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Samaritas Youth Specialist, Refugee Foster Care in Jackson, Michigan

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We have a FULL TIME , AFTERNOON SHIFT opportunity working with refugee youth in Lansing . Come work with our older youth in a family home like environment! New Increased Wages $17.10 Hourly!

About the position

This program prepares our older youth for independent living as they transition to adulthood. We are looking for experienced adult staff that can help our youth between the ages of 17 and 18 while they learn the skills they need to transition into independent living. Mentoring is a important and large part of the daily responsibilities of this position .

This position is a home monitor to assist our older youth with daily life responsibilities such as; assistance around the home, homework questions, meal prep, occasional transporting youth to work, appointments, and other events. This opening is providing general assistance to our youth and providing an adult in our homes to supervise, keep our youth safe in their home environment and assist with daily living skills.

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 Wage & Shift Details  

Varied shift and flexible scheduling

Flexible schedule with 2 overnights/week

$17.10 per hour plus an additional $1.00 per hour for weekend shift premium

This position rotates occasional weekends and holidays

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What's In It For You

Some of the benefits you may receive are:

Full Time/Part Time
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, & Vision benefits, effective the first of the month following 30 days of employment

  • Company paid Basic Life Insurance ($10,000 minimum for each full time and part time employee)

  • Company paid Short Term Disability accrual (Full time employees)

  • Retirement Plan (403b) - Company matches on first 1.5% of gross income at 133%

  • Great Personal Time Off (PTO) accruals

  • Awesome Employee Discounts

  • Plus, many more benefits

  • Retirement Plan (403b) – Contributions

  • Awesome Employee Discounts

Job Summary

Provides direct supervision of youth in a residential setting.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish a family-like environment in the residence that includes modeling supporting behaviors and expectations

  • Assist youth with participating in daily schedule and routine, including but not limited to meal preparation, medication administration, developing independent skills, and preparing and organizing activities

  • Provide transportation for youth to appointments according to outlined safety rules

  • Monitor overnight activity at the home

Job Qualifications Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification

  • High school diploma or equivalency preferred

  • Ability to learn de-escalation techniques and become CPR and first aid certified


  • Direct care experience in a mental health field or working with vulnerable adults preferred

    Additional Work Requirements

  • Valid unrestricted driver's license with good driving record, proof of current registration and automobile insurance required; reliable personal transportation suitable for safely transporting persons served required

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Requisition Number2024-10401

Employee TypeFull-Time

Hours Per Pay Period80


Work Hours3:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Weekends and/or Holidays RequiredYes

On Call RequiredNo

Position LocationUS-MI-Jackson