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Youth and Family Worker (Safe Journeys)

Tubman is seeking Youth and Family Workers to join a dynamic and collaborative team to support the agency’s mission, vision and values. Positions will be based at our Maplewood site supporting youth in our Safe Journeys Program.

Positions Available:

1 Part -Time Overnight:

11pm-7:30am Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Provides supportive care to youth and families living in our site based and scattered site housing. Promotes youth and family healing through creation of a safe, positive environment.  Promotes trusting relationships with clients, with adherence to professional boundaries.

This position performs supply inventory, house and office support tasks, data entry and direct advocacy services to adults, youth and children living in our shelter.

Core responsibilities include: house and office tasks and projects, emotional support, connecting clients to resources, crisis phone services and data entry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree in related field or equivalent years of experience
  • Two years direct service experience related to violence, including sexual assault and exploitation 
  • Ability to engage diverse youth, parents, and families in activities that promote healthy relationships and goal attainment
  • Ability to foster a culturally inclusive environment

Preferred Candidate

  • Direct experience working with domestic violence victims and families
  • Understanding of teamwork and the ability to apply teamwork with the agency
  • Experience in implementing interventions to support complex trauma
  • Experience in effectively managing crisis situations and acting out behaviors in a strength-based manner
  • Restorative justice experience
  • Strong de-escalation skills
  • Graduate work in related field and ability to speak more than one language
  • A strong understanding of youth development
  • Is dedicated to Tubman’s mission and demonstrates strong values-alignment with Tubman’s core values and philosophies
  • Demonstrates the belief that all people have the ability to change, be innovative, and that young people are an asset to our communities
  • Ensures clients are empowered to make their own choices and understands the role of the advocate is to facilitate those choices
  • Fosters individual development of healthy boundaries and leadership

Here’s your opportunity to strengthen our shelter clients wellness goals during your shifts.  Be a bridge between our clients and our team by offering additional support to client and process goal progress week to week.  Celebrate all of our clients’ small and large accomplishments and help problem solve and encourage them as they break down barriers to their goals. 

This position requires the ability to create a welcoming and healing environment for crisis line callers, walk-in clients and shelter clients.

Provide exceptional wrap around services to young people ages 13-24 and their children of all genders.  Foster positive and effective methods to strengthen teamwork and services to clients.  Contribute to positive and exceptional teamwork outcomes.  Facilitate healing and individual activities; opportunities include art room, computer lab just to name a few.  Assist and welcome our onsite partners who come onsite to provide healing and fun activities on the weekends.

Welcome and engage volunteers, interns and volunteer groups.

Enter data and strengthen communication with team.  Be able to problem solve situations and communicate outcomes you accomplished during your shifts with our team.

Salary is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Preference will be given to resumes received by April 17, 2020.

To apply: Send resumes and cover letter by to:  Or Tubman Center East, Attn: HR Dept. 1725 Monastery Way, Maplewood, MN 55109 

We encourage applications from people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all genders, veterans and people with disabilities.  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About us: Tubman’s philosophy is rooted in our inspiration and namesake, Harriet Tubman. Facing unrelenting adversities, Harriet Tubman encouraged others to simply "Keep going." Each year, Tubman offers safety, healing and hope to 25,000 people of all ages who are facing violence, exploitation, homelessness, addiction or mental health challenges. Our culturally responsive services are rooted in decades of research, innovation, experience, and partnership. Incorporating feedback from the people we serve and the community, Tubman provides countless ways to help. To learn more, please visit