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Youth Specialist II, CEDARS Pioneers Center (Lincoln, NE)

CEDARS Pioneers Center houses the only short-term emergency shelter for youth, ages 12-18, who do not have immediate access to a safe living arrangement in Southeast Nebraska. Youth may be referred to the Pioneers Center because of: family homelessness; history of abuse, neglect, or domestic violence; short-term respite care or as a detention alternative. This position includes working independently and as a team member in the program at times. The candidate will need to be self-motivated. The position will include transportation to and from school, appointments, activities or visits. The YS II is responsible for daily documentation of youth in care, engaging youth in life skills or educational activities, providing leadership during crisis intervention, providing structure for youth, assisting in school work and engaging youth in positive activities, along with other duties as assigned. Ideal candidate would be currently pursuing a degree in a related area of focus or have already obtained an associate's or bachelor's degree. A valid driver's license with a good driving record is required.

 Schedule #1: Saturday and Sunday 2:30p-10:30p, Monday 1p-10:30p and Thursday 1p-2:30p (staff mtg)

Schedule #2:Saturday and Sunday 6:30a-2:30p and Thursday 1p-2:30p (staff mtg)

Schedule #3: Friday, Saturday 6:30a-2:30p and Monday 6:30a-1p, Thursday 1p-2:30p (staff mtg)

 

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