Intensive Support Services (ISS) provides mentoring, crisis intervention, individual counseling, and evidenced-based group programs to Marathon County youth and their families. The Youth Worker meets with youth and families to provide electronic monitoring and substance testing as directed by Marathon County enabling youth to safely remain in the community while working towards their goals and fulfilling their court ordered obligations. This position meets with clients primarily in the community.
The Youth Worker empowers youth and families through strengths-based interactions and support following the service plan. This position works with youth and families on skill development such as advocating for their needs, increasing communication, coping, problem-solving, decision-making, managing emotions, resolving conflict, developing a natural support system, and addressing any other social needs. The Youth Worker also provides resources and encourages connection with natural supports and community involvement to work toward identified goals.
- Ability to maintain and promote positive working relationships with others
- Understanding of and experience providing services using person-centered, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma-Informed Care, and harm reduction approaches
- Ability to work well with individuals from diverse economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds and LGBTQ+ identities
- Maintain confidentiality, boundaries, and exercise good judgment
- Knowledge of community resources
- Strong and oral and written communication
- Proficient computer skills required, including use of Microsoft Office products and ability to learn
- High School Diploma or equivalent, Bachelor’s Degree in human services field preferred
- At least one year of experience working with youth in Mental Health &/or Substance Abuse field
- Pre-employment background check
- Valid driver’s license and automobile with insurance
- Ascribe to & champion The Difference Principles