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Youth Care Specialist

SCHEDULE: Full time position 5 days a week 3pm-10pm; plus additional hours for staff meetings and supervision. However, this schedule may be adjusted according to the needs of the program.

WAGE/BENEFITS: $20.00 per hour (plus additional +$2.00 for eligible overnight hours worked and potential +$.50 for staff with Bachelor's Degree in: Psychology, Counseling, Social Work, Mental Health, Human Development or a related field). Janus offers an excellent benefits program including medical, dental, life & long-term disability insurance; EAP; 401(k) and paid time off (varied eligibility waiting periods apply). Voluntary optional coverage is also available.

Applications for all positions may be forwarded to appropriate similar positions within Janus Youth Programs. Positions may vary by location, pay structure, union, and supervisory staff.

The Youth Care Specialist is responsible for carrying out the daily routines of an independent living program for LGBTQ youth on parole and probation, ages 18-24, who are re-entering the community from incarceration or structured residential settings. This position will assist the Senior Youth Care Specialist with client community safety planning, activity planning, and skill development. A minimum of 50% of your shift will be spent delivering billable skills training as per the clients Service Plan.

In addition the Youth Care Specialist is responsible for supervision, skill development, crisis intervention, and follows through with clients regarding their Service plan, for up to twelve clients at any given time. This could include crisis management while still covering the floor and attending to the safety of other clients as well as tracking community clients all at the same time. Therefore it requires extensive exercise of independent direction and judgment as the Rivera House typically is only staffed with two staff per shift.

This position description is intended to give the reader a general idea of the overall purpose and the main activities and responsibilities that are intrinsic to this position. While this description is intended to be representative, it is not intended to be limiting.

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