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Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates as a parent team for shelter residents in daily activities on and off campus.
  • Models and teaches accountability, respect, trust and appropriate behaviors relating to shelter rules and guidelines.
  • Assists in transportation of residents as necessary to execute the case plan.
  • Completes emergency/admissions packets for after hour admissions.
  • Supervises study hall, visitation, meals and chores.
  • Will observe and report on resident’s behavior and involvement in all activities, client relationships with staff, and peers.
  • Will complete incident report forms as required.
  • Will participate in staff meetings and training as required.
  • As needed, responsible for meal preparation in accordance with planned menus and keeping records for Federal School Lunch Program, including Point of Service.
  • Participates in agency performance quality improvement.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • High school education or GED with a demonstrated ability to work with troubled youth.
  • Minimum of six months experience in residential care of children preferred.
  • Must pass drug screen and have a current TB health card.
  • Must have a current Arkansas Driver’s license and an excellent driving record.
  • All State, Child Maltreatment, Adult Maltreatment, and FBI background checks are required for this position.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Displays leadership skills.
  • Competent to assess the needs of clients.
  • Practices and models conflict resolution skills.
  • Models with clients and staff—accountability, respect and trust.
  • Ability to work as a team member.
  • Follows company code of ethics.
  • Ability to collect and analyze data to improve program outcomes.
  • Demonstrates cultural sensitivity to clients and families and socioeconomic characteristics.

To apply, please submit a résumé to:
ATTN: Human Resources
Ouachita Children, Youth, & Family Services
P.O. Box 1180
Hot Springs, AR 71902
or by email to

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