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Employer: Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
Location: Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Employment Type: FT/PT
DESCRIPTION

HOURS: Full-time and part-time opportunities available


Full-time: This position will support both the Evening Reporting Center (20 hours) and the Arise Youth Center (20 hours). Work hours in the ERC are typically Monday and Tuesday, 1pm to 9pm; Wednesday, 1pm to 5pm. Some flexibility required during non-school and summer hours. Work hours in the Arise Youth Center are Friday and Saturday, 1pm to 9pm.


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Part-time: This position supports the Evening Reporting Center. Hours are typically Monday and Tuesday, 1pm to 9pm; Wednesday, 1pm to 5pm. Some flexibility required during non-school and summer hours.


RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Provide supervision and support for youth in the Arise Youth Center. Engage youth in the ERC program and generate enthusiasm for their success and growth throughout the program.

  • Facilitate group sessions (i.e., Life Skills, Social Skills, Job Skills, Cooking/Meal Planning, Tutoring, etc.)

  • Develop and carry out plans for each youth’s maximum personal growth in the group setting.

  • Develop and carry out plans for the entire group to reach maximum productivity.

  • Maintain and expand resource materials for group sessions.

  • Collaborate and communicate with family members and others involved in the youth’s care.

  • Develop relationships with community entities to support volunteer and learning opportunities for the youth.

  • Identify community resources for potential incentives for the youth; i.e. free ballgame tickets, movie tickets, etc.

  • Keep accurate records of group sessions and report.

  • Attend community meetings as needed.

  • Transport youth from school to ERC and from ERC to home as well as on community outings.

  • Have knowledge and understanding of community resources.

REQUIREMENTS
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in a behavioral science or related field and one year of experience preferred but not required. Applicant must be at least 21 years of age, be able to complete orientation training according to agency program standards, and pass required background checks. Candidate must possess a valid driver’s license and meet agency driving requirements.

SALARY: Dependent on experience and qualifications.

RESPOND BY: Open until filled


An Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Information

Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota
Melanie Towne
Melanie.Towne@LssSD.org
621 East Presentation Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Other Information

Category(s): Counseling, Nonprofit - Social Services
Industry: Charitable / Not for Profit
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
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