Sr Youth Worker (21715)

Overview

City:
Duluth
State:
MN
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Youth
Employment Status:
Part Time

Description

 

Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans.  Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve.  We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees.  Consider joining us!

As the Sr Youth Worker (Facility Based) you will provide a welcome, support, basic needs and encouragement to youth experiencing homelessness ages 16-24 or children and adolescents who have been placed in 24/7 shelter for care.  You will provide coverage to shelter during all open hours, conduct intake and support youth at the time of departure, assist with the provision of basic needs and work with each child or youth to make a daily plan. The Sr Youth Worker (Facility Based) will provide a consistent, safe and supportive milieu to for each individual within an environment where the population served may present with a high level of need and the population served may change quickly and within a single shift. In this role, you will develop positive relationships with children or youth to help them identify immediate needs and /or plan or create next steps toward stability and how to advance towards those steps. You will also respond to crisis and emergent needs of youth seeking shelter or children and adolescents being placed in care.

Minimum Requirements

 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work or related field plus 1-year experience working with youth or experience in lieu of degree preferred.   Experience with homeless, at-risk youth or children or youth who have been removed from their homes.  
  • Effective working knowledge of positive youth development, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care preferred. 
  • Training and competency may be required in the following areas: (Requirements based on program and licensing standards).
  • Blood Borne Pathogens,
  • Child Safety Restraints
  • Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI)
  • Mandated Reporting
  • CPR & FA for infants, children, and Adults
  • SUIDS and Prevention of Head Trauma
  • Runaway Prevention
  • Emergency policies and procedures
  • Gender-based needs
  • GLBTQ needs and resources
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.
  • Must be able to pass a DHS level background check.
  • Must be able to pass a driver’s eligibility check.

Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability. It is the expectation that all LSS/CHS employees will behave in a manner that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety, and respect.


LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.