The Children’s Emergency Shelter located at Children’s Square USA provides short-term care and assistance for children ages birth through 17 years. Services include protective placement for children who need shelter to ensure their safety and well-being; transitional shelter stays for children awaiting other placement; and a safe haven for runaway and homeless youth.
Youth Workers in the Children’s Emergency Shelter work hands on with youth to teach life skills, model effective emotional management skills, provide behavior management and carry out treatment plans. Youth Workers provide safety and supervision to groups of children during times when their normal living situation cannot be maintained.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, The Children’s Emergency Shelter is a dynamic environment entirely focused on meeting the needs of children and youth in the community.
Employment in the Children’s Emergency Shelter provides excellent experience learning about the Child Welfare system, behavior management, and child development. Youth Workers receive extensive training in many areas including, but not limited to: First Aid & CPR, Crisis Intervention, Trauma Informed Care, Self Care Strategies, and Professional Boundaries.
As a Youth Worker, you will learn how to manage a crisis and utilize successful deescalation techniques. You will lead groups designed to teach skills and help children learn to communicate and interact appropriately. Most importantly, you’ll learn to build relationships with youth that help build a foundation for them to heal.
Youth Workers benefit from a career ladder. Education and Experience determine starting pay, and with more training and experience, become eligible for raises.
All employees must have a High School Diploma (or equivalent), pass criminal history, child abuse, and sex offender checks and complete a physical and TB test.