Details for Youth Services Worker

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Youth Services Worker Job Description

The new starting wage is $19.23 per hour or $39,998.40 annually.

In addition, there is shift differential at $.60/ hour with overtime available.  

The State Training School (STS) at Eldora offers a holistic social, behavioral, psychiatric, academic and vocational program that utilizes supportive counseling, behavioral health treatment, and consequences paired with praise and opportunity to males, ages 12 to 18 years old who have been adjudicated delinquent. Services and programs provide individualized treatment and offer comprehensive education, with a goal of transitioning the young man back to his community. The facility is operated by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).

The program available for residents includes:

  • General education studies
  • Special education programs
  • Title I
  • High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED)
  • Competency-based vocational programs
  • Counseling

The Youth Services Workers at the STS are integral to the successful outcome of young men at the facility. If you enjoy challenging, yet rewarding work helping students find stability in their lives and security in their future, and can work as part of a team to help reach these goals you will want to have a career at the STS.

The State Training School provides an environment rich in challenges that will allow you to play a meaningful role in the rehabilitation of these young men with no boring days. You will be the glue that helps pull these young men together.

BSTS is located in Eldora, Iowa, a city of approximately 2,800, located in North Central Iowa.  Eldora is the home of the Pine Lake State Park which offers an array of indoor/outdoor recreational activities. Eldora is an Iowa River Greenbelt Community and the Iowa River Greenbelt Scenic Drive winds through a picturesque landscape of valleys, woods, and streams.

Eldora is 45 minutes from Ames and Cedar Falls, 30 minutes from Marshalltown, and only 20 minutes from Iowa Falls. Sportsmen enjoy the great hunting and fishing, and there are many educational opportunities, cultural activities, and entertainment events nearby.

  • Ames, Iowa is the home of the Iowa State University, one of the nation’s largest Universities featuring a premier Engineering school and one of the leading Veterinary and Agricultural schools spurring many new businesses and solid growth. https://www.iastate.edu/
  • Ames was voted the number one college town in the America by the Wall Street Journal. https://247wallst.com/special-report/2019/09/04/30-best-college-towns-in-america/7/
  • Cedar Falls is the home of the University of Northern Iowa, https://uni.edu/
  • Iowa Falls is the home of Ellsworth Community College. https://ecc.iavalley.edu
  • Wells Fargo Arena is an hour and 15 minutes from the State Training School. NCAA Basketball tournaments, top drawer concerts, and other activities are hosted there. The nation’s finest State Fair and the Iowa Cubs are also only an hour and 15 minutes away.

As an employee of the STS you are a State of Iowa employee and eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following and more.

  • Insurance – Health, Dental, Life, Voluntary Life, and Long Term Disability
  • The cost for Medical and Dental is only $45 per month for single coverage
  • Medical and Dental coverage for a family is $201 per month.
  • IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)-Fixed Income Pension
  • Deferred Compensation with a State-Funded match similar to a 401K
  • Paid Leave – 9 Holidays, Sick Leave, Family Sick Leave, Vacation, & Military Leave
  • Strong Opportunity for Advancement, Growth, and Development.

To learn more about benefits available to State of Iowa employees visit the benefits web page.

To learn more about benefits available to State of Iowa employees visit the benefits web page.

The State of Iowa is an EEO/AA Employer

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