*A job as a Youth Services Specialist falls under the broader career category of Child, Family, and School Social Workers. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category but may not specifically apply to this career title.
for Child, Family, and School Social Workers :
Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers.