Youth Development Specialist

Youth Development Specialist

Youth Development Specialist

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Other - Full-time

****OPEN INTERVIEWS- December 15, 2021 10am-2pm

@ D.A. Blodgett St.Johns, 2355 Knapp St NE Grand Rapids, MI


Position: Youth Development Specialist
Reports To: Residential Program Supervisor
Beginning Pay Range: $15.00 a hour *plus $2.00 a hour temporary incentive pay
**$1000 sign on bonus

Want to make a difference in the lives of children and youth who have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect? Do you think you have the personality, skills and experience to thrive in an intense and fast-paced environment? If the answer is yes, D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s may be the place for you! Full time positions in a non-secure residential treatment program, providing youth-centered counseling, care, direction and support. Assure youth are physically and emotionally safe while working as part of a larger treatment team, teaching and modelling social, communication, decision making and conflict resolution skills in support of therapist-designed service plans. You will not find a better job to prepare you for a career working with kids or one that makes use of every bit of experience and ounce of compassion you have. Come join a team of amazing adults helping a community of amazing kids!

Qualifications: Experience working with children and youth with emotional and behavior challenges. High school diploma required, with some college education in psychology, social work, sociology, youth and family studies or related field preferred. Valid Driver’s License with a good driving record required.

D.A. Blodgett – St. Johns is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, height, weight, marital status, veteran status, or disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.
 Multi-lingual skills are highly valued at DABSJ.  

Applicants being considered for hire must pass a central registry clearance check and criminal background check to be eligible for employment. Applicants must also pass a drug test before beginning work. Refusal to submit to testing will result in disqualification of further employment consideration. Failure to pass the pre-employment test will disqualify the applicant from employment for a period of six months.