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Youth Service Worker

Cedar Rapids, IA

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Structured to meet each child’s individual needs, this highly respected, child-centered program serves an average of 150 children each year. Our multidisciplinary team delivers psychiatric treatment, as well as group, individual and family therapy, and expressive arts therapy. The collaborative effort helps children and families regain their health.

As a Youth Service Worker at Tanager Place, you will:
  • Actively participate in activities and routines with clients.
  • Assist in developing age appropriate life skills and implementing therapeutic programming.
  • Provide situational and crisis intervention to ensure a safe and therapeutic environment.
  • Ensure cottage cleanliness and participate in various housekeeping functions; requiring lifting, climbing stairs, etc.
  • Effectively communicate in both verbal and written communications.
  • Complete necessary paperwork and documentation in a timely manner.
  • Provide direct care and supervision of clients.

  • Full-time and part-time opportunities available.
  • Generally second shift schedules are available (hours 2:30pm – 10:30pm).
  • Third shift schedules are available (hours 10:00 pm – 6:00 am or 11:00 pm – 7:00 am).
  • Includes some weekends and holiday shifts.


Candidates must have two years’ work experience post high school diploma or equivalent; or and AA degree or two years or more of undergraduate work; or a combination of consecutive work experience and/or undergraduate education. Related work experience or education preferred. All candidates are required to pass a background check and possess a current and valid driver’s license.

Tanager Place offers a competitive base salary, shift differential and pay for weekend and third shift hours, full benefits package that include:
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending/Dependent Care
  • Health Savings Account/Match
  • Retirement
  • Paid vacation, sick and holidays
  • Tuition Assistance


Posted 07/21/17

Job ID: 24207523