Group Home Specialist – Full Time – 2nd Shift

Salary – $18.30 – $23.44 Hourly
Location – 87 Vincent Street, WI
Job Type – Full Time
Department – Human Services


Provide care and supervision for all juveniles in placement.

Examples of Duties

  • Provide care and supervision for all juveniles in placement.
  • Effectively and consistently implement all policies and house rules.
  • File runaway reports as necessary.
  • Keep track of appointments for residents, providing transportation as necessary.
  • Accurately maintain written daily log on each resident.
  • Staff is responsible for overseeing/preparing all meals, including menu planning for well balanced meals.
  • Supervision of all chore assignments and homework on a daily basis. Staff are expected to assist residents as necessary during study hours.
  • Organize, coordinate and supervise outings and recreational activities.
  • Supervise periodic drug testing of residents.
  • Make purchases of food and other items as necessary.
  • Maintain accurate records of all disbursements, following agency procedures.
  • Intervene and mediate arguments and fights between residents.
  • Appropriately call law enforcement as necessary to maintain order and discipline within the facility.
  • Checking and routine maintenance of runaway, smoke and heat alarms.
  • Carry and immediately respond to pager as necessary.
  • Act as liaison between facility and parents, school, police and other outside resources and the public.
  • Complete discharge summaries and change of placement forms.
  • Hourly bedchecks
  • Keep track of supplies.
  • Determine weekly allowance for each resident.
  • Maintain individual evaluation sheets.
  • Get residents up at a proper time in the morning.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

  • Ability to accurately maintain records.
  • A capacity to work with people from diverse backgrounds and value systems in a supportive, non-judgmental manner. 
  • Ability to perform duties following verbal or written instructions.
  • Graduation from High School or equivalent.
  • No physical limitation that impairs mobility or restricts ability to carry out any job function.
  • Ability to understand and comply with all confidentiality requirements.
  • Time management skills.
  • Ability to learn and utilize methods of non-violent confrontation and defusing of potentially violent situations.
  • Ability to develop a fundamental knowledge of social problems, child development and the problems of adolescence.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with other staff and other community agencies.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.
  • Ability to work under a great deal of stress.
  • A valid driver’s license

Supplemental Information

Hours for this position are Monday-Friday from 2:45pm-10:45pm.


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