Residential Youth Worker

Pete’s Place, a program of Child & Family Services/Third Level, is the only voluntary, free youth shelter in northern Lower Michigan. Pete’s Place staff help by providing non-judgmental support to help overcome life’s many challenges. Pete’s Place provides crisis intervention, information and referrals, individual and family counseling, and more. 

Pete’s Place Youth Shelter has an immediate opening for a Residential Youth Specialist. This position is part-time, up to 28 hours per week, with a flexible schedule including midnight and weekend shifts

Qualifications/Benefits:  Minimum high school completion, college education preferred in human services. Successful completion of Direct Care training (provided). Having reliable automobile, acceptable driving record and adequate motor vehicle insurance are also requirements for this position. Valid CPR/First Aid certification preferred.

Reports To:  Pete’s Place Shelter Supervisor

Examples of Duties:

  • Responsible for daily shift assignments outlined for the purpose of providing direct care to residents of the Pete’s Place Shelter. Including but not limited to: working rotating shifts, intakes, discharges, collaboration with treatment team in facilitation of individual treatment goals, meal delivery, supervision of daily activities, cleaning and maintaining property, and routine bed checks.
  • Responsible for the supervision, daily safety and well-being of youth residing in Pete’s Place.
  • Maintains accurate and appropriate records of shift assignments and shift reports.
  • Participates in case management and/or counseling sessions as requested.
  • Represents Pete’s Place at meetings as assigned.
  • Attends required staff meetings, in service or other functions.
  • Participates in and completes all required trainings.
  • Performs as requested all other duties necessary for the operation of CFS/Third Level.

If you are interested this position, please submit letter of interest and resume to Angie Elliott at To learn more about Pete’s Place, visit