Youth Care Worker at Residential Facility
at Sequel Youth and Family Services

Date Posted: 11/30/2018

Job Description

Program Overview  

St. Johns Youth Academy is a 70-bed secure residential treatment facility located in St. Augustine, FL. This program provides programming for males, ages 14-1eight, who have displayed high-risk behavior. Under the direction of the Shift Supervisor, the Youth Care Worker supervises and assists students in all program related activities using professionally acceptable methods and techniques.

Job Duties Include:  

  • Supervise youth in activities in order to observe or effect changes in their social behavior.
  • Maintain the security of the facility and grounds.
  • Stimulate interest and cooperation in individual and group activities and observe youth behavior in response to treatment efforts.
  • Observe methods and techniques of Group Leaders during group therapy sessions and develop counseling skills under their supervision; participate in the treatment of the youth through observation, interaction, scoring, limit setting, and implementation of treatment plans; and assist in the development of a positive peer culture.
  • Escort youth to work, mealtime, recreation, education activities, and participate in their supervision and instruction.
  • Maintain proper conduct and security of youth in work, recreation, and education.
  • Limited one-to-one guidance counseling.
  • Prepare periodic and special evaluations on assigned youth, report significant changes in social behavior and make recommendations for changes in assignments.
  • Provide crisis intervention with juveniles.
  • Give basic instruction in work, recreation and housekeeping activities.
  • Perform related work as assigned or required.
  • Communicate orally and in writing all appropriate reports and information, both within the unit and to relevant outside agencies.

Job Qualifications:   

  • This position requires a high school diploma and for the applicant to be twenty one years of age or older. 6-eight months experience working with delinquent youth or in the mental health field is required or an associate’s degree will suffice. Applicants with equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

Benefits Package

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance after sixty days
  • Company provided Short Term and Long Term Disability
  • Company provided AD&D insurance
  • Flexible Spending program
  • 401K after sixty days
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off

Job Snapshot

About Us

At Sequel Youth and Family Services, we work together today to build a brighter tomorrow. With a focus on providing programs for behavioral, emotional, or physical challenges, we proudly serve children and adults alike. Associates at Sequel Youth and Family Services enjoy giving back and getting more out of a career that positively impacts the community. If you’re a compassionate, motivated individual who’s looking for a truly meaningful career, we look forward to hearing from you.

Sequel Youth and Family Services is committed to offering a broad spectrum of services and options that care for our patients and families alike. Our offerings include long-term residential treatment, short-term impact programs, shelter care, therapeutic group homes, therapeutic foster care, community-based services, in-home services, and alternative education programs. Our reach extends to clients from 37 states and territories – and we’re growing every day.

Current employment opportunities span:

  • Business Administration & Support

  • Education & Counseling

  • Residential Support Services

  • Child & Family Therapy

  • Nursing (LPN, CNA, RN, PRN)

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