Youth Shelter Care Specialist 3rd Shift
DEPARTMENT: Human Services
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Recruitment will be ongoing
Why apply today?
Employees enjoy the following benefits: health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, participation in the Wisconsin Retirement System, vacation, paid holidays, sick time, and more! We have a $2/hr pay differential for working 3rd shift and an additional $1/hr for weekend hours worked. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:15 P.M – 6:15 A.M
PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:
Provides direct care and services to the residents of Winnebago County DHS Shelter Care as directed/guided by the Shelter Care Supervisor, Care Advocate Specialists and other professional staff. Provides a safe, secure and positive environment. Complete necessary and required paperwork for all youth residents and the facility.
Provides direct care and services to all of the children and youth at the shelter care facility. Actively engages youth residents in educational, recreational, intellectual and life skills activities. Provides formal and informal groups, programming and learning opportunities. Encourages and supports resident positive pro-social behavior.
Maintains the facility and daily operations. Ensures the basic needs of the youth are met, including but not limited to nutritional food preparation and medication monitoring. Purchases needed food and supplies; clean and organize the facility. Provides youth transportation to school, work, court, recreational activities and other appointments as needed.
Completes all paperwork as required by the agency and state licensing rules and regulations. Follows all agency and licensing rules and regulations of the facility. Performs intake and discharge processes. Observes and records behavior of the residents. Shares written and verbal information with appropriate parties. Completes and documents all required training within required timeframes.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING, AND CERTIFICATION:
A high school education with a minimum of 1 year of post high school education, training or experience (paid or volunteer) that has provided the skills and knowledge necessary to provide proper care to children and youth living in a temporary living environment who may be experiencing significant trauma. Preference given to individuals who have a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited institution of higher learning, preferably in social work, psychology, or a related field.
Must possess a valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
Must provide evidence of meeting or exceeding the minimum automobile liability insurance requirements contained in the Winnebago County Travel Ordinance.
Reports to Human Service Program Supervisor – Shelter Care.
Works with client youth and families, as well as staff from WCDHS, circuit courts, DA’s office, schools, placement settings, and other agencies/programs.
COUNTY APPLICATION REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION:
A Winnebago County application MUST BE COMPLETELY FILLED OUT to be considered for this position (do not use “see attached”) and can be found at https://www.co.winnebago.wi.us/human-resources Mail the completed and signed application form to PO Box 2808, Oshkosh, WI 54903-2808. You can also complete the application form and email it to us (see our web site listed above for email address) or drop it off in person at 112 Otter Avenue, Oshkosh, WI.
Deadline Note: Recruitment is ongoing.