Provides direct assistance and guidance to youth transitioning
between foster care and independence living in Staff Supported
Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as a role model to youth in residence by modeling
responsible behaviors as required.
Provide guidance in daily living skills, including household
chores to youth.
Monitor activities of youth to ensure their safety and
wellbeing. Report non-compliance with home rules to the Case
Maintain communication with youth to ensure adjustment to
Facilitate and /or participate in 'house meetings' to review
house rules, plan activities or discuss other needs of
Participate in treatment planning meeting with each youth as
needed or requested.
Communicate implementation of each youth's Independent Living
Plan with Independent Living Coach, Case Manager and other
Maintain adequate awareness of youth's activities to ensure the
safety of the youth, other residents, staff and the home are
Report safety hazards and needed repairs within home and grounds
to designated Case Manager or Supervisor.
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
High school diploma or equivalent required.
College coursework in social services preferred.
Professional training in social work, social services or child
Experience working in a group home or residential setting
Experience working with youth preferred.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability and willingness to display compassion and sensitivity to
Ability and willingness to relate to youth who are in transition
from foster care or residential placement to independent living.
Ability to deal with a variety of circumstances; ability to
recognize problem and respond and/or take appropriate action.
Ability to work creatively and effectively in team setting as
well as independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to effectively communicate with others on an
Ability to understand the cultural and socioeconomic
characteristics of the youth served.
Ability to guide youth in understanding and applying basic life
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out
instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
Ability to use basic math skills.
Ability to read, speak and legibly write English language with
proper use of punctuation, spelling and grammar.
Bi-lingual in Spanish (or the Major language of the youth in
Ability to maintain confidentiality of youth information.
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.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Near visual acuity.
Hand and finger dexterity.
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
Ability to move freely about the office.
Ability to maneuver up and down staircases.
Ability to stoop, bend and lift arms over head.
At Samaritas, we ask you to join us - to “Be The Rock That
Starts The Ripple”. A ripple of transformation in the individual
lives of the 15,000 people we help each year, and a ripple of
positive change throughout our community. Our team is growing at
Samaritas! We are seeking more Rocks to join our team. We are
always looking for additional employees who want to make a big
impact and have a lot of fun doing so as part of an enthusiastic,
collaborative team. We want you to be our rock!
We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while
upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and
seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in
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