LUTHERAN SERVICES IN IOWA Youth Specialist in AMES, Iowa

"Society may have given up on these kids, and that's where we need to come in. We need to help, and that's what I'm here for." AJ, a Youth Associate at Beloit "I want to make a positive impact in our kids' lives. That's why I like being here. I'm able to make a difference." Katy, a Youth Specialist at Beloit If you have a passion for empowering some of Iowa's most vulnerable kids, Lutheran Services in Iowa is looking for you. Join our team at LSI's Beloit Residential Treatment Center in Ames by becoming a full-time OR part-time Youth Specialist! Many of the children we serve have experienced trauma or adverse experiences. It's our job and our privilege to empower them toward success. DutiesYouth Specialists work directly with the children on campus, providing them with structure and support in their daily lives. Every day, you can give these children the safe, positive, and therapeutic environment they need to thrive. The Youth Specialist's responsibilities include: - Facilitating and billing group and individual sessions - Assisting in daily chores - Completing appropriate documentation, such as daily logs - Providing appropriate activities to the children on our campus Salary and BenefitsOn top of being a family of caring teammates, LSI also offers a competitive salary and benefit package, including a 401(k), paid time off, and health, dental, life, and vision insurance. QualificationsCandidates are required to have one of the following: - A Bachelor's degree in a social science field - A Bachelor's degree in a non-social science field, plus 30 hours of child mental health training - An Associate's degree in a social science field, plus one year of experience in child mental health services, and actively and continuously pursuing a degree - A high school diploma or GED, plus a minimum of five years of child mental health service experience, and actively and continuously pursuing a degree This position requires a valid driver's license, auto insurance, a good driving record, and the ability to pass an extensive background check, including checks of the Dependent Adult and Child Abuse registries, the Sex Offender registry, and the criminal history check. Are you ready for the most challenging and rewarding adventure of your life? Join our LSI team today!For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.https://lsiowa.applicantpool.com/jobs/170066-17236.html