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Title:  Woodside Youth Center Worker B - Temporary

Application Deadline Date:  Continious
Req ID:  3085
Department:  Children and Families

Essex, VT, US

Position Type:  Temporary
Schedule Type:  Part-Time
Hourly Rate:  $17.21

Provides direct care and constant supervision to at-risk adolescents through secure residential care. Supervises residents during all activities with careful attention to security and program, policies and procedures of the unit. May collect intake data following established guidelines. Develops instructional packets in problem-solving, life, job, and social skills, recreation, health and nutrition, arts and crafts, drugs and alcohol. Instructs residents in both individual and group settings. Provides supportive counseling to residents as well as group and individual behavioral feedback. Assists in the development of resident behavioral contracts and other discipline measures. Participates in individual or group programs with residents. Prepares written reports regarding significant, unusual daily incidents occurring with residents. Supplies inventory in living quarters. Participates in case staffing with Family Services staff and program consultant. Relates behavioral observations and assessments and recommends specific treatment objectives. Interacts with facility support service staff providing security, guidance, and direction. Participates in community events as requested. Performs related duties as required.

Who May Apply

This position, Woodside Youth Center Worker B (Job Requisition # 3085), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

This is a temporary position. Temporary work is typically for variable hours, and is not expected to be full-time. The State does not guarantee 40 hours of work per week.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Jay Simons at

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.



Minimum Qualifications
High School diploma or equivalent AND one 1 year or more providing direct client care or services to adolescents or young adults. OR One 1 year or more of college coursework AND six 6 months or more providing direct client care or services to adolescents or young adults.
Environmental Factors

Duties are performed largely in a secure juvenile residential center setting. Direct contact with residents will occur. Violent behavior by residents creates some potential of physical injury. Good physical strength and agility are required. Assignments may involve any existing shift of the facility. Emergency situations may require duty beyond or in addition to regular shift assignments.

Special Requirements
Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment RIF rights.
AHS Affirmative

The Vermont Agency of Human Services strives to build a diverse and inclusive community. It is our fundamental belief that in order to create and sustain a healthier Vermont, we as an organization must honor the cultures, beliefs and values of those we serve in order to foster an environment of mutual respect, acceptance and equal opportunity.  We are committed to building and maintaining a multicultural and diverse workforce which reflects the increasing diversity of Vermont. To view the State of Vermont's Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy, please click here.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.