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Youth Care Specialist

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Homestead
Posted on: July 5, 2024

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong, -and communities are vibrant.
LSF is looking for talented Youth Care Specialists who want to make an impact in the lives of youth ages 10-17! -
Shift Available:10:30pm - 7am
Weekends required
This role is located on site at:
326 NW 3rd Ave
Homestead, FL 33030
Applicants who can commute to the above location will be considered. - -
Purpose & Impact:
This is a direct service delivery position. The Youth Care Specialist supervises residents, ages 10-17, provides quality care, ensures a safe and secure environment and transports and accompanies residents with outside activities. As the Youth Care Specialist, you will be that role model and encourage each resident to pursue educational growth as well as everyday life skills.
Essential Functions:

  • Provide supportive environment for youth and offer supervision for resident youth during activities.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practices and offers safety, consistent care supervision, and overall support to residents.
  • Provide daily security and up-keep of facility.
  • Participate in the implementation and monitoring of client case plans.
  • Logs and tracks daily youth activity.
  • Assign and supervise chores.
  • Prepare meals as needed.
  • Screen clients, conduct initial intakes, and administer client satisfaction surveys when directed.
  • Complete required initial paperwork for clients.
  • Oversee shelter clients self-administering all medication.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
    *Minimum of one (1) year experience working with youth and at-risk populations in an organized/structured setting preferred. -
    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability and flexibility to work extended hours and be flexible with scheduling.
    • Valid state driver's license and proof of auto insurance.

      Skills/Abilities: - -

      • Dependability, discretion, and good judgement are essential.
      • Ability to establish effective relationships with clients, co-workers and the general public.
      • Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population's cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
      • Team player with co-workers and administrators

        Why work for LSF?
        LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. -Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the -organization. - -
        Amazing benefits package including:

        • Medical, Dental and Vision
        • Teladoc (24/7 online access to doctors)
        • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
        • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
        • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
        • Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
        • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursement
        • Tuition reimbursement

          Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity -employer.

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Homestead , Youth Care Specialist, Other , Homestead, Florida

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