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Leake and Watts Services Bilingual Youth Care Worker (Overnight Shift 10:00 pm - 8:00 am) in Brooklyn, New York

Overview of the Role

The unaccompanied Alien Children Program provides temporary residential care and other supportive services to Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) who are under legal custody of the Federal Government. Working in collaboration with the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement, our program provides a safe and nurturing environment for 33 youth in a Basic Shelter program located at our licensed residential facility in Yonkers, NY as well as a Transitional Foster Care Program for 40 youth in certified foster homes in the Bronx. In both programs, we provide therapeutic and educational services and other supports that youth need to achieve success through an array of strength-based and targeted interventions as well as link them with family members and/or other sponsors in the United States so they are able to move forward with their lives and thrive. The youth Care Worker is responsible for providing direct services and performs various support tasks as part of the youth’s daily care.

Rising Ground

Founded as an orphanage in 1831, Rising Ground has been at the forefront of evolving community needs. Driven by the belief that each of us can thrive when life has hope and opportunity, Rising Ground provides caring support and proven paths to positive change, helping children, adults, and families rise above adversity, and each year, Rising Ground is a positive force in the lives of more than 25,000 individuals. We do this through 50 programs in 70 locations throughout New York City and Westchester. Our strong belief and commitment to diversity shows not just through our work with supported persons but is integral to the building of a strong staff that reflects the communities we serve. Rising Ground is headquartered in downtown Brooklyn.


At Rising Ground, we encourage everyone to live a healthier life. When you enroll in health care benefits — medical, dental, and vision care, you and your family can take advantage of each plan’s preventive services, which will help everyone to stay well. Another way to remain healthy is to eat right and keep active. Ultimately, we all benefit when we make the right choices, whether through diet and exercise or health care services. You can also take advantage of other important benefits, including life and accident, disability benefits, the retirement savings plan, and the employee assistance program.

  • Serves as youth’s supervisor with responsibility for the safety, personal conduct, and care of the youth, providing therapeutic interventions.

  • Maintains security in buildings, grounds, and other posts; intervenes during emergencies or crisis situations.

  • Supervises movement of the youth inside and outside the facility policy and procedures.

  • Supervises movement of youth inside and outside the facility; takes periodic counts of youth.

  • Monitors youth during recreational and various activities; (i.e., educational studies, independent living, religious etc.), and conducts inspections for health and safety hazards.

  • Interacts critically and constructively with other staff members to develop and implement successful interventions techniques.

  • Develops effective relationships with youth, co-workers, and team members.

  • Assist youth with their personal issues and refers issues to the grouo in accordance with the principles of the program.

  • Observes and keeps staff informed daily of significant behavioral conditions known about an individual and/or the group.

  • Assists in preparing reports regarding each youth’s adjustment and progress.

  • Prepares log entries and reports in a timely manner.

  • Escorts and/or transports youth to predetermined locations.

  • Exercises judgment and discretion in the performance of duties within departmental rules, regulations, and policies.

  • Weekend and evening shifts

  • Performs other related work as assigned.

  • Implements the tenants of PBIS with the children (providing the explanation to the children of the PBIS model, ensuring recording of behaviors and distributing Gotchas)

  • Preferred – A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university within one or a combination of the following: Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Social work.

  • One or more years of work experience in residential treatment program;

  • Two or more years of experience in a group work which involved direct care and interaction with youth such as YMCA, schools, recreational facilities, or residential care programs.

  • Preferred: Valid vehicle operator’s license, clean driving record.

  • Bi-lingual (English/Spanish) Required

  • High School Diploma

  • Brooklyn Location

Salary $23.00 per hour

Job ID: 2023-2360

External Company Name: Rising Ground, Inc

External Company URL: https://careers-risingground.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=-435649342

Street: 151 Lawrence Street