To assist in the day to day operation at Owens Place by engaging and empowering youth and young adults to actively participate in activities and groups at Owens Place. The Support Staff position will use their own recovery to assist, engage and encourage service recipients. The Support Staff Worker will help develop the recipient’s leadership and confidence, while helping motivate them to take ownership of their lives.
This position is also responsible for establishing and maintaining a welcoming environment that can build the independent living skills of youth/young adults that include the critical domains of functioning i.e. working, living, learning, belonging, healing and safety. Center hours are Monday -Thursday 11:00 am -7:00 pm, Friday 2:00-6:00 pm, and Saturdays 11:00 am -3:00 pm.
Adheres to St. Charles Youth and Family Services Policies and Procedures.
Interacts with clients in a positive and therapeutic manner according to policy, procedure, training and Agency Guiding Beliefs.
Provide staffing of all activities at Owens place.
Provide support and oversight while young adults are utilizing the computers.
Organize & maintain Owens Place.
Participate in and monitor daily scheduled events at Owens Place.
Develop a strong relationship with all members of Owens Place, internally and externally.
Establish appropriate boundaries with clients.
Communicate effectively using verbal and written communication skills.
Maintain client confidentiality within all written and verbal communications.
Support the goals of the agency mission/vision.
Provide conflict resolution to young adults.
Establish healing relationship with service recipients that are trauma free.
Provide adequate supervision and a safe environment for all visitors.
Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
High school diploma or GED required.
At least 18 years of age.
Bilingual candidate preferred (English/Spanish).
Ability to communicate effectively and problem solve with peers.
Understands and operates under a model of strength-based service using an individualized centered approach.
General knowledge of computers with the ability to use Internet, Microsoft office products, email and etc.
Ability to teach; present concepts, and curriculum to youth and young adults.
Valid Wisconsin Regular Driver’s License clear of major moving violations is preferred but not required.
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities