Employment Opportunities

The Bureau currently has four employment opportunities:


1. Return House: Residential Support Staff – Second Shift (Barre)

Help Youth Exiting Incarceration Reach Their Full Potential!

Immediate opening for second shift (2:30-10:00PM), including some weekend shifts.  The Washington County Youth Service Bureau is seeking floor staff for our Return House residential program located in Barre. Return House offers young men aged 18-24 opportunities for personal growth, job and life skills development and community engagement as they exit incarceration. The ideal staff member believes in second and third chances and believes that all youth have the power to succeed despite past experiences. Floor staff positions are entry level positions and represent a great opportunity for individuals exploring careers in youth-care work, juvenile justice and criminal justice and for individuals looking to supplement retirement while giving back to community.

Support staff provides direct supervision of residents, facilitate skill building and recreational opportunities, and develop supportive relationships through one-on-one conversations, direct mentoring, and positive presence. Duties also include helping/supervising residents with house-related chores including housekeeping, meal planning and preparation. Staff also routinely provide support through a wide variety of mentorship opportunities focused on employment, social, and relationship skills.

Requirements: Must be available to work some weekend shifts, possess a clean driving record and hold a minimum of a High School Diploma or GED. Applicants must also possess a desire to support youth through both successes and mis-steps. Solid interpersonal and communication skills are helpful in navigating staff communications across shifts.

Vacation and sick time accrues after a probation period.
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The WCYSB/Return House is an EOE.

Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Mary Anne Owen-Director maowen@wcysb.org

2.  Assistant Director – Return House (Barre)

Seeking a full-time Assistant Director/Case Manager for Return House, a transitional housing program based in Barre, VT for young men ages 18 to 24 who are returning to the community on furlough or probation from jail. Youth are under the supervision of the Barre Department of Corrections (DOC). Return House helps these individuals establish a plan for successful reentry into the community by focusing on the creation of goals and objectives including: independent living skills; employment skills; personal goal development; stable housing; interpersonal skills; working towards the completion of educational goals required by DOC; obtaining personal identification; development of community supports and resources; substance abuse and emotional health supports as well as referrals for physical and dental health needs. This position will work with participants on a daily basis; providing support and guidance toward their individual goals by leveraging strengths, rather than focusing on problems. Click here for more information and to apply.