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Youth Support Worker

Company: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network
Location: Milford
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

COME DEMONSTRATE YOUR PASSION FOR CHILD & FAMILY EMPOWERMENT BY JOINING THE WAYSIDE TEAM!*SIGN ON BONUS OF $2000!! ($1000 AFTER 30 DAYS; $1000 AFTER 90 DAYS)***At Wayside, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative, and equity- focused community that approaches client care as a matter of social justice. Wayside is one of Massachusetts' most respected child and family serving agencies with program locations across Central, Eastern and Northeastern Massachusetts serving more than 6,000 children, young adults, and families each year.
Wayside thinks of our employees as whole people and invests in benefits to support employee wellness.

  • Tuition, training & student loan reimbursement
  • PTO Package: 3 Wellness Days (time off), 9 Paid Holidays, Up to 3 weeks of vacation (in your first year)
  • A learning environment - free training institute with thought leaders, CEU trainings & program trainings, etc.
  • Financial health supports
  • Equity focused medical benefits
  • Teamwork atmosphere
  • Career development support - a great place to grow your career!!!Youth & Family Support Worker - Community BasedSalary Range : $17-$21/hourDo you want a job connecting with youth in the field of behavioral health? Wayside Youth & Family Support Network is hiring for dynamic Youth & Family Support Workers at our site! We provide a supportive culture that is team-focused and places valueon healthy work dynamics.What you will do:
    • Provide culturally informed therapeutic interventions to children, young adults, and their families, that promote skill building in the life domains of: social functioning, symptom management, coping skills and activities of daily living.
    • Collaborate with all members of the team to ensure continuity in treatment, services, and messages delivered.
    • Provide both "soft" services (mentoring, counseling, skill-building) with identified clients as well as "hard" services including transportation, referrals, accessing concrete services such as furniture, food, etc.
    • Serve as an advocate and attend meetings with the family and as requested by the youth and/or family.Competencies/Traits of Our Superstars:
      • Talent connecting with people
      • Strong communication skills -both written and verbal
      • Ability to assess and manage risk
      • Flexibility and creative thinking with an ability to adaptMinimum Requirements :
        • High School Diploma plus at least 5 years experience working directly with children, young adults, and/or families OR
        • Associates Degree in Social Work or related field plus at least 3 years experience working with children, young adults, and /or families OR
        • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, or related field plus at least 1 year of direct experience working with children, young adults, and /or families
        • Valid driver's license /access to reliable automobileWe will train you in : Motivational Interviewing; Courageous Conversations ; Trauma Informed Practice
          Wayside welcomes equity-minded applicants whose values align with our goal of being a child welfare and behavioral health agency committed to anti-racism, social justice, and advocacy. Successful candidates are asked to be engaged in Wayside's dedication to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
          Bilingual/bicultural and LGBTQ+ applicants are encouraged to apply!

Keywords: Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Worcester , Youth Support Worker, Other , Milford, Massachusetts

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