Youth Runaway & Homeless Shelter Specialist

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


Zepf Center has been serving the Lucas County community for over 40 years. We are the leading provider of behavioral health and vocational services to youth and adults with severe and persistent mental illness in the Northwest Ohio area. Services include child & adolescent psychiatric, medical, substance abuse, residential, and therapy services, as well as career development and wellness services. Zepf Center is also partnered with NHA to provide medical services to patients making access to care easier for them.

Zepf Center is a trauma-informed agency and environment for both clients and staff. 

We are currently seeking a full time and contingent Youth Shelter Residential Specialist . This role will provide supportive services and actively maintain the daily operations of youth shelter programming. They will ensuring there is a safe, supportive, and therapeutic environment for youth consumers and fellow staff, by following all policies and procedures. They will also provide case management when needed. Due to the 24-hour nature of this program, hours may vary. 


This position will require a comprehensive understanding of cultural and linguistic competencies around working with youth, families, systems, and people of color or from diverse backgrounds. The employee should be capable of maintaining a flexible schedule, which will include on-call responsibilities and an occasional possibility of working night shifts.

Candidates should have a High School Diploma or GED plus 4 years of viable experience with youth and families from diverse backgrounds. A Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience is preferred. Must be able to pass a background check, 5 panel drug screen, TB test and be eligible to drive a company vehicle. A valid driver’s license and proof of personal auto insurance is required.

The full-time positions offer excellent wage, benefits, and retirement plan available.


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