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Youth Extended Services (YES) Coach
Location:River Block Building - WR
FT/PT:Full-time 38.75hrs/week - WRS Eligible
Deadline to apply:06/27/2022
Hiring Range:$44,491.20 to $56,178.20 / annually
Job Responsibilities:
The Wood County Human Services Department has great passion for helping the members of our community. As an employer, we strive to provide a work environment where diversity and differing opinions are valued, creativity is encouraged, continuous learning and improvement are fostered, teamwork and open/honest communication are encouraged, and meeting customer needs through quality services is a shared goal across all departments. If you have a background in Human Services and a passion to help the members of our community, please consider joining our team! 

In addition to who we are, Wood County team members are offered competitive salaries, flexible schedules, and excellent benefits including:
*Health Insurance - we offer low premiums and low deductibles, with excellent coverage!
*Dental Insurance
*Vision Insurance
*Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) - This is one of the best-funded public pension plans in the U.S.!
*457 deferred compensation plan
*On-Site Training and Continuing Education Credits
*Vacation and Sick Time - Start accruing for both on your first day!
*Paid Holidays
*Call Time
*Flexible Spending Account to set aside pre-tax dollars for childcare and medical expenses
*Life Insurance
*Short and Long-Term Disability
*Wellness Incentive Plan 
*Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program

The Wood County Human Services Department has immediate openings for an Youth Extended Services (YES) Coach Position. This position provides direct services to children, youth and families experiencing significant mental health needs and complex trauma histories that have not had a positive response to traditional approaches. This position is part of a specialized treatment team that provides wrap around services to youth and families needing intensive services to address their needs. The YES Coach is responsible for carrying out the Comprehensive Community Services (CCS) services identified in each client’s recovery plan and for providing immediate intervention for unanticipated needs or crisis.  The YES team consists of Behavioral Health and Family Services staff working together to provide hope, healing and positive outcomes for families.   

These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
1. Establish rapport and build trusting relationships with the client and family. 
2. Incorporate specialized skills, training and a trauma informed approach into daily, intensive work with youth and their families.
3. Provide services including coaching, mentoring, psychoeducation, modeling, and crisis intervention. 
4. Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 
5. Participate in weekly group consultation, individual supervision, and staff meetings.
6. Manage workload and maintain compliance with required paperwork.
7. Work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of families. Participate in a rotating, paid on-call system to allow families to have access to a YES team member at all times including after hours, weekends, and holidays. 
8. Responsible to know and practice the Safety policies of the County. Perform all job tasks in a safe and prescribed manner.


1. Attend Department staff meetings and complete required training and education. 
2. Any other duties as may be assigned.


Job Qualifications:
An Associate Degree in a Human Services related field is required, Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Wage will be dependent upon education and experience. Must have a desire and ability to work with youth experiencing mental health challenges and their families. Ability to communicate orally and in writing with individuals and groups. This position requires travel to and from off-campus sites and to various community settings and client homes. Basic, everyday living skills are needed, as is the ability to understand and follow oral and written guidelines and policies.  Reading, writing, adding and subtracting is needed. Imperative to maintain confidentiality. Individual must be organized and able to self-initiate tasks.  Schedule will be developed as needed and must maintain flexibility.  Valid driver’s license is necessary.   

Basic office equipment used: computer, printing equipment, dictation equipment, telephone, copy machine, FAX machine.