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Youth Worker - Overnight

Childrens Square U.S.A. Council Bluffs, IA Hourly Wage, starting at $14



A bonus will be paid to people who apply from January 15, 2021 and are subsequently hired as full time Youth Workers.  The bonus will be paid in 2 equal installments ($250 each) - the first will be following 60 days of active employment, the second will be after 6 months of employment.


The Children’s Emergency Shelter is 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 and provide behavior management. 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 unable to manage other emotions. You will supervise youth throughout the night to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the clients.

Come start your career with us!  Full-time positions available. 

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 Emergency Services Shelter you will receive extensive training in:

  • First Aid and CPR
  • Mandatory Child Abuse Reporting
  • Conscious Discipline
  • Crisis Intervention
  • 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
  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • Life Space Interviewing
  • Conscious Discipline
  • Child Welfare
  • Interdisciplinary Cooperation
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practice
  • Infant, Toddler, Child and Adolescent Care
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication in Crises


  • Maintain supervision and know where students are at all times.
  • Maintain integrity of the program structure and ensure the therapeutic environment of the program.
  • Develop and maintain effective trauma informed relationships with the clients.
  • Promote a professional, positive work environment.
  • Effectively communicate written information to the right people in such a way as to establish an accurate record of each child’s placement and maintain accurate records needed by the agency.
  • Implement agency policies and procedures, licensing and accreditation standards, and complete tasks as needed to provide safe, therapeutic, appealing environment.
  • Handle crises is such a way that the positive, therapeutic milieu of the program in maintained. 


  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred
  • One year of relevant experience preferred
  • Knowledge of child care practices, human growth, and development issues including an understanding of the range of treatment needed by the youth served
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Personal characteristics and experiential background that will provide appropriate care for children to win their respect, to guide them in their development, to manage a home for them effectively, and to participate in the overall treatment program designed for them
  • Necessary stamina and temperament to work with children and youth (birth – 18 years of age) who are experiencing crisis and/or emotional and/or behavioral disorders
  • Able to be trained in basic skills in first aid and the identification of medical need
  • Must be able to provide appropriate care and supervision of youth at all times
  • Must be able to follow and consistently implement the policies and procedures of the agency
  • Must be able to handle confidential information appropriately
  • Valid driver's license with a driving record that is insurable under agency’s insurance
  • If required and authorized to drive personal vehicle on agency business, must have automobile insurance that meets agency policy
  • Must be able to interact and work cooperatively and effectively with other personnel and clients
  • Must be able to show sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural and socioeconomic characteristics in the service population
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Date Posted January 20, 2023
Date Closes February 19, 2023
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department Psychiatric Residential Treatment and Child Welfare Emergency Services
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, starting at $14
Shift Custom
SOC Category 21-1093.00 Social and Human Service Assistants
Zipcode 51503
Name Lindsey Yank
Address N 6th St and Ave E
City, State and Zip Council Bluffs, IA 51503
Phone (712) 828-7459

This job offers the following benefits

  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Pension Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Casual Dress
  • Free Parking
  • Nursing Facilities
  • On-the-Job Training
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Achievement Awards
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Child and Dependent Abuse Reporting
  • Infant / Child CPR Certification
  • Microsoft Office
  • Social Worker

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