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Relief Specialist, CEDARS Program Support Services (Lincoln, NE)

CEDARS is hiring Relief Youth Specialists to support our Pioneers Center and Life Skills Teams!

WHO WE ARE:

At CEDARS, we are a team of professionals with a deep commitment to caring. As a team, CEDARS vision is strong. We strive to be:

  • fully devoted to our mission of helping kids in crisis and building strong families,
  • known for the quality of our services, persistent in our organizational integrity,
  • successful as an independent leader in the protection and development of vulnerable children and the strengthening of their families,
  • strong in our human and financial resources,
  • and balanced as we meet the needs of our children and families today, while building our organizational strength to provide quality services in the future.

WHAT WE DO:

CEDARS helps children and youth achieve safety, stability, and enduring family relationships. As an organization, we are devoted to helping kids in crisis and building strong families with quality services and persistent integrity. CEDARS has been serving vulnerable children and youth for over 70 years with a committed and experienced staff and a unique wrap-around approach to helping kids and families.

THE RELIEF YOUTH SPECIALIST PROGRAM:

  • Provides additional staff to support our Pioneers Center and Life Skills Center
  • offers coverage during absences of direct care staff,
  • and allows you to gain relevant work experience within CEDARS Programs.

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE TEAM:

  • Cover shifts for direct care staff within our Pioneers and Life Skills Centers when they need time off,
  • maintain safety of youth, most often between ages of 12-18,
  • provide transportation to and from school, appointments, activities or visits,
  • daily documentation of youth in care,
  • engage youth in life skills, educational activities and outings,
  • provide support during crisis intervention and structure for youth,
  • facilitate educational groups addressing job readiness, wellness, social skills, and community service,
  • and create and maintain positive relationships with youth, families and program staff.

SCHEDULE:

Flexible hours will vary based on the needs of the programs and may include day, evening, weekend and overnight hours.  A minimum of 10-15 hours per week.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:

  • you are at least 19 years of age
  • you have a high school diploma or equivalent and are pursuing a degree in a related area of focus
  • you are a go-getter who isn’t afraid to jump right in and help out
  • you thrive in a fast paced, flexible environment
  • you have a passion for helping youth in crisis and understand how trauma impacts youth development
  • you are self-motivated
  • you enjoy working collaboratively with other team members and professionals in the agency
  • you are a strong communicator
  • you have a valid driver’s license with a good driving record

DIVERSITY AT CEDARS:

CEDARS is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of background and perspectives. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

If you are passionate about helping children and youth and building stronger families, CEDARS may be the right FIT for you!

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Meet The Team

Samar provides safe refuge and a listening ear to youth in CEDARS emergency shelter.

Jay is the Education Coordinator at CEDARS. His passion for making a difference helps youth find success.

As Placement Coordinator on the CEDARS Foster Care team, Corie helps connect children and youth with loving homes.