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Overnight Youth Care Specialist/Worker

Lake Worth, FL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description


The Youth Care Specialist/Worker is responsible to provide counseling, initial case management, and day to day supervision and monitoring of the children. The Youth Care Specialist must be able to communicate proficiently. The Youth Care Specialist reports to Lead Youth Care Specialist.


  1. Provide program orientation to youth upon arrival and complete intake;
  2. Provide basic needs to youth including but not limited to preparing and supervising meals in accordance with menu, clothing, hygiene products, shower and bedroom assignment;
  3. Monitor clothing, shelter supplies, allowances and trips;
  4. Must provide direct care services to youth to ensure that ratios and appropriate supervision levels are continuously met as per state and federal requirements;
  5. Planning and implementing educational events, acculturation activities and recreational program outside the facility and other meaningful experience for youth in conjunction with the team;
  6. Provide therapeutic care of the special needs’ youth in care and when necessary, appropriate crisis intervention consistent with training guidelines;
  7. Utilize behavior management tools and document youth behavior and share information with appropriate staff regarding youth’s program participation;
  8. Develop positive rapport with youth while serving as a role model to create a safe and caring environment;
  9. Ensure all forms and progress notes are properly completed to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements;
  10. Assist with the coordination of Physical Education instruction in coordination with the Program Director or designee as required by state and federal requirements;
  11. Serve as a model appropriate behavior (e.g.: respect for others, appropriate dress, appropriate conflict of resolution, etc.);
  12. Promote and utilize culturally sensitive care and treatment of child, families, and co-workers and actively work to reduce bias and promote cultural sensitivity and acculturation;
  13. Maintain the shelter in accordance with ORR, OCFS, OHSA and agency health and safety standards and check for and report repair and maintenance needs for the physical condition of the facility;
  14. Transport residents to various appointments and activities;
  15. Adhere to all Agency and departmental Safety Procedures including reporting and unsafe practices, equipment and environment, and takes active role in correcting the unsafe practice, equipment or environment through proper notification including proper supervision of youths at all times; and
  16. Attending case conferences and other team meetings;

All of the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job duties indicated is not to be an exhaustive statement and other job-related duties may be assigned as required by the supervisor(s).


  1. A high school diploma or GED and a minimum of one-year employment experience in the child welfare field working with children and/or adolescents in a social service setting;
  2. A genuine respect for and interest in children and their families of diverse racial and ethnic identity and an ability to from a therapeutic relationship with children and their families;
  3. Ability to demonstrate counseling techniques;
  4. Written and verbal fluency in English; Fluency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole is required;
  5. Proficiency in Microsoft Office r



Lake Worth, FL
33463 USA



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