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Youth Support Specialist Job Description

DESCRIPTION
A Youth Support Specialist has genuine interest in working with youth, families, and the community. The YSS collaborates closely with O-I-See Youth team, direct management, and parents while working with youth in a one-to one setting 4-10 times per month. Youth empowerment is nurtured through support, guidance, and teaching while much of the one-to- one is in a “doing” atmosphere. The goals encompass career, personal, social, emotional, treatment, and academic success.

DUTIES

  • Serves as a representative of O-I-See Youth Strategies to interested individuals,
    professionals, community groups, and future O-I-See Youth training requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with owner, managers, tutors, and fellow Youth Support Specialists in
    a team setting.
  • Develop a personal and positive rapport with individual youth, individual family members,
    and local agents.
  • Connect Youth and family with needed community resources specific to their needs.
  • Ensure meetings are enjoyable and comfortable with proper preparation, materials, snacks,
  • etc.
  • Establish attainable goals for individual youth and families through review writing and
    sessions.
  • Clarify learning style and/or personality type for youth.
  • Plan, coordinate, and maintain monthly youth and family schedules by the 5th, 10th, and 15th
    of every prior month.
  • Collaborate with families while creating proper reports for direct management, notes for
    key team members, and attend assigned meetings.
  • Work confidently with people from diverse backgrounds and age levels.
  • Maintain communication and flexibility for families, team, and business needs.
    Assist in maintenance, organization, and cleanliness for office space and vehicles.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in human services, social work, sociology, psychology, criminal justice,
    education or
    • o Human Services 2 year degree with youth experience comparable to a 4 year bachelor’s
      degree.
  • At least 1 year of experience working with all ages of youth. Examples: Childcare, tutoring,
    mentoring, youth counselor, and other educational.
  • Knowledge of community, community partnerships, and resources for St Croix County, Wisconsin, and United States.
  • Ability to use logic, problem solving skills, and reasoning to identify the strengths and challenges of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches.
  • Knowledge of human development and theory for youth 5-17 years of age.
  • Passion for youth advocacy and success.
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, and able to multi-task.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, auto insurance, and a driving record free from major violations for the past five (5) years.
  • Employee must become and maintain First Aid and CPR certification.
  • Must pass a criminal background check.
  • 1 year commitment for youth and family consistency.

SALARY RANGE
$24,960 (hourly 12) – $33,280 (hourly 16) ($29,120 Median – hourly 14)

OISYS’ salary range DOES NOT include the salary that full-time benefits adds to this position. The average salary amount that OISYS benefits adds to salary is $5000 a year. As of June of 2018, Indeed listed the most reported salary, in Wisconsin, was $30,389 for this type of position.

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This will help determine whether OISYS is the best fit to help the individual youth reach the next level of knowledge. Maybe not a fit? We have a list of referral professionals that might be a better fit within your community.

Services are provided either at our office located at 901 4th Street, Hudson WI, the OISYS House located at 426 Oak Street, Hudson WI, or at a location within a 15 mile radius of the OISYS establishments.

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Telephone: (715) 441-4214
Email: info@oiseeyouth.com
Location: 901 4th Street
Hudson WI 54016

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