View Our Website View All Jobs

Youth Care Worker

Youth Care Worker

SAFE Children’s Shelter seeks a full-time Youth Care Worker. Our Children’s shelter serves youth in foster care ages 0-22.  Every child we serve has trauma in their history.  Our Youth Care Workers play a mentor role for our youth.  Overall our daily goal is to provide a safe and nurturing environment on a daily basis.

About SAFE:

  • SAFE’s mission is our name: Stop Abuse For Everyone. We achieve our mission by acknowledging and responding to the intersection of child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
  • The SAFE Alliance grew out of the courageous work of the Center for Battered Women, the Austin Rape Crisis Center, and the Austin Children’s Shelter, all respected, women-led human service agencies created by volunteers and informed by survivors who needed support, safety and justice.
  • With over 20 programs and 400 staff, we have been serving the Austin community and beyond for over 30 years.
  • The SAFE Alliance strongly encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including: Black, Indigenous, and  People of Color; LGBTQ+ identified people; gender-nonconforming people; individuals with disabilities; veterans; and people who speak a language in addition to English. 

About this position:

We need you to fill the role of Youth Care Worker. This is a FULL-TIME, NON-EXEMPT position at our Rathegeber Village Campus.  We will pay you an hourly salary of $15.00 per hour. Available shifts are for our Emergency Care program:

  • Sunday – Wednesday 2PM - 11PM
  • Wednesday -- Saturday 6AM - 3PM 
  • Wednesday – Saturday 2PM - 11PM 

Key Duties:

  • Monitoring the behavior and activities of children and youth in a residential child care setting
  • Providing a safe, comfortable, and nurturing environment
  • Providing direct care programs and services to assigned children
  • Serving as a positive role model to the children and youth
  • Applying approved behavior modification techniques to de-escalate inappropriate behaviors
  • Performing physical containments of youth when necessary to prevent harm to self or to others
  • Providing positive reinforcement and support to youth
  • Demonstrate ability to manage emotions and perform in high pressure and/or crisis situation with calm, care, and unconditional positive regard for youth.

 

Qualifications:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Have a valid, State of Texas Driver’s License, and: 
    • At least three (3) consecutive years of driving experience OR one (1) year of driving experience if over 27 years of age; and
    • An acceptable driving record; and
      • If in possession of an out-of-state license, obtain a State of Texas Driver’s License within 90 days of beginning employment.
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED (Bachelor’s degree preferred)
  • Two years’ experience working with children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or who have special needs
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well as submit to a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
  • Adhere to our Guiding Principles, Mission, Core Competencies and Confidentiality Policy.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.

 

About our benefits:

  • Full-time employees receive employer paid health insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance. *
  • Optional dental, vision and pet insurance. *
  • 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, and 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), 4 Personal Holidays, 6 Paid holidays, and more*
  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.

*Benefits are prorated based on date of hire and hours worked. Eligibility is dependent upon FTE, status, etc. 

 

 

 

Read More

Apply for this position

Required*
Apply with Indeed
We've received your resume. Click here to update it.
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file

To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity and/or Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more.
Gender
Race/Ethnicity