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Position range in Taylor County $17.64 - $26.91 Per hour
Youth Care Worker I HARMONY FAMILY SERVICES INC Occupation: Child, Family, and School Social Workers
Location: ABILENE, TX - 79601 Positions available: 2
Job #: 15668115 Work At Home option: No
Updated: 11/12/2022 Expires: 2/9/2023
Source: WorkInTexas Site: WorkInTexas

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Job Title: Youth Care Worker 1

Department: Emergency Shelter

Reports To: Program Administrator

Conditions: Hourly, full-time, working 8 hour shift, 40 hours week with occasional overtime; or, part-time, working less than 30 hours a week as assigned by Program Administrator. Employment is at the will of the employer and there are no guarantees implied or written of permanent employment.


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 childs 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.


Ensuring the safety and well being of all residents in care of the Emergency Shelter by supervising them in all daily activities, recreation, and program routine. No staff supervisory responsibilities.


Must be at least 21 years of age; pass criminal background and abuse/neglect history checks; be free of contagious TB; have the physical, mental and emotional ability to perform required tasks; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; and enjoy working with children and youth.


Minimum of a high school diploma or GED. Prior experience working with children and/or adolescent youth is preferred. Orientation to the agency and population served will be completed prior to having contact with children, and pre-service training including emergency behavior intervention will be provided prior to worker being left alone with children in care. Training of at least 50 hours a year is required annually and the worker is expected to attend all training provided at the agencys expense.


Must have valid Texas drivers license. Will be provided training for certification in First Aid, CPR, and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI).

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Is a Private Sector employer with 2 locations

Company Profile:
5-9 employees

Location/Work Site Information
Address: Address Not Available, ABILENE, TX 79601

Compensation and Hours
Salary Range: $14.00 - $15.00 Hour DOE (Depends on Experience) Not Available Other Benefits: Not Available Full or Part Time: Full Time (30 Hours or More) Job Duration: Over 150 Days Type of Job: Regular
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Work Experience
Minimum Experience Required: Not Specified
Education and Training
Minimum Education Level Required: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Required License/Certification: No

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Special Software/Hardware skills needed: No

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Driver's License Required: Yes, Operator License.

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This section shows the number of job openings advertised online in Taylor County, TX for Child, Family, and School Social Workers and for the related occupational group of Community and Social Service Occupations on January 29, 2023 (Jobs De-duplication Level 2).
There were 4 job openings advertised online in Taylor County, TX for Child, Family, and School Social Workers on January 29, 2023. There are also 69 job openings advertised online for the related occupation group of Community and Social Service Occupations in Taylor County, TX on January 29, 2023.
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