Overnight Residential Youth Monitor – PT

Employment Status



Open Until Filled


Ames, IA
We are YSS:

YSS Residential Addiction Treatment provides a successful, individualized, and evidence-based recovery program for youth (ages 12-18) in a safe, homelike atmosphere. We understand substance abuse affects more than just the addict, our comprehensive approach incorporates support for the youth’s family and others in their support network.

The role:

As an Overnight Residential Youth Monitor, you will support the overnight staff in the supervision and care of residential clients during the night and morning hours. You will remain awake at all times throughout the entire shift to ensure the security of the building.

What you will need:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year of related work or life experience.
  • At least 21 years old with a valid driver's license to meet requirements to drive agency vehicles.
What you will do:
  • Float as scheduled among the Shelter & Residential Treatment programs to provide support to overnight staff and ensure the security of the facilities.
  • Walk from facility to facility every 15-20 minutes to complete facility checks and staff check-ins.
  • Complete sweep of the interior at each facility, ensuring the doors and windows are locked, and record timestamps at each location during each visit.
  • Communicate with overnight staff at each facility to identify necessary tasks and security concerns.
  • Assist in the supervision of the residents during the late night and early morning. Relates to residents in a caring, supportive, and therapeutic manner.
  • Take an active interest in each resident and be aware of individuals presenting problems, behaviors, and personalities.
  • Enforce program rules and restrictions consistently, fairly, and firmly.
  • Report any non-authorized absences/elopements during the night in accordance with program policy and procedure.
  • Assist in providing crisis intervention when needed and alerts on-call staff of a medical or counseling emergency.
  • Complete paperwork, report, and any required documentation.
  • Assist in providing for the nightly maintenance of the house and assuring that safe living conditions are provided in compliance with fire, safety, and health regulations.
  • Complete daily checks of each facility’s vehicles and fuel them or request service when necessary.
  • Attend required meetings and training.
  • Other duties as assigned.
What we offer:
  • Fun team environment
  • Mission-driven work
  • Wellness program offerings
  • Discounts on pet insurance
  • Flexible shift and hours
  • Training and development opportunities



For more information, please contact Anna Gonzalez at

All applicants are required to complete an online application. YSS hires nicotine-free staff only.
YSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.