Youth/Child Care Worker

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Since 1902, our mission at Children’s Home Society of Florida has been to change lives by protecting and healing children. When kids need a safe place to call "home," we find them loving families; when parents want to provide stable, nurturing homes for their babies, we help. We create brighter futures for kids, families, and communities.

With 100,000+ kids and their family members counting on us, we have more than 1,800 dedicated professionals serving every community in Florida. Our 15 primary locations and 90+ offices ensure we're reaching children in all 67 counties. We are currently seeking a Dependency Case Management Supervisor to join the leadership team of our Adoptions, Protective Services, and Full Service Case Management program.

Job Responsibilities

As a Youth Child Care Worker, you will supervise and direct children and youth in residential and/or day care programs. You will assist with the record keeping and perform duties necessary for the overall care and well-being of the young people in the program. You will act as a role model, positively interacting with children/youth by engaging in and supervising appropriate activities.

Other responsibilities of the Child Care Provider role include:

  • Providing appropriate supervision and direction of children/youth in their daily routine
  • Giving children/youth positive reinforcement as appropriate
  • Maintaining complete and accurate daily records
  • Reporting suspected child abuse/neglect as mandated by law
  • Implementing behavioral modification techniques as instructed
  • Attending staff meetings and/or training as required
  • Maintaining the order, safety and cleanliness of the facility and grounds
  • Transporting children/youth as necessary
  • Participating in the quality improvement process
  • Dispensing medication to children/youth as instructed
  • Providing first-aid treatment as necessary

As a Youth Child Care Worker, you must have the energy and flexibility necessary to meet the changing needs of children. You must be able to follow directions, make sound decisions and handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Qualified candidates are able to build strong relationships and effectively interact with clients from diverse backgrounds. You must be able to observe individuals, report accurate findings, intervene when necessary and handle confidential issues appropriately.

Other requirements of the Child Care Provider role include:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • At least 6 months of experience working with children
  • 1+ year of human services experience, preferred
  • Previous experience working with abused, neglected and special needs children, preferred
  • 30 hours Department of Children and Families certification, preferred
  • CPR (infant and child), First Aid, CNA or CDA certificate, preferred
  • Crisis prevention/intervention training, preferred
  • Must have Florida Driver's License within 30 days from hire
  • Ability to provide affection, security and continuity in the care of children
  • Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
  • Ability to handle emergencies and life-threatening situations effectively
  • Must be able to transport clients
  • Basic First Aid and CPR certification
  • Crisis Prevention (CPI) skills or equivalent CHS-approved behavioral management system
  • Physical requirements include: Sitting, standing, walking, lifting, carrying, kneeling, pushing/pulling, bending/stooping, reaching, crawling/crouching, driving and climbing

View available Youth/Child Care Worker positions here.

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