DreamTree Project | Teen Service Specialist

Job Title: 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 jobs@dreamtreeproject.org