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Youth and Family Specialist

VisionQuest Dover, DE
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Vision Quest is seeking a Youth and Family Specialist for the HomeQuest program in Dover, DE. A good candidate for this position will live in Kent/Sussex County and be open to driving long distances. The Youth and Family Specialist provides services to youth at the direction of the Program Supervisor to fulfill the services requested by Delaware DSCYF Probation Officers (POs) for youth referred.


  • Meets ongoing with Program Supervisor to review youth, families, and service delivery.
  • Responsible for holding youth and families accountable for completing required services.
  • Supports parents by understanding the day-to-day challenges of parenting a child with emotional behavioral needs and involvement with the courts.
  • Helps translate for parents who are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with system jargon.
  • Advocates for working within the system, educate professionals with whom they work, provide information to parents, listen to parents, and help parents build the confidence and skills they need to advocate for their own children.
  • Provides detailed documentation regarding the weekly family/individual meetings and/or phone contacts that occur with each family/youth, probation officer, and other outside agencies.


Must possess at minimum a bachelor's degree and have two (2) years experience working with the target population.Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have a valid Driver's License.

VisionQuest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Why Work Here?

Follow your passion | Work with youth to make a difference | Build a long-term, meaningful career with unlimited room for growth

VisionQuest is an employee-owned comprehensive national youth services organization that adheres to the highest professional standards in providing innovative intervention services to at-risk youth and families. We provide extraordinary experiences and relationships that allow youth, staff, and families to redefine and reach their highest potential. Kids are safe, valued, and honored; Families are respected and supported; Staff are trained, supported, and appreciated; Communities are protected, impacted, and involved. VisionQuest has over 40 years of experience delivering highly successful innovative programs to at-risk and juvenile youth. Our programs are successful because we combine the best of old traditions with the best of the evidence-based practices. Our history is rooted in American Indian culture. In American Indian traditions, the vision quest is a rite of passage that marks the transition from child to adulthood. VisionQuest has adopted many American Indian traditions over the years to help troubled teens and their families grow together. All of our staff, regardless of position, participate in the various traditions that make up the fabric of our organization.


Dover, DE