Position: Youth Development Specialist
Reports To: Residential House Supervisor
Beginning Pay Range: $18.00 a hour *plus $2.00 a hour in temporary incentive pay
**$1000 sign on bonus for YDS new hires
Want to make a difference in the lives of children and youth who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect? Do 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 folks 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 are actively pursuing inclusion and diversity in our work. We do not discriminate. We are respectful of religious values. We do not create barriers to being mentors and foster or adoptive parenting solely on the basis of sexual orientation or family structure.
D.A. Blodgett – St. Johns is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or
applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, or disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Multi-lingual skills are highly valued at DABSJ.
Applicants being considered for hire must pass a central registry clearance check and criminal background check to be eligible for employment. Applicants must also pass a drug test before beginning work. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification of further employment consideration. Failure to pass the pre-employment test will disqualify the applicant from employment for a period of six months.