Direct Care for Children

21 Nov 2023

Direct Care Staff for Children are responsible for providing direct care and support to meet the daily needs of children, ages 5-17, at New Horizons - Audrey Grace House, a home for children in Abilene, Texas. Job Responsibilities You will plan, supervise, and assist your assigned group of children with daily needs and activities. This can include helping children get ready for the day, daily hygiene, completing homework, planned recreational activities, and adhering to treatment plans created by the treatment team. You will transport children to and from school, office appointments, and recreational and social activities with company-provided vans. Pay Rate: $15 - $20 per hour Hours: 40 Hours minimum per week - More Family Friendly Hours Type: Full-Time What You Get When You Work for New Horizons We want to support you while you care for children!

More Family Friendly Hours - Brand New Schedule

100% Paid Health Insurance Premiums for Employees (60 days after start date)

Paid Time Off starts immediately upon hire

Periodic Merit Pay raises

3 Free Meals every day

Off 3 weekends per month and no early mornings after evening shift

Tuition/Education reimbursement

Cell phone plan discount on your account

Christmas Bonus

Mental Health support

Professional Development and Training provided in the Youth Mental Health Field

Life Insurance Equal to Salary (60 days after start date)

125% 401K Retirement Match after 1 Year of employment

$500 in Flexible Spending Account after 2 years of employment

Paid Work Anniversary trips at 5+ years

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Providing direct supervision and support to a group of kids, many of whom are experiencing emotional trauma

Planning, supervising and assisting with daily activities for your assigned group of children, including meals, hygiene, personal possessions and living spaces, completing homework, adhering to treatment plans created by staff, participating in school, and planned recreational activities

Transporting children to school, office appointments, recreational and social activities with company-provided van

Providing a safe, stable and home-like environment

Building healthy relationships with the kids in care to support them as they heal and work through their trauma

Maintaining accurate and complete documentation

Completing and implementing necessary trainings as required by state licensing;

Studying, practicing and operating within the New Horizons’ Philosophy and Employee Handbook


Must be 21 years of age or older

High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required

Applicants must pass criminal background checks, a drug screening, a tuberculosis test

Active Driver’s License required

Applicants must have insight and understanding of cultural diversity and have the ability to work with diverse populations

Be able to perform conflict resolution or crisis intervention

Applicants must possess positive verbal and written communication skills, the ability to make logical decisions in times of crisis, and work well in a team and independently

About New Horizons Ranch & Center, Inc.:

Established in 1971, New Horizons assists kids and families throughout Texas in our residential treatment facilities, therapeutic foster homes, and youth and family counseling programs.

New Horizons' team strives to Keep Kids First while providing a safe, therapeutic and loving environment for kids and adolescents in order to help our kids and families succeed.

Audrey Grace House is a residential treatment center for children, ages 5 - 17, suffering from emotional, behavioral, and attachment or relationship issues. The home accommodates 40 children and length of stay usually lasts 9 to 12 months.

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  • ID: #50570394
  • State: Texas Abilene 79601 Abilene USA
  • City: Abilene
  • Salary: USD TBD TBD
  • Showed: 2023-11-21
  • Deadline: 2024-01-20
  • Category: Et cetera