Residential Youth Treatment Technician – Lad Lake

Dousman or Milwaukee, WI

Full Time or Part Time

Salary Range: $18.00 To 20.00 Annually

Lad Lake seeks compassionate, patient, and collaborative individuals to join our team! Responsibilities include working directly with female youth who have experienced trauma by role modeling skills necessary to build healthy relationships and teaching important life skills such as healthy recreational activities, good hygiene, appropriate social skills, coping skills, and anger management skills. This caregiver role assists in planning outdoor/indoor activities and engages interactively with the youth, while also being involved in crisis management.

This Treatment Technician role can be an excellent springboard into various careers at Lad Lake. Many of our current staff started as caregivers and are now Unit Managers, Campus Supervisors, Teachers, and Trainers.



To be a proper role model and provide adequate supervision, guidance, structure, and behavior management to all clients in the Residential and Shelter programs.



  • Serve as a positive role model for youth in our residential care programs
  • Intentional effort to provide opportunities for youth to enhance their skills, abilities, and interests
  • Provide active supervision of youth by engaging in activities that are of interest to them
  • Plan and facilitate activities and daily routines
  • Crisis intervention with youth through verbal de-escalation techniques
  • Engage in, assess, and document youth activities (shift logs, incident reports, behavioral management logs, databases, etc.)
  • Provide support to youth, their families, and ancillary service providers
  • Provide transportation in agency vehicles for youths’ community-based needs and activities
  • Maintain confidentiality within all written and verbal communications



Must be;

  • Willingness to complete training through Lad Lake’s traineeship program
  • A high school diploma is required, Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Candidate must have a mix of 1st and 2nd shift availability to include weekends
  • Ability to demonstrate patience and empathy to build rapport with adolescents who use aggression as a coping mechanism
  • Assertive, self-confident, and sensitive in working with teens and staff – trauma-informed.
  • Demonstrate social, emotional, and intellectual maturity
  • Must be at least 21 years old


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to be patient and understanding of life’s difficult situations; ability to search for and recognize the good in people and situations; ability to stay calm and de-escalate situations where people are tense and frustrated; ability to follow written and verbal instructions; working knowledge of computers and MS Office; ability to multi-task and use time effectively and efficiently;  demonstrated sensitivity towards cultural, ethnic, and disability matters.

Physical Demands: Duties require possible physical activity while engaging with youth in the program. In rare situations, staff may be required to use physical de-escalation techniques to intervene if staff or clients are in danger of being physically harmed—the ability to lift 30 pounds is required.



  • $18 -$20 an hour starting rate with additional momentary multipliers based on education and experience
  • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, STD, LTD Benefits
  • Shift Differential
  • PTO (up to 16 days annually to start)
  • Holiday pay (up to 8 days)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401k profit sharing
  • Free meals when eating with clients
  • Casual dress
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Company-paid training
  • Ongoing paid training
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Employer