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Youth Care Worker I - PORT (Part Time - Overnight, Weekends)

LifeWorks Austin
Austin, TX 78701
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LifeWorksofAustin, TXis looking for a Youth Care Worker Ito join our PORTteam! This position is responsible for providing care and services to young adults, ranging in age from 18 to 24 years old, living in a transitional housing to rapid rehousing facility. A Youth Care Worker I supervises clients by overseeing their overall wellbeing and safety through the core values and mission of the agency. Services provided include monitoring, supervising, maintaining the physical space and meeting basic needs of young adults in a way that positively supports their development, self-sufficiency and their individual goals. The schedule for this position is Friday-Saturday, 11:30pm-11:30am and Saturday-Sunday 11:30pm-11:30am.

This part time, non-exemptposition earns a competitive rate and benefits, including 24 PTO days per year (accrued); 11 paid holidays per year; a premium-free employee medical plan with $100 per month HSA contribution (plus other affordable employee or family medical, dental, and vision options!); a retirement savings plan with 50% match on the first 6% of contributions, and much more!


  • Supervises clients within facility and ensures a safe environment is maintained by completing regular perimeter walks, room checks, facility/room searches (as needed), and assisting clients mediate any conflicts that may arise in the shared living space.

  • Assists clients with their day-to-day needs including occasional meal preparation, assistance with coordinating case management activities, and cleaning activities.

  • Ensures facility cleanliness and maintenance is within inspection standards including light cleaning in common and staff areas as well as in the kitchen.

  • Documents and maintains daily written records of client whereabouts and incidents and communicates information with team members while maintaining client confidentiality in accordance with state and federal laws.

  • Coordinates and completes Intake and discharge of client services occasionally, including consent for services and risk assessment for supervision guidelines.

  • Consistently interacts with clients using LifeWorks client-focused and strengths-based approaches. Includes supporting day to day activities of clients and relating to clients as they move toward their individual goals while maintaining professional boundaries.

  • Manages emotions and performs in high pressure and/or crisis situations with calm, care, and unconditional positive regard for clients.

  • Manages emotional, physical, and verbally escalated situations by applying approved behavior modification technique to de-escalate youth back to normalcy and assist them in utilizing coping skills during and after the incident.

  • Engages in and completes all required trainings, meetings and professional development plans, including monthly supervision with supervisor.


  • Requires a high school diploma, GED or equivalent;

  • Requires 1 year of related experience; or

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • May require some vocational training.


With more than 50 years of experience working with youth experiencing homelessness, youth aging out of foster care, young adults, and young parents, we are a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking their path to self-sufficiency. LifeWorks goal is to be able to provide clients with the resources they need a place to call home, the chance to heal, and the opportunity to learn and to work. We have one of the most comprehensive continuums of housing and support options for vulnerable youth in the country. We are committed to innovative problem solving, shared accountability and a relentless focus on achieving real, sustainable, and measurable results for the clients we serve. A career at LifeWorks offers opportunities to grow and develop your professional skills while making an immediate difference in the lives of youth and families in our community.

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Posted: 2022-07-15 Expires: 2022-08-13
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