Briarpatch Youth Services has an exciting job opportunity for a skilled professional.  The agency is a dynamic non-profit community organization that has served Dane County since 1971.  Briarpatch provides a broad array of services to more than 3,000 runaway, homeless, at-risk, and court-involved youth annually.

Job Title: Youth Supervisor - LTE


Youth Supervisors will provide quality employment programming to youth facing barriers to employment. Supervisors will work in pairs, supervising youth in a variety of service projects in specific communities around Madison. Multiple positions available.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred; background in social work, psychology, or education preferred
  • Minimum 2 years' experience working with teens; experience working with youth of color and low-income youth strongly preferred
  • Available to work for the duration of programming (May 21-August 17)
  • Knowledge of Positive Youth Development, Restorative Justice, and Trauma-Informed Employment preferred

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with teens and community partners
  • Plan and supervise project work throughout the summer
  • Participate in recruitment and hiring of teens
  • Ensure safety of teens, staff, and community members
  • Communicate with teens and families regarding job performance
  • Effectively manage behavior of teens
  • Maintain all necessary documentation and/or data as required by program


15+ hours per week beginning May 21st through August 17th. Must be available Monday-Friday 12pm-6pm.


Access to reliable transportation, valid driver's license, and auto insurance required.

Compensation Package:             

Starting pay is $15.00 per hour.  This is a non-benefitted position.


To apply, candidates must submit a resume and cover letter


by April 25th to:

Briarpatch Youth Services

Attn: Sean Hubbard

2720 Rimrock Road

Madison, WI 53713-3337

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No calls or recruiters please.  Briarpatch Youth Services is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.






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