organized, self-motivated, pay attention to detail, be flexible with various changes, and able to multi-task. Applicant must pass a criminal background check, driving check, have a valid driver's license, and car insurance. A 1 year commitment is preferred for team, youth, and family consistency. Hours do vary, but most consistently are after school hours required until 8:30pm (the latest) Monday through Friday during the school year.
HOW TO APPLY: Please send cover letter, resume, request for full or part time, and 4 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. At least one letter of recommendation is encouraged for initial application.
"I cannot speak anything but positive words regarding O-I-See Youth Strategies' compassion, intelligence, and gifts for working with children. I was always impressed by their kindness and patience with myself, partner, and son. We were frequently provided with communication regarding progress, and the professionals addressed any concerns that arose during each session. They were willing to provide alternative ideas and approaches to difficulties in an open and non-judgmental fashion. Most importantly, my son loved working at O-I-See Youth Strategies, which was demonstrated by his enthusiasm and tremendous progress.” –Hudson, WI parent of 8th and 3rd grade youth