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Specialist - Youth Shelter - F/T

posted 4/2/2021


Full time


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F/T Specialist

Grade 8 - Start Rate $14.55 per hour

Full-time – 37.5 hours/week with flexibility required

 Monday to Tuesday – 11:00 pm to 8:30am

Tuesday to Wednesday – 11:00 pm to 8:00 am

Wednesday - 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Thursday – 1 2am to 8:30 am

Thursday to Friday – 11 pm to 8:30 am

Location:  Youth Shelter in Fulton, with some travel to Oswego

Crisis & Development Services has announced the availability of one position to provide direct assistance to consumers living in a homeless shelter.

  • Provide oversight to ensure the safety and well-being of youth in shelter.
  • Assist consumers in contacting and connecting with resources.
  • Handle routing situations that arise and assist.
  • Monitor consumer’s daily living skills
  • Assist consumers with scheduling appointments and recreation/social activities; may provide transportation as needed.


  • Must be familiar and able to work effectively with assigned individuals.
  • Must be able to assess situations, exercise good judgment and be skilled in the de-escalation techniques.
  • Must have the ability to work with special needs populations.
  • Must have necessary oral, written communication and documentation skills as well as basic word processing and data entry skills.
  • A valid NYS Driver’s License with a driving record within policy and access to a properly insured vehicle for travel and transport.
  • Must have acceptable ability to carry out the responsibilities of the position including readily negotiating stairs, lifting up to 25 pounds and transporting.

Minimum qualifications include a High School Diploma or equivalent; and 12 months related experience in the area of human services or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training.  Staff must be able to readily negotiate stairs.

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