Youth Shelter Counselor

Organization: Briarpatch Youth Services

Location: Madison, WI

The Briarpatch Runaway and Homeless Youth Program is recruiting a full-time (40 hours per week) counselor to work primarily the 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. shift in our shelter for runaway and homeless youth.

• Requires a minimum of Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of two (2) years fulltime experience working or volunteering with teens. A background in education, social work, or human services is preferred.

• Experience working in a youth shelter or group home setting is preferred along with the ability to work with youth from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Duties & Responsibilities:
• Oversees the daily activities of youth staying in the Briarpatch Youth Shelter.
• Records documentation of client services and required paperwork in accordance with state licensing rules and agency standards.
• Helps youth staying in the shelter with meal preparation, completion of daily chores, completion of laundry and similar household responsibilities as needed.
• Maintains a working knowledge of shelter policies and procedures.
• Provides brief counseling to youth staying in the shelter.
• Supervises shelter clients during recreational outings.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

40 hours per week working primarily the 4:00p – 12:00a shift. Days of work will be Sunday-Thursday or as arranged after employment begins.

Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record that allows for operation of agency-owned vehicles.

Starting Salary is $35,568 annually. Benefits include: health, dental, life, & disability insurance; 10 paid holidays; and 23 paid days off during the first year of employment.
To apply, candidates must submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 pm on April 3, 2020 to

Briarpatch Youth Services
Attn: Briarpatch Jobs
2720 Rimrock Road
Madison, WI 53713-3337
Or Email:

Briarpatch Job Announcement Youth Shelter Counselor