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Youth Support Specialist

Company: Professional Services Group, Inc.
Location: Sheboygan
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

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 situations.Attend youth/family team meetings.Report youth progress to the CCS case manager at Sheboygan County Department of Human Services and make appropriate recommendations.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 laws. 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 Services.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 services.Ability to follow directions and implement recommendations.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 PI187400735

Keywords: Professional Services Group, Inc., Sheboygan , Youth Support Specialist, Other , Sheboygan, Wisconsin

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