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Youth Care Specialist - Direct Care Provider

About the Care Provider Position

The Care Provider provides services for a diverse population of Unaccompanied Children (UC) of all ages and genders. Responsible for the day-to-day care and guidance of the youth of the Unaccompanied Children program. Assists with the management of the living environment of the program and promotes the learning of desirable behavior patterns by youth in a safe and nurturing environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides for the basic needs of the Unaccompanied Children including, but not limited to: nutrition, hygiene, clothing, daily routines, recreational activities, laundry and education;
  • Conducts oneself as a role model for the children/youth;
  • Provides consistent “line of sight” supervision of youth;
  • Provide safe transportation of child/youth to various scheduled activities;
  • Completes all required logs, forms and reports;
  • Attends a minimum of 20 hours advanced training/workshops on an annual basis;
  • Performs other duties / functions as requested by supervisory personnel.

Minimum Requirements:


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree in human services preferred;
  • One year of child welfare experience working with children and/or adolescents
  • Two years’ experience working with youth in a residential setting preferred.

Skills Knowledge:

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) language competency preferred;
  • Ability to use good judgment, and think quickly and rationally in stressful situations;
  • Successful completion of all staff education requirements including: Pre-Service training, NCI, CPR, and ARC Model;
  • Ability to establish trust and positive rapport with children, and work within ethical boundaries;
  • Ability to effectively prioritize job duties and needs of the children;
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word and Excel), and documentation programs;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license;
  • Ability to drive a passenger van.

$20.00 – 23.00 /hour

offers all full-time employees:

  • PPO health insurance options
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental insurance (after one year of service)
  • FSA and HSA
  • 403(b)
  • Paid vacation and sick days
  • 9 paid holidays a year
  • Long Term Disability and Life Insurance (after one year of service)
  • Tuition reimbursement (after one year of service)

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $19.39 - $23.35 per hour



  • 403(b)
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


Medical specialties:


  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry




  • 8 hour shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends as needed


Work setting:


  • Community health center
  • Development center
  • In-person




  • High school or equivalent (Required)




  • Behavioral health hospital: 5 years (Preferred)


Shift availability:


  • Night Shift (Required)
  • Overnight Shift (Required)


Ability to Commute:


  • Schaumburg, IL (Preferred)


Ability to Relocate:


  • Schaumburg, IL: Relocate before starting work (Required)


Work Location: In person