Youth Development Specialist
Our Vision: A safe, nurturing home for every child and a supportive community for every family.
Position: Youth Development Specialist
Reports To: Residential Program Supervisor
Beginning Pay Range: $15.00 per hour
Full Time 1st, 2nd & 3rd Shifts Available
Want to make a difference in the lives of children and youth who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect? Do you think you have the personality, skills and experience to thrive in an intense and fast-paced environment? If the answer is yes, D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is the place for you! As a Youth Development Specialist, you can make a difference in our Residential Programming; a program that is dedicated to creating better futures for children and families!
D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s is a private non-sectarian agency that serves vulnerable children and families from the entire community. Our core objectives are to strengthen families, help children heal from abuse and neglect, provide homes and help kids thrive.
About this Opportunity:
Full time positions in a non-secure residential treatment program. You will provide youth-centered counseling, care, direction and support. You will assure youth are physically and emotionally safe while working as part of a larger treatment team by teaching and modelling social, communication, decision making and conflict resolution skills in support of therapist-designed service plans. You will not find a better job to prepare you for a career working with kids or one that makes use of every bit of experience and ounce of compassion you have. Come join a team of amazing adults helping a community of amazing kids!
You will know you’re successful in this role when:
- Your team is effectively providing physical and emotional safety to youth in your care.
- Youth are succeeding in our Residential Program because of your presence.
- You are compliant with program policies and procedures.
Would you like to help us accomplish our mission as a Youth Development Specialist?
Our ideal candidate will have a passion for working with children, a background in child development or social work, and will preferably have a bachelor’s degree in a related field. Further, our ideal candidate will have childcare experience but this is not required.
You belong here: At DABSJ we work to create an inclusive workplace free of discrimination where all are welcomed and belong. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation/identity, height, weight, marital status, veterans status, disability, or other legally protected characteristic as required by law.