Youth Support Specialist
Company: Professional Services Group, Inc.
Posted on: June 24, 2022
Professional Services Group, Inc.Description:
The Youth Support Specialist provides skill building and support to
youth referred to the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS)
Program. This position also supports and assists youth in the
follow through and success of their individualized goals. Services
include individual structured recreational activities that build
social skills, crisis intervention, school support and parent
contact. SALARY: $17 an hourESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- Analyze youth capabilities, strengths and problems to determine
the services required to meet the unique needs of youth.
- Implement, evaluate and review youth goals in collaboration
with team members, youth and their families.
- Exercise judgment to intervene as an advocate for youth in
school, the community and during emergency and crisis
- Attend youth/family team meetings.
- Report youth progress to the CCS case manager at Sheboygan
County Department of Human Services and make appropriate
- Complete proper documentation per program standards, including
note/billing, monthly reports, and discharge summaries.
- Organize and facilitate individual meetings and structured
recreational activities that assist youth in developing pro-social
skills and connections.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and obey all traffic
- Safely transport clients as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Must have reliable transportation on a daily basis, a valid
driver's license and automobile insurance. Education and Training:
- Must have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology,
Criminal Justice, or other related field.
- Position must keep current on information pertaining to
youth/family needs through seminars, trainings, media, text, and
research.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to read, speak and write clearly in English.
- Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in
establishing work schedule.
- Must meet CCS training requirements and be able to work
cooperatively and collaboratively with the Department of Human
- Must establish and maintain productive and professional
relationships with youth, colleagues, the school district, and
other community agencies.
- Must maintain client confidentiality.
- Ability to prioritize and make appropriate decisions.
- Ability to work independently and effectively manage time.
- Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to provide culturally, ethnically and gender sensitive
- Ability to follow directions and implement
- Possess creativity in identifying problems and solutions.
- Ability to self motivate and remain on task.
- Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures as
detailed in the employee guide and manual.
- Ability to operate standard office equipment including
telephone, fax, copy machine, shredder and computers with various
software programs.Work Environment:This position operates in a
professional office environment as well as within the community.
This position is required to go into client homes and any other
setting necessary to provide services. This position routinely uses
standard office equipment such as computers with various software
programs, phones, photocopiers, shredders, filing cabinets and fax
machines. Exposure to environmental conditions such as air
conditioning, dust, odors, and outdoor weather conditions occur.
Exposure to household pets may occur.Physical Requirements:While
performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly
required to: converse and communicate with others; possess close
visual acuity which allows employee to view a computer monitor,
read documents and safely operate a motor vehicle; remain in a
stationary position and move about within the office, client homes
and the community; and operate a computer and other office
technology. This position occasionally is required to move objects
and children weighing up to 20 pounds.Travel:Travel is primarily
local during the business day.Client Caseload and Hours of
Work:This position will maintain a caseload determined by intensity
of services. The hours of work for this position are varied, but
typically are Monday through Friday during the business hours of
9:00 am and 6:00 pm. However, the position may require several
evenings per week and occasional weekends to accommodate the needs
of program clients, primarily during the school year. Position must
be available via cell phone 24/7, unless other coverage
arrangements have been made.Attendance:This position requires
regular and reliable punctuality and attendance.Duties:This job
description is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of
duties, responsibilities and abilities that may be required of the
employee. PSG reserves the right to change or assign other duties,
responsibilities and abilities to the position as needed, with or
without notice. Equal Employment
Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status
Keywords: Professional Services Group, Inc., Sheboygan , Youth Support Specialist, Other , Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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