Lead Youth Worker
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota - Duluth, MN

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LSS Renaissance is a transitional living program that provides housing and 24-hour support services to six homeless youth, ages 16-20. Residents receive intensive case management services, focused on independent living skills development, with a goal of preventing future homelessness. Youth Worker staff oversees resident daily activities, providing guidance, supervision, counseling, and encouragement, frequently as the only staff person on duty. Lead Youth Worker assumes additional responsibilities, including the review and monitoring of shift logs and other documentation, performing required facility and equipment checks, preparing staffing and on-call schedules, assisting youth as they move into permanent housing, and other duties.

Requirements: Combination of relevant education and experience is required. Bachelor's degree in Social Work or related human services field is preferred. Required experience includes working with similar clientele, and/or extensive personal or professional experience with issues facing homeless and street-involved youth.

Required training (can be obtained after hire): CPR/First Aid certification, Blood-born Pathogens, Crisis Prevention Intervention, Mandatory Reporting.

Ability to work all shifts, including availability to cover on-call shifts.

Strong communication skills, and ability to build rapport with youth and adults.

Able to promote a positive, supportive, and collaborative atmosphere among staff and residents

Application Deadline: 2/1/2013

Application Contact: An application is required and may be submitted online via our website at www.lssmn.org/employment

Position Information: Full time position. Hiring Range $22,682 to $26,400 annually. LSS is committed to a total compensation philosophy which encompasses base salary, benefits, a flexible work environment and opportunities for development. Posted 1/16/13.