Youth Care Worker (FT)

  • Job Tracking ID: 512394-692292
  • Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: July 09, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Lad Lake is currently seeking compassionate, patient, and collaborative individuals 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.

Guiding Growth. It’s a mission, a philosophy we’re dedicated to at Lad Lake. One that provides a brighter future – from staff member to student – for everyone involved.


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


  • The employee must recognize and consistently demonstrate that the safety and security of Lad Lake residents and staff is their primary responsibility.
  • The employee must be an active participant in the treatment plan, as set forth by the therapist, school and treatment team.
  • The employee must understand and be able to utilize appropriate behavior management techniques consistent with their training and employment level.
  • The employee shows a willingness to take advantage of opportunities offered in an effort to become a more productive member of the treatment team.
  • The employee communicates well with residents, treatment team members, and other staff, both verbally and in writing.
  • The employee demonstrates the ability to listen, learn, understand, and follow verbal and written directions.
  • The employee is an energetic and productive member of the treatment team and realizes the importance of his/her role.
  • The employee recognizes the importance of, and has the ability to separate his/her personal life from work.


Experience and Skills:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be at least 21 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Must have a passion to help others.
  • Previous experience with this population preferred.
  • Must be available to work one weekend day a week.
  • Must have 1st and 2nd shift availability.

Job Benefits:

  • Pay range of $12.50-$15.50 based on experience
  • Medical Benefits - We pay up to 90% of the medical premiums
  • Shift Differential 
  • PTO Accrual of 16 days 
  • 7 Paid Holidays including an additional Floating Holiday
  • Free meals when eating with clients
  • Casual dress
  • Company paid training/ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Career Ladder for Youth Care Workers
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • 401k contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program