Children's Home Society of Florida

Youth/Child Care Worker

Job Locations US-FL-Tampa
Job ID
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Youth/Child Care


Founded in 1902 to care for orphans, CHS is now among the oldest, largest and most respected private nonprofits serving children and families. Expanding from early roots in adoption and foster care, CHS offers an array of specialized services designed to nurture children and grow families. Last year, CHS delivered hope to more than 139,000 children and adults.


OBJECTIVE:  To supervise and direct children/youth in residential or day care program, assist with the record keeping and perform duties necessary for the overall care and well being of the children/youth in the program. 

- Supervise and positively interact with children/youth.
- Engage in and supervise age appropriate play activities with children/youth.
- Direct children/ youth in eating, resting and hygiene.
- Conduct oneself as a "role model" for children/youth; provide appropriate

  direction of children/youth in their daily routine; give children/youth positive

  reinforcement as appropriate.
- Dispense medication to children/youth as instructed.
- Provide first aid treatment as necessary.
- Maintain complete and accurate daily records and report suspected child

  abuse/neglect as mandated by law.
- Implement behavior modification techniques as instructed.
- Prepare meals utilizing provided menus.
- Conduct and document required fire drills.
- Attend staff meetings and/or training as required.
- Maintain the order, safety, cleanliness of the facility and grounds; responsible

  for housekeeping and laundry; supervise children/youth in assisting with

- Transport children/youth to school and medical appointments as necessary.
- Maintain company vehicle in clean condition and good repair.
- Participate in the quality improvement process.
- Provide Behavioral Health Overlay Services (BHOS) to clients under the

  direction and supervision of the clinical staff.
- Provide daily living and social skills to clients as part of the BHOS treatment

- Maintain familiarization with BHOS documentation requirements and patient

- Respond to special clinical circumstances of BHOS clients including behavioral

  and medical emergencies.
- Participates in ongoing training and consultation with the BHOS treatment

- Document all BHOS services and maintain other related BHOS records.
- Participate in the quality improvement process.

This list of essential functions is not intended to be exhaustive. Children's Home Society of Florida reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.



- High School diploma or GED equivalent
- Minimum 6 months of experience or TOP Model Training
- For Unaccompanied Alien Child/Minor Program, bilingual required

- Florida Driver’s License within 30 days from hire


- One year experience
- Previous experience working with abuse, neglect and special needs children
- 30 hours Department of Children and Families certification
- CPR (infant and child), First Aid, CNA or CDA certificate
- Crisis prevention/intervention training


- Ability to build trusting relationships with clients and effectively interact with

  clients from diverse cultures
- Ability to follow directions
- Ability to handle confidential issues appropriately
- Ability to handle emergencies and life threatening situations effectively
- Ability to handle multiple tasks and make sound decisions
- Ability to intervene decisively when necessary to protect client
- Ability to observe individuals and report accurate findings
- Ability to provide affection, security and continuity in the care of children
- Ability to set appropriate limits and boundaries with clients
- Ability to transport clients
- Basic First Aid and CPR certification. CPI skills or equivalent CHS approved

  behavioral management system
- Must have the energy and flexibility to meet the changing needs of


NEEDED: bending/stooping, carrying, crawling/crouching, driving, kneeling, lifting, pushing/pulling, reaching, sitting, standing, walking
PREFERRED: repetitive climbing


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