DHHS Hosting Drive-Thru Career Fair Sept. 17 in Kearney

News Release
For Immediate Release: 9/15/2020

Leah Bucco-White, DHHS Office of Communications, (402) 471-9356


Lincoln – The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will host a drive-thru career fair in Kearney on Thursday, Sept. 17, inviting applicants interested in youth program specialist positions with the Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center (YRTC) in Kearney. Full-time, part-time and temporary on call opportunities are available.

The career fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Museum of Nebraska Art, located in Kearney at 2401 Central Ave. Participants are asked to wear masks to the event, which will be socially distanced.

DHHS is hosting the career fair in partnership with Kearney Works, a workforce development non-profit providing comprehensive services to encourage local job placement and career advancement.

Teammates in the youth program specialist role want to make a positive difference through effective services and giving youth the chance to become law-abiding citizens. Core responsibilities include supervising youth in daily and evening activities such as school, recreation and meals, as well as support for transportation and other coverage at the YRTC facility.

Applicants must be at least 21, have a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver license. The pay range is $14.91 to $16.01 per hour, with additional shift differential paid for second and third shift schedules. 

Working with great teammates who are committed to helping young people, a retirement match of 156 percent, earned sick and vacation leave for full-time teammates, and opportunities for student loan forgiveness are a few reasons to consider a career at DHHS.

Teammates will be available to discuss and answer questions about open positions, DHHS benefits and the application process.

Those unable to attend the career fair can explore career opportunities with DHHS online at https://statejobs.nebraska.gov/.

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