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Youth Worker - Youth Competency

Company: Professional Services Group
Location: Kenosha
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Salary: $17.00 an hour plus $1,000 sign on bonus This position provides intensive treatment to severely delinquent youth and their families. This position also monitors and supports youth, and assists in the follow-through and success of each youth's treatment. Services include individual, group, and family counseling, structured activities, curfew checks, crisis intervention, school support, assessment, and referral.Key Responsibilities:Interview and evaluate clients and families to complete the intake process.Analyze client situations, capabilities, and problems to determine services required to meet the treatment needs of the client.Formulate, implement, evaluate and review individual client treatment plans.Formulate and facilitate treatment/educational group sessions for clients on a weekly basis.Exercise judgment to intervene as an advocate for clients in emergency and crisis situations.Monitor client behavior by conducting in-person visits each workday.Attend client/family court proceedings.Report client behavior to courts and Kenosha County Department of Human Services and make appropriate recommendations.Formulate units, monthly reports, and discharge summaries per program standards.Organize and facilitate structured group, individual, and/or family activities on a weekly basis.Ability to operate a motor vehicle safely and obey all traffic laws. Must have reliable transportation on a daily basis, a valid driver's license, and automobile insurance.Safely transport clients as needed.Other duties as assigned..

Education:Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice, or other related fields.The position must keep current on information pertaining to client/family needs through seminars, trainings, media, text, and research.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to read, speak and write clearly in English.Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in establishing work schedule.Must be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with the Department of Human Services.Must establish and maintain productive and professional relationships with clients, colleagues, the school district, and other community agencies.Must maintain client confidentiality.Ability to prioritize and make appropriate decisions.Ability to work independently and effectively manage time.Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.Ability to provide culturally, ethnically, and gender-sensitive services.Ability to follow directions and implement recommendations.Possess creativity in identifying problems and solutions.Ability to self-motivate and remain on task.Knowledge and compliance with policies and procedures as detailed in the personnel policy and procedure manual.PSG/CIP is committed to recruiting a diverse staff and to creating a culture that supports continuous growth and development for our employees, management, and clients. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status PI160671404

Keywords: Professional Services Group, Kenosha , Youth Worker - Youth Competency, Other , Kenosha, Wisconsin

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