Join our dedicated team and make a tangible difference in the lives of adolescents. Your skills can contribute to a healing journey and transform futures. To become part of Dream Residential Treatment Center, Inc., please read the Job Description below.

Child Care Workers Job Description

Job Description

Child Care Worker is responsible for supporting, supervising, and assisting house youth in care. Child Care staff should promote a sense of connection to family, community, and culture. They create opportunities within the program for youth to experience the core value of independence through teaching life skills, helping with homework, facilitating group meetings. Child Care staff will work closely with case managers, and ISP team members to ensure youth’s permanency plan is progressing. The successful candidate will have experience with working with at risk youth. This is a Full Time position.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma required
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate with co-workers, medical personnel, and other persons necessary to care for the child’s needs.
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • One-year experience working with at risk youth.
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to learn new programs.
  • Ability to solve problems, make decisions, resolve conflicts, and listen.
  • Ability to deal calmly in crisis situations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be compassionate and firm and always maintain confidentiality.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to be flexible.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team to achieve goals.
  • Success at managing a wide array of tasks and projects and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Excellent organization and planning skills.
  • Commitment to the Mission of Dream Residential Treatment Center

Other Requirements

  • Must have reliable transportation, valid Texas driver’s license, and valid vehicle insurance.
  • Position requires driving in personal vehicle and/or agency vehicle to include freeways and highways to satellite offices, offsite meetings, and events as needed.
  • Must be able to work on a flexible schedule as needed to meet work, program, and project deadlines.
  • Pass Background Check, TB Test, and Submit to Random Drug Testing
  • Submit driving record for past 3 years
  • Must be a US citizen or legal resident
  • Pass a federal and state background screening
  • Pass a drug screening
  • Must posses a HS diploma or GED
  • Provide references
  • TB test

DFPS requires caregivers to complete all training listed below:

Medical Consent

This training is for any person authorized to make medical decisions for children in the legal custody of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). This includes foster parents, case managers for child placing agencies, professional staff of emergency shelters, cottage parents, relative and kinship caregivers, and certain DFPS staff and youth medical consenters.

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Normalcy

This course will help you understand the need for children in your care to have a normal living environment. We call this normalcy. This federal law was created to improve well-being and normalcy for children and youth in foster care.

CPS must allow children in foster care to do things and have experiences that are normal for kids their age.

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Psychotropic Medication

This training explains Child Protective Services’s expectations for the safe and effective use of psychotropic medications by children in DFPS conservatorship. Talk to your child’s doctor about any specific questions you may have about the medications your child is taking. These medications treat symptoms of psychosis or another mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders

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Preventing and Recognizing Youth Sexual Abuse

This training explains how to prevent and recognize youth sexual abuse. This training must be taken in the DFPS caregivers portal.

Caregiver Training HUB

Runaway Prevention

DFPS provides this training to help families and caregivers identifying ways to prevent or reduce the risk that children and youth in foster care will run away or go missing.

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Trauma Informed Care

This course for caregivers will help you understand how trauma affects behaviors in children and youth, including how “trauma triggers” can increase the risk that a child or youth will run away or go missing.

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