Youth Recovery Specialist

Employment Status



Open until filled




YSS is seeking a full-time Youth Recovery Specialist for our residential facilities in Ames. The Youth Recovery Specialist will supervise and care for residents of the house on a rotating on-duty, off-duty basis, while providing an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust.  The Youth Recovery Specialist is responsible for the daily living routine and general management of the house so that each resident can grow and develop as an individual to his/her fullest capacity.


A full job description is available within the application process.



A high school diploma/equivalent and one year of human service related experience is required.

Recovering applicants must have a minimum of two years of continuous sobriety to be considered for this position.

Must have a valid driver's license and adequate insurance coverage in accordance with YSS policy.

A Bachelor's degree in a human services or related field is preferred.

Knowledge of the 12 Steps of AA/NA is very helpful.


For more information, please contact Anna Gonzalez at

All applicants are required to complete an online application.

YSS hires nicotine free staff only. EOE