youth service specialist iii resume example with 18+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Current Youth Service Specialist III focused on providing highest quality services to youths of all communities. Exceptional communication skills. Over 17 years of experience designing and implementing youth development services. Dedicated YSS III professional with history of meeting goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations. Hardworking and driven to work quickly and effectively in all types of environments.

  • Criminal law knowledge
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Crisis intervention training
  • Search and seizure procedures
  • Suicide prevention training
  • Unique heavy and hand held equipment operation
  • New hire equipment use trainer
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO, Expected in 2005 EMT-Basic National Cert. : Emergency Medical Technician : EMT - GPA :
Pennsylvania State University State College, Expected in 05/2003 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA :
  • Minor | Poetry
Work History
Davey Tree - Youth Service Specialist III
Boulder, CO, 02/2005 - Current
  • Responsible for direct care supervision of detained and regression male youth ages 10 up to 21, fourteen YSS1’s and four YSSII's for State of Colorado at Mount View Youth Services Center in role of Program Manager (YSSIII).
  • Ensure that all shifts are covered, am responsible for finding adequate coverage in event of staff call off and enter all vacation requests etc. Am direct timekeeper and am responsible for entering miss-swipes, sick, holiday and annual times into KRONOS. I work on empowering staff by utilizing mentor packets to assist in professional development.
  • Work directly on unit during staff shortages which includes shift coverage, group facilitation, and PSI techniques. Perform daily perimeter checks in and around building. Attend all daily meetings at school as well as on unit to promote consistency and information sharing.
  • Facilitate weekly team meeting with both ends of shift and report out information that was discussed in Facility Leadership Team. I frequently work in conjunction with grievance officer to resolve youth grievances in timely manner. Am Division core member of Sanctuary Institute Model. Participate in Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) process with youth in order to plan successful reintegration back into community with strong focus on their Individual Treatment Plans.
  • Have facilitated groups that include daily Community, values, business, Anger Replacement Therapy, Drug and Alcohol, Facility Orientation for newly admitted youth and High Ropes Challenge Course Groups.
  • Have facilitated Gang Training's for staff members and have attended public gang symposiums in community such as GRID. Have assisted in completing Individual Growth and Change Program's (IGCP) and Treatment Interventions for youth in conjunction with unit Behavioral Health Specialists. Am directly responsible for utilizing proper progressive discipline with staff members and write supervision notes and if necessary, Confirming Memos and Corrective Actions. Am directly responsible in writing PMP’s for fiscal year.
Arbor Pro Tree - Tree Arborist
City, STATE, 06/2004 - 12/2004
  • Used ladders, ropes, harnesses and other protective equipment to climb trees and to identify arboricultural pathology concerns.
  • Demonstrated tree-health science experience by delivering fact-based solutions to specific arboricultural concerns.
  • Operated and maintained equipment: saws, front end loaders, truck mounted water and fertilizer tanks, log splitters, woodchippers, stump grinders, deep root watering and fertilizing instruments and climbing gear.
  • Job estimator. Trained and oversaw new hires.
  • Published newsletters about Colorado insects, tree and shrub care and disease mitigation.
Evergreen Tree Care - Arborist Apprentice
City, STATE, 09/2003 - 04/2005
  • Demonstrated tree-health science experience by delivering fact-based solutions to specific arboricultural concerns.
  • Performed basic tree pruning, watering, and fertilizing.
  • This business specialized in large tree removal and extraction. Trees up to 140 feet were not an uncommon job that was accomplished. Frequent collaboration of heavy crane operators at job sites.
  • Trained new hires.
  • Operated and maintained saws, stump grinders, log splitters, PTO dual axles and woodchippers.
Pennsylvania State Game Commission - White Tailed Buck Study Assistant
City, STATE, 01/2004 - 04/2004
  • Set traps, caught and tagged button buck white tailed deer for population and location research purposes
  • Extensive data recordings and then release
  • Aided in construction of drop nets in specific field locations for animal capture.
  • Completed research, compiled data, updated spreadsheets and produced timely reports.

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School Attended

  • Red Rocks Community College
  • Pennsylvania State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Youth Service Specialist III
  • Tree Arborist
  • Arborist Apprentice
  • White Tailed Buck Study Assistant


  • EMT-Basic National Cert. : Emergency Medical Technician
  • Bachelor of Arts

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