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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.

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.
  • Overnight Sunday – Wednesday 10pm – 7am
  • AM Wednesday – Saturday 6am – 3pm

 

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.
  • All SAFE employees are eligible to enroll their children in our Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Program (ages 3 months to 5 years, space permitting). 

 

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

 

About us:

  • 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 people of color, LGBTQ+ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English. 

 

 

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