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Youth Support Specialist

Company: Professional Services Group, Inc.
Location: Sheboygan
Posted on: September 17, 2022

Job Description:

Professional Services Group, Inc. Description: PSG/CIP is a multi-service community-based social services organization that fulfills its mission of helping individuals and families to achieve their greatest potential through dynamic, cost effective and innovative programming responsive to the needs of diverse communities.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.WHY WORK FOR PSG/CIP?

  • Be part of a great team that is passionate and dedicated to making a difference in the community!
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Professional development trainings
  • Great work-life balance
  • Competitive benefits package, including: paid time off and company holidays; health, vision, dental, and life insurance; short and long term disability; 401k and profit sharing.SALARY: $20.00 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. Requirements:
      • 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.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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