On-Call Youth Worker – Rochester, MN

180 Degrees is looking for dedicated and committed individuals interested in turning lives around to ensure safer communities.  Our organization is highly diverse and includes individuals with all sorts of life experiences.  Plus, we like to have fun!  Check us out at: 180degrees.org

Founded in 1989, the Von Wald Group Home is a safe place for at-risk teens from Rochester and communities across southeastern Minnesota. ​Offering a structured and nurturing environment for youth ages 10 – 18 years, the Von Wald Group Home helps youth heal from trauma, develop pro-social skills, build community connections, and develop life skills.

The Youth Worker position is responsible for assisting in the holistic case-management support of youth and for developing, supporting and implementing youth programming that is culturally-competent and grounded in positive youth development, harm reduction, and trauma-informed care.​


Age 21, meet the Minnesota Department of Corrections rule 2960 standards for Group Residential Programs and all other applicable agency standards.

Valid driver’s license required


Culturally competent, strong organizational and prioritizing skills, good written and verbal communication skills; along with basic knowledge of Microsoft Office. 


Be a positive role model for the youth and resolve conflict in a constructive fashion.

Take crisis calls, conduct call screenings, intakes, and discharges.

Support daily case management goals for the youth.

Teach and model the skills necessary to maintain good health through the teaching of healthy eating habits.

After training provide passing medication through our Medication Administration policy using proper documentation.

Provide concise communication via case notes, staff logs, phone contacts, resident files, medical administration forms, etc.

Display teamwork through supportive communication, participation in the development of case management plans and attending staff meetings.

Maintain appropriate involvement in daily and recreational activities with the youth through positive role-modeling, sportsmanship and safety.

Driving and/or transporting youth as needed.

Other duties may be assigned