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DreamTree Project is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.


Open Position —
Teen Service Specialist

Reports to
Program Director

Position Status
Full-time/Part-time regular non-exempt employee at 16 – 36 hours/week

Youth Care Workers

  • Provide service with integrity, respect, empathy, and confidentiality to youth and their families.

  • Create a safe and structured environment to provide service that is trauma-informed and is consistent with the principles of positive youth development.

Education & Experience Requirements
High school diploma/G.E.D combined with one year education/training with the target population or one year relevant experience in a human services related field.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct intake and discharge interviews with residents.  Pass on complex intake referrals to Shelter Case manager.

  • Supervise youth in accordance with DreamTree Project policies and procedures.

  • Plan / participate in daily activities, including meals, chores, and recreational activities.

  • Complete all shift documentation, including but not limited to logs, notes, incident reports, and consequence contracts.

  • Perform urinalysis tests as required.

  • Perform room searches for prohibited items as scheduled and as needed.

  • Transport youth in agency vehicles to appointments, activities, school, and other venues.

  • Answer the agency phone and cell phone, including checking voicemail and returning calls promptly.

  • Attend one-on-one meetings with Program Director as scheduled.

  • Attend weekly Staff Meeting.

  • Communicate facility maintenance needs promptly.

  • Maintain facility security (e.g., lock and close all doors and windows when leaving).

  • Participate in the on-call phone rotation schedule

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Maintain clean driving record based on DreamTree Project insurance requirements.

Overnight Responsibilities

  • Enter data into tracking systems.

  • Prepare and maintain files and blank forms.

  • Prepare daily schedule, including activities, menu, and appointments.

  • Check youth in rooms every 10 to 20 minutes throughout the shift.

  • Maintain security for Casitas, including a nightly walk of the property, responding to calls from youth, and checking youth in rooms at least once a night.

  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply please send a current resume and cover letter to