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Childrens Square U.S.A. Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

Children’s Square USA is a multi-program, human services agency serving youth, children and families.  We employ caring, dedicated individuals at all levels to ensure quality care for our kids and their families.  

The Residential Psychiatric Treatment program and Children’s Emergency Shelter are seeking Youth Workers to spend time with children birth through 18 years.  These individual work hands on with youth to teach life skills, emotional management skills, provide behavior management and to carry out treatment plans, and care plans.  Youth Workers are tasked with providing safety and supervision to groups of children during times when their normal living situation cannot be maintained. 

As a Youth Worker, you will learn how to manage a crisis and calm down individuals who are angry or unable to manage other emotions.  You will lead groups designed to teach skills and help children learn to communicate and interact appropriately.  Most importantly, you’ll learn to build relationships with youth that help build a foundation for them to heal. 

Come start your career with us!  Full time, part time and internship positions available. 

Youth Workers benefit from a career ladder.   Education and Experience determine starting pay, and with more training and experience, become eligible for raises.  

All employees must have a High School Diploma (or equivalent), pass criminal history, child abuse, and sex offender checks and complete a physical and TB test.

As a Youth Worker in Children’s Square’s Residential Treatment and Children’s Emergency Services Shelter you will receive extensive training in:

First Aid and CPR

Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting

Crisis Intervention

                Physical Aggression

                Problematic Sexualized Behavior


                Self Harm and Suicidal Ideations

Universal Precautions

Cultural Diversity

Trauma Informed Care

Self Care Strategies

Professional Boundaries

Situational Awareness

Join the dedicated team of Youth Workers at Children’s Square and get hands on experience with:

Behavior Management

Child Development

The PsychoEducational Model of Treatment

Therapeutic Relationships

Life Space Interviewing

Emotional Co-Regulation

Natural and Logical Consequences

Child Welfare

Interdisciplinary Cooperation

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Infant, Toddler, Child and Adolescent Care
Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication in Crises


Job Details

Date Posted April 9, 2018
Date Closes May 9, 2018
Address PO Box 8C
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Varies, Based on Experience
SOC Category 21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants
Zipcode 51502
Name Human Resources
Address PO Box 8-C
City, State and Zip Council Bluffs, IA 51502
FAX (712) 323-6968

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Professional Liability
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Child Care (On-site)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Free Parking
  • Nursing Facilities
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations

This job requires the following skills

  • Customer Service
  • Written English
  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Accepts and Learns From Criticism
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Strong Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Strong Time Management
  • Strong Work Ethic
  • Typing
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • And More ...