Shelter & Transitional Adolescent Resources (STAR) Program
Do you expect something more for your career? Bring your skills and talents to a role where you’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact. We are looking for a motivated and dedicated professional to fill the role of Youth Support Specialist!
If you are adept at multi-tasking and embrace playing an integral role in changing the lives of the youth we want to talk to you!
This Position Will:
The Youth Support Specialist works actively within the emergency shelter and transitional living program to implement individual and group programs, guidance and support through the care, supervision, monitoring, and direction of the residents’ encompassing activities related to residents’ safety, crisis stabilization, health, education, and welfare as well as care for the physical environment and maintain appropriate records.
The Ideal Candidate Will Possess a High School Diploma is Required/GED is required but Bachelor’s Degree is preferred in human services or related field or 5 years equivalent experience.
Allendale’s rich heritage is based upon 125 years of meeting society’s needs by determining new ways to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and families who have endured tremendous devastation and loss. We embrace challenge; we seek out new ways to learn and to grow along with families, regardless of their circumstance or what brought them to us. That is WHO we have always been, and WHO we continue to be today. Our goal is to provide safe homes, high-quality specialized education and vocational training options; and clinical services to children and their families while recovering from severe childhood trauma. We focus on helping youth who have progressed in treatment and are working toward self-sufficiency or returning to their home environment. Our programs emphasize community involvement and community integration as part of the individualized treatment goals.