Youth Care Worker (FT)

  • Job Tracking ID: 512394-642287
  • Job Location: Dousman, WI
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: August 09, 2018
  • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:


For more than a century, Lad Lake has fostered the growth of children and young adults throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest – provided the opportunity for them to take their futures into their own hands by teaching responsibility and accountability. Most of all, Lad Lake has given boys and girls the chance to make a fresh start.


Guiding Growth has been our mission from the very beginning. It’s what we do best: guiding at-risk boys, girls and families on the path toward independence and achievement.


Lad Lake is currently seeking a compassionate, patient, and collaborative individual to join our team! Responsibilities include working directly with behaviorally challenged at-risk youth providing general supervision, behavior management, recreation and teaching of daily living and social skills. These residents thrive off of positive interactions and engagement. We are always looking for people passionate about kids, with an ability to facilitate creative activities and opportunities for our residents. 



To be a proper role model and provide adequate supervision, guidance, structure, and behavior management to all clients in the Residential program.


The following criteria are evaluated by the Unit Supervisor, Treatment Team Leader, and the Coordinator of Residential Life:


  1. The employee must successfully complete and be able to perform satisfactorily the skills detailed in the Youth Care Orientation checklist.
  2. The employee must recognize and consistently demonstrate that the safety and security of LadLake residents and staff is their primary responsibility.
  3. The employee must be punctual, flexible, and available with concerns to scheduling.
  4. The employee must be an active participant in the treatment plan, as set forth by the therapist, school and treatment team.
  5. The employee must understand and be able to utilize appropriate behavior management techniques consistent with their training and employment level.
  6. The employee must understand and follow specific unit guidelines and procedures. Regular in-person attendance is an essential function of this position



  1. The employee shows a willingness to take advantage of opportunities offered in an effort to become a more productive member of the treatment team.
  2. The employee communicates well with residents, treatment team members, and other staff, both verbally and in writing.
  3. The employee demonstrates the ability to listen, learn, understand, and follow verbal and written directions.
  4. The employee is an energetic and productive member of the treatment team and realizes the importance of his/her role.
  5. The employee recognizes the importance of, and has the ability to separate his/her personal life from work.

Experience and Skills:


  1. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 21 years of age or older.
  2. This is a driving required position. Candidates must have a valid drivers license.
  3. Physical exam and criminal background check is required.
  4. Must have 2nd or 3rd shift availability to be considered.