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Youth Specialist - Transitional Living Program

Epworth Children & Family
Saint Louis, MO
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Title:          Youth Specialist – Transitional Living Program 

Reports To:     Program Manager

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

Compensation: $15/hourly

Current Openings

  • PRN availability 



As a Youth Specialist with Epworth Transitional Living Program, (TLP) you will have the opportunity to be actively involved in the day to day lives of youth ages 17-19, providing supervision and mentorship to youth that promotes social, emotional and intellectual development toward independent living.   This involves the oversight of youth daily routines ensuring their needs are met while maintaining safety and promoting wellbeing.  


Your Impact and Key Responsibilities 
  • Supervise, guide and role model with youth regarding their daily activities, in accordance with the daily program schedule. Activities include, but are not limited to hygiene procedures, chores, recreational activities, therapeutic and life skills groups, educational requirements, outings, and employment.
  • Track and documentation of youth behavior and participation in database, communication logs, critical incident reports to Document youth behavior and participation in database, communication logs, critical incident reports, etc.
  • Provide input and implement individual youth treatment plans in daily activities.
  • Communicate with other members of the program, including therapists, case managers, lead youth advisors, campus supervisors, etc, regarding youth needs and concerns.
  • Supervise and/or administer medications and complete documentation.
  • Transport and accompany youth on appointments and/or outings
  • Ensure the general security, maintenance and cleanliness of the facility, equipment and supplies; reporting any necessary campus or building repairs and issues as needed.
  • Complete routine building, resident and visitor checks to ensure safety and adherence to agency and program policies.
  • Serves as a training instructor to conduct required compliance agency training needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Preferred Experience: 




  • High School diploma or GED.  
  • Minimum of one-year experience working with at-risk youth or adolescents displaying emotional/ behavioral challenges.
  • Completion of at least 60 hours of college training with major course work in social sciences is preferred.
  • Class E license (or must obtain within 30 days of hire.)
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.


Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:



  • Demonstrated ability to utilize strength-based, therapeutic crisis intervention methods with adolescents.
  • Understanding of at-risk youth client population.
  • Ability to effectively instruct clients and oversee their daily activities. 
  • Ability to read, interpret, and implement agency and program documents, including procedure manuals, treatment plans, etc.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with colleagues, community partners, families, etc.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Word and Outlook, and ETO database software.
  • The physical requirements of this job include sitting, standing, walking and climbing stairs on a regular basis, lifting up to 100lbs, pulling and/or pushing on occasion.
  • Work Environment: Most of the work for this position is performed under normal office conditions.

We Offer 

Epworth offers competitive compensation packages. Epworth's benefits begin on Day 1 and  all colleagues can participate in 401k starting day 1 , frontloaded PTO or full-time colleagues, 10 premium paid observed  holidays per year, one paid floating holiday (for full time colleagues) and medical/dental/vision coverage available. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

EEO/AA employer


Consistent with this policy, Epworth embraces diversity and welcomes colleagues and applicants of all backgrounds.  Our goal is to empower every day and build a community that is inclusive, drawing upon the strengths of the diversity of our colleagues to exceed the expectations of our clients.

Our Agency

Founded in 1864, Epworth is a multiservice agency that seeks to empower youth who have experienced trauma to realize their unique potential by meeting essential needs, cultivating resiliency, and building community. Thousands of youth and families turn to Epworth each year for a full range of services including therapeutic foster care and case management; residential and intensive treatment; individual/family therapy and comprehensive psychological testing; emergency shelter and longer-term housing services; life skills and vocational training; as well as crisis care and outreach through the Drop-In Center, food pantry, and 24-hour crisis help-line. Epworth is headquartered at 110 N. Elm Ave. in Webster Groves, Missouri and has locations in Normandy and South St. Louis City.


Our Mission and Values 

Epworth Empowers youth to realize their unique potential by meeting essential needs, cultivating resiliency, and building community.

  • Respect - We recognize our inherent worth and well-being of colleagues and clients, 
  • Excellence - We offer evidence based, high quality programming and while providing exceptional service.
  • Community – We cultivate a sense of belonging among colleagues, racial equality, and social justice throughout our communities. 



Epworth Children & Family


Saint Louis, MO
63110 USA



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