In response to the humanitarian crisis at America’s ports of entry, Devereux will be providing short-term shelter care services for refugee children who have come to the United States without their legal guardian. Devereux will provide extremely high-quality, trauma-informed residential and educational services for refugee children, with intense supports for their social and emotional health. We will also ensure they receive excellent and immediate physical healthcare including pediatric, dental and nutritional supports for every child.
Devereux’s ultimate goal is to ensure every refugee child who receives our services is successfully and quickly discharged into the loving care of their family sponsor and, during the short time they are with us, have received best-in-class medical, therapeutic, recreational and educational services designed specifically to address the traumas they have sustained during, and often before, their migration journey. This is a very high benchmark to set, but we have already begun partnering with leading legal defense nonprofits to ensure children in our care have access to the finest immigration advocates and supports our country offers.
Being a Bilingual Youth Care Worker has many advantages
As a Bilingual Youth Care Worker at Devereux, you will be a critical part of a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated, experts who share your passion for helping children in need. We offer: A comprehensive benefit package, paid training, student tuition assistance, and opportunities for professional growth. Every day you will have the opportunity to:
- Actively assist children with their individualized plans for daily living
- Ensure our individuals are safe, healthy, and living in a clean, compassionate and therapeutic environment
- Assist with the planning, implementation, and documentation of programs designed to meet children’s social, emotional, physical and personal needs
- Plan and participate in community outings
- Shop for necessities such as food, clothing and household items
- Schedule and transport children to doctor’s appointments and other important activities
Youth Care Workers staff the Short-term Shelter program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The primary responsibility for this position is to maintain a nurturing environment within the program that is conducive to healthy and therapeutic emotional healing and growth of children who have experienced trauma. The position reports to the Shift Supervisor and is a full-time position.
The IDEAL candidate will...
- Minimum 21 years of age
- Have a minimum of a High School Diploma/GED
- Be bilingual in English/Spanish
- Have a valid driver's license
- Be empathetic and have a team approach to care for our individuals
- Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Be energetic, creative, and have a sense of humor
- Be able to attend ten days of in-house orientation on weekdays
- Be able to lift up to 50+ pounds and perform Safe and Positive Approaches