Residential Youth Development Specialist (2nd and 3rd shift)
Milwaukee, WI 
Posted 23 days ago
Job Description
**$500.00 bonus available to new hires after 3 months of service**


Youth Development Specialist are integral in designing and implementing opportunities for youth to learn and practice new skills within a therapeutic 24 hour care environment.  Youth Development Specialists assist in planning and monitoring daily activities of youth within the milieu of 24 hour care.  Youth Development Specialist provides supportive services to youth based on their service plans and program goals

• Interacts with clients in a positive and therapeutic manner according to policy, procedure, training and Agency Guiding Beliefs.
• Provide active supervision of clients at all times within assigned staffing ratios.
• Plan and facilitate client activities/daily routines to include unit groups and specific programming as determined by manager.
• Provide oversight/support to clients, client families, and ancillary service providers while clients are participating in community-based activities (pass, school, work, attending services/programs) as indicated per program.
• Maintain and document regular contact with individuals/agencies outside of the program providing services for/associated with clients.
• Observe, assess, and document client activity per agency/program standards (client logs, incident reports, behavior management logs).
• Attend child/family team meetings/reviews and provide verbal and written input per agency/program standards.
• Facilitate and document clients self-administration of medications in accurate and timely manner.


• Minimum of 1 year experience with At Risk Youth.
• High school diploma required.
• Ability to attend initial and ongoing training, which meets agency/program and licensing standards.
• Ability to rotate shift if need arises.
• Ability to display cultural competence by responding respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, languages, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, religions and other diversity  factors in a manner that recognizes, affirms and values the worth of individuals, families and communities and protects and preserves the dignity of each.
• Basic computer and keyboarding skills desirable.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to operate a panel van to transport clients. 
• Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and proof of liability insurance.
• Ability to use vehicle for work related duties according to the agency’s insurance liability standards.
Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and
Individual with Disabilities


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Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Hours per Week
Work Hours (i.e. shift)
Salary and Benefits
• Salary based on education and experience • Health, dental and vision plans • Flexible spending accounts available • Agency paid life insurance and Long Term Disability • 403B and Pension plan • Generous PTO (paid time off) • 8 paid holidays
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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