Youth Program Specialist II

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Sep 25, 2021
Full time Other Behavioral Health Positions

Job Description

Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of Nebraska youth? The Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney is looking for Team Players to work with other professionals in providing life skill training, recreational activities, and safety and treatment services to youth at the YRTC-K. Youth Security Specialists earn $17.00/hour plus shift differential. Our employees receive excellent benefits that include health insurance, retirement, and paid leave. In addition, many of our jobs are eligible for student loan forgiveness. Full-Time and Part-Time positions available. Be a part of the YRTC-K Mission - Helping youth live better lives through effective services, giving youth the chance to become law-abiding citizens. 

Location: YRTC-K 2802 30th Ave. Kearney, NE 68845 

Work Schedule: 2:00p.m. to 10:00p.m. including weekends and holidays 

Examples of Work

As a Youth Program Specialist II, you will supervise youth in daily and evening activities which includes school, recreation, and meal times, document behavior, respond to crisis situations, and serve as a role model to the youth. May be required to transport youth. Work will include physical stamina/strength, standing, walking, and occasional lifting and the ability to physically intervene if needed. 

Job Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver's license.

PREFERRED: coursework/training in; social work, criminal justice, counseling and guidance, human development and the family, psychology, mental health care, education, social/behavioral sciences, human services or related area; OR Experience in: child or youth care, teaching, foster care delinquency prevention, juvenile court systems, community work related to children and youth, behavioral health systems, patient care, nursing or other areas involving contact or interaction with youth or families. 

Other Salary Information

$16.01 hour with shift differential

Loan Forgiveness?