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Youth Care Specialist - PT (5894)

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Osprey
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

LSF is hiring over 30 new positions! Are you looking for immediate work with a flexible schedule and can start right now?! Join the LSF team working with teens in our Dream Center. Apply now for immediate consideration! 

Pay is $16 per hour.  Bilingual English/Spanish Preferred.  

Purpose & Impact

This is a direct service delivery position. The Youth Care Specialist supervises youth in residence, provides quality care, ensures safe and secure environment, transports and supervises youth. Additional duties of the Youth Care Specialist include providing a supportive environment for the teens, responsibility for daily security and maintenance of facility, assignment and supervision of client chores program, and preparation of meals as evaluated by the food program.

General Duties:

  • Provide supportive environment for youth
  • Assists adolescents with preparing and eating meals, taking baths, maintaining hygiene, administering medication and performing other daily routine tasks
  • Transports individual and groups of adolescents for appointments or field trips outside the facility 
    Provide daily security and up-keep of facility
  • Develops, plans, coordinates, and participates in daily recreational and social activities, including outdoor programs and physical exercise
  • Consults and communicates with shift leaders, supervisors and professional staff concerning behavior issues and the needs of the teens
  • As directed, participate in the implementation and monitoring of client case plans
  • Participate in various in-service training sessions and attend staff meetings
  • Assign and supervise chores in addition to performing light housekeeping duties such as making beds and cleaning laundry, to ensure that the teen’s residential setting is neat, clean, and orderly
  • Interviews and responds to critical incidents and emergency situations. Document incidents in the logbook as well as on the appropriate forms
  • Assists with the initial intakes and discharge of youth
  • Document as in the logbook as outlined in polices and procedures
  • Conducts group meetings with youth to discuss issues and address concerns
  • Provides instruction on appropriate behaviors and Independent living skills
  • Observes and documents the behavior, development and needs of adolescents
  • Maintains daily written records and logs of observations and concerns about individual adolescents
  • Provides responsive, high quality service to Childnet, The Department of Children and Families, The Department of Juvenile Justice, The Courts, the School Board of Palm Beach County in addition to other representatives of outside agencies and members of the public by providing accurate, complete and up-to-date information, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner

Physical Requirements:

  • Bilingual in English/ Spanish highly desired
  • Ability and flexibility to work extended hours and be flexible with scheduling
  • Valid state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance


  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalency completion certification required
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience working in a caretaker type role or any experience with kids welcome!

License, Certification and Screening:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) requires those hired into this position to provide proof that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (including any booster shots, if required) or must become fully vaccinated within the first 30 days of employment.  Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with LSF.

Any individuals subject to this requirement may submit for consideration a request to be exempted from the requirement (based on a valid religious or medical reason) on forms to be provided by LSF.  Such requests will be subject to review and approval by the Company, and exemptions will be granted only if the Company can provide a reasonable accommodation in relation to the requested exemption.  Note that approvals for reasonable accommodations are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis and availability of a reasonable accommodation is not guaranteed.  This vaccination requirement is based, in part, on recently established government requirements.  The requirement is also based on the safety and effectiveness of the vaccine in protecting against COVID-19, and our shared responsibility for the health and safety of members, clients, and community.


  • 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

Benefits offered:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Teledoc (24/7 access to doctors via phone and video)
  • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary), AD&D
  • Health and dependent care FSA
  • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
  • PTO policy
  • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • And much more!


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


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Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Palmetto , Youth Care Specialist - PT (5894), Other , Osprey, Florida

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