Youth Shelter Counselor

Wisconsin, Madison Madison USA

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Briarpatch Youth Services has an exciting job opportunity for a skilled professional. The agency is a dynamic non-profit community organization that has served Dane County since 1971. Briarpatch provides a broad array of services to more than 3,000 runaway, homeless, at-risk, and court-involved youth annually.

Job Title:

Youth Shelter Counselor


The Briarpatch Runaway and Homeless Youth Program is recruiting part-time counselors to work in our temporary shelter for runaway and homeless youth.


  • Experience working or volunteering with teens and a background in education, social work, or human services is preferred. College students are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience working in a youth shelter or group home setting is preferred along with the ability to work with youth from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the daily activities of youth staying in the agency’s temporary shelter facility.
  • Records documentation of client services and required paperwork in accordance with state licensing rules and agency standards.
  • Helps youth staying in the shelter with meal preparation, completion of daily chores, completion of laundry and similar household responsibilities as needed.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of shelter policies and procedures.
  • Provides brief counseling to youth staying in the shelter.
  • Supervises shelter clients during recreational outings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Hours vary and include shifts throughout the week (8:30a - 4:30p, 4:00p - 12:00a, and 11:00p - 9:00a). Strong preference for candidates with Friday, Saturday, Sunday availability. Up to 20 hrs/week


Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record that allows operation of agency-owned vehicles.

Compensation Package:

Starting pay is $15.50 - $17.00 per hour.

To apply, candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm on November 22, 2019 to:

Briarpatch Youth Services

Attn: Taylor Rozman, Shelter Manager

2720 Rimrock Road

Madison, WI 53713-3337

Or Email

No calls or recruiters please.

Briarpatch Youth Services is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $15.50 to $17.00 /hour


  • relevant: 1 year (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Flexible schedule
  • Parental leave

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • Dependable more reliable than spontaneous
  • People-oriented enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Adaptable/flexible enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction

This Job Is:

  • A job for which military experienced candidates are encouraged to apply
  • Open to applicants who do not have a high school diploma/GED
  • A “Fair Chance” job (you or the employer follow Fair Chance hiring practices when performing background checks - learn more at
  • Open to applicants who do not have a college diploma
  • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply
  • A job for which all ages, including older job seekers, are encouraged to apply

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Job Details

ID #2880938
State Wisconsin
City Madison
Salary $15.50 - $17.00 an hour -  Part-time
Source Briarpatch Youth Services
Showed 2019-11-19
Date 2019-11-01
Deadline 2019-12-31
Category Nonprofit
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