The Salvation Army

Youth Support Specialist

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Job ID
Human Services
Compensation Min
USD $15.00/Hr.
Regular Part-Time


Youth Support Specialist:  


The Salvation Army, Syracuse Area Services Family Services Program is hiring!

Multiple Positions available for our Youth Support Specialist position.

We are seeking individuals with a passion for helping others, and a desire to do good in their own community.


The position of Youth Support Specialist  provides services designed to restore, rehabilitate, and support a child developmentally. 

The goal of the Youth Support Specialist is to help the child become an active and productive member of their family and community.

The positions are Part-time, up to 29 hours per week with a starting rate of pay at $15.00 per hour.  This position is a great career advancement opportunity for a candidate who is considering a career path within the field of Human Services working with children and their families.


Overview of the essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the client (child/youth) to develop and apply skills in a natural setting.
  • Provide planned and/or crisis respite services.
  • Assist with the building of developmentally appropriate skills to promote personal and community competence.
  • Increase the social and interpersonal skills of the client (child/youth).
  • Provide services to the client within an individual and group settings within the community.  
  • Services provided can take place during the day, weekdays and/or weekends.
  • Will work with the client in a range of settings to include where they live, socialize, work, attend school and at the agency's facility.
  • Responsible for the delivery & proper documenting of services in accordance with Medicaid billing and our agency standards.
  • Collaborate with service providers that may play a role in the established treatment plan and the continued planning of the client's care.
  • Demonstrate cultural competence and trauma-informed practice by integrating the understanding into the daily responsibilities.
  • Attend weekly supervision meetings with the direct Supervisor.
  • Participate in mandatory and recommended training programs.




  • Education:  minimum of High School diploma, General Education Degree (GED) or Technical School is required.
  • Experience:  related experience working with at-risk youth or youth with mental health/special needs.
  • Transportation:  must have access to private transportation.
  • License:  Valid NYS Driver License
  • Telecommute:  ability to telecommute
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Word & Excel
  • Work experience within a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

This is an Equal Employment Opportunity.  All qualified applicants will be afforded equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.   The Salvation Army is an Affirmative Action Employer.


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