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Youth Support Specialist (Emma B Howe YMCA)

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Monday, March 4, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
8463 - Post until 3.18.2013
Coon Rapids, MN
Job Type
Employment Status
Salary, Full Benefits, Free Family Membership

Further information

We are very excited to announce that the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities has a new opening for a Youth Support Specialist to join our Emma B Howe YMCA team.

The Youth Support Specialist is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining services and programs that satisfy specific identified needs of youth. The incumbent demonstrates ethical behavior and maintains clear and healthy boundaries with youth while performing all aspects of their designated program.

The preferred candidate will have experience working with youth experiencing homelessness, precariously housed or at risk of becoming homeless in Anoka and Northwest Hennepin County.  Provide school-based outreach and case management to youth in transitional living program.

Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

  • Perform all case management functions and responsibilities in a youth focused, culturally competent manner. This includes but is not limited to needs assessment, case planning and management, documentation, etc.
  • Identify, make referrals to, and coordinate necessary and appropriate community resource programs.
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with peers, community and court appointed partners, youth support systems, resource staff to achieve established program plan goals.
  • Develop and maintain supportive, nurturing, and empowering relationships with youth.
  • Perform administrative duties to support the program as needed.

Qualifications - Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field (Human Services, Social Work, Corrections or Youth Development) or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience working in youth development to include case management, working with diverse, low income and at risk youth or related human service experience.
  • Demonstrated professionalism in the areas of time management, communication
  • Ability to effectively problem solve utilizing all resources available.
  • Must be able to work in an independent and self directed manner
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft office suite (Word and Excel)
  • Ability to obtain CPR, First Aid, AED certification with the first 30 days of employment
  • Ability to transport youth to meetings and activities.

Qualifications - Preferred

  • Bilingual (Spanish, Hmong)
  • Prior fundraising experience

 Physical Demands

  • Ability to perform a variety of physical activities with program participants which may include but are not limited to walking, standing for long periods of time, running, throwing and lifting up to 50lbs.
  • Ability to travel locally to attend meetings.


To take advantage of this exciting opportunity, please apply online by 03/18/2013 for first consideration.


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