02 Oct
Youth Shelter Counselor
Wisconsin, Madison

Briarpatch Youth Services has an exciting job opportunity for a skilled professional. The agency is a dynamic non-profit community organization that has served Dane County since 1971. Briarpatch provides a broad array of services to more than 3,000 runaway, homeless, at-risk, and court-involved youth annually.Job Title: Youth Shelter CounselorDescription: The Briarpatch Runaway and Homeless Youth Program is recruiting part-time counselors to work in our temporary shelter for runaway and homeless youth.Qualifications: Experience working or volunteering with teens and a background in education, social work, or human services is preferred. College students are encouraged to apply.Experience working in a youth shelter or group home setting is preferred along with the ability to work with youth from diverse cultures and backgrounds.Duties & Responsibilities: Oversees the daily activities of youth staying in the agency’s temporary shelter facility.Records documentation of client services and required paperwork in accordance with state licensing rules and agency standards.Helps youth staying in the shelter with meal preparation, completion of daily chores, completion of laundry and similar household responsibilities as needed.Maintains a working knowledge of shelter policies and procedures.Provides brief counseling to youth staying in the shelter.Supervises shelter clients during recreational outings.Performs other duties as assigned.Hours: Hours vary and include shifts throughout the week (8:30a - 4:30p, 4:00p - 12:00a, and 11:00p - 9:00a). Up to 20 hrs/week.Transportation: Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record that allows operation of agency-owned vehicles.Compensation Package: Starting pay is $15.00 per hour.To apply, candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm on October 19, 2018 to: Briarpatch Youth ServicesAttn: Taylor Rozman, Shelter Manager2720 Rimrock RoadMadison, WI 53713-3337Or EmailNo calls or recruiters please.Briarpatch Youth Services is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.Job Type: Part-timeSalary: $15.00 /hourExperience:youth work: 2 years (Preferred)