Youth Support Specialist
Boulder, CO HR
Job Type
Full-time, Part-time
Description

 

ABOUT TGTHR At TGTHR (formerly Attention Homes), we are building a movement that galvanizes communities, empowers young people, and puts an end to youth homelessness. We won’t stop until every young person is valued, empowered and safe. TGTHR is committed to building a culture of equity, inclusivity, and non-violence for all individuals. For more information, visit TGTHR.org. 

The following values guide all of our efforts: 

? We believe growth is rooted in relationships. 

? We believe in wildly celebrating resilience. 

? We believe there is strength in diversity. 

? We believe in promoting youth voices. 

? We believe that housing is a fundamental right. 

SUMMARY OF POSITION Chase House Direct Care staff provide 24 hr supervision and daily care for the youth receiving services and/or living at TGTHR. Our Direct Care employees play an integral role in providing structure for residents through the use of a cognitive behavioral program including the facilitation of groups, behavior management, building relationships with youth, providing consistency, and supporting life-skills acquisition. 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 

Program Participant Support 

? Create and maintain a safe, supportive living environment. 

? Assist in development and implementation of behavior plans and consistently apply program expectations through use of established behavior modification plan(s). 

? Participate in and facilitate youth groups. 

? Use crisis intervention techniques with program participants as needed. 

? Work with assigned program participants in the role of “sponsor” to further assist in providing case management of their file and provide one-on-one communication with the resident regarding placement progress. 

? Write placement and discharge summaries as they are due. 

? Daily logging of information into our database. 

? Be compassionate and empowering while holding participants accountable and 

maintaining clear professional boundaries. 

? Facilitate telephone screenings and intake questionnaires. 

? Monitor and record progress of school and/or work for program participants. 

? Transport participants in agency vehicles. 

? Assist with daily living skills while maintaining a safe and clean living environment. 

? Support staff in working from a team approach while making group decisions. 

? Attend all staff meetings and trainings as scheduled. 

? Accept and act upon feedback from team members and supervisor(s).

? Maintain open communication with resident treatment team, including case workers, probation officers, parents and others involved in residents’ case. 

? Seek out and attend external trainings to promote your development. 

? Perform other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 

Required: 

? BA/BS in a Social Science or related field OR 2 years of equivalent work experience

? Available to work evenings, weekends, overnights; and short notice shifts. 

? Commitment to continued education of social justice, especially the intersection of youth homelessness and race, sexuality, gender, ability, and socioeconomics. 

? Prior experience with homeless and/or vulnerable populations preferred. 

? Minimum 21 years of age. 

? Valid driver’s license required 

? Respect confidentiality and maintain dignity and integrity. 

? TGTHR's important work classifies our employees and program participants as high risk. Our staff's health, safety and ability to provide critical services remain our most important priorities. If you are hired, you will be required to prove that you have received the 

COVID-19 vaccine or are able to receive one within seven weeks of hire. 

Preferred: 

? Bilingual, Spanish preferred.  

Salary Description
$21.50 per hour