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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Youth Care Worker 1 (Abilene)

Job Title: Youth Care Worker 1

Department: Emergency Shelter

Reports To: Program Administrator

Job Description:

  • Will follow all policies and procedures of the Emergency Shelter and Harmony Family Services, Inc. and those of any government agencies that exercise authority over the programs of Harmony Family Services, Inc.
  • Will report to the assigned shift on time (meaning 15 minutes before the hour) and be ready to accomplish the goals, tasks, and requirements of the job.
  • Will, when necessary, provide additional shift coverage on an emergency basis so as to allow for illness, vacations, or staff shortages.
  • Seeks out and attends training when offered.
  • Seeks out effective communication with management.
  • Will brief the staff relieving you on the next shift of the days activities, problems, incidents, or events as they have relevance for that worker.
  • Will participate in all scheduled treatment team staffings and staff meetings.
  • Will report abuse or suspected abuse, neglect or suspected neglect or any other behavior or events that endanger the health and well being of any child to the Program Administrator or next higher official whether actual or suspected.
  • Will keep the child's therapist informed of group or personal problems of the child.
  • Will document daily events, activities, incidents, problems, successes, and conflicts any child may experience during the assigned shift.
  • Maintain the facility in a clean, non-dangerous, and presentable condition at all times.
  • Will follow the program routine and schedule provided by the Program Administrator.
  • Will work professionally with other staff to provide a therapeutic environment for children in care.
  • Will be knowledgeable of the treatment plan for each child and assure that each treatment goal is being addressed.
  • Will see to the needs of each child on a daily basis such as food, shelter, clothing, personal hygiene, health, recreation, transportation, education, and values training in a moral context.
  • Will supervise the activities of all children in care during the shift assigned.
  • Will attempt to develop a personal, therapeutic, and appropriate adult-child relationship with each resident and use that relationship to accomplish treatment goals.
  • Will supervise the residents during the assigned shift in their chores, personal needs, school homework, personal hygiene, clothing care, selection of recreation, and health needs.


  • $14-$15 per hour DOE

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