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Youth Care Worker (DSP)

Hillcrest Family Services

9 Positions

ID: 2358

Posted On 05/13/2022

Job Overview


Full-Time 1st Shift

Full-Time 2nd Shift

Part-Time 2nd Shift

Full-Time 3rd Shift

About the Organization

Hillcrest Family Services is a non-profit organization that assists adults and children in need of help. Every day, Hillcrest builds confidence in hundreds of people and families. We strive to be a leading provider in supporting brain health and wellness. Were a place where compassion is commonplace. Where our passion soars and faith restores.

About the Program

Hillcrest's Anna B. Lawther Academy provides residential treatment programs for behaviorally challenged teens that are highly respected and nationally accredited. The academy is one of only a few providers in the State of Iowa that provides a full continuum of residential services on one beautifully landscaped campus with excellent facilities, and is located in Dubuque, Iowa. These continuum of services include: foster group care, a dual-diagnosis Psychiatric Medical Institution for Children (PMIC), an emergency youth shelter, supervised apartment living, an on campus therapeutic school, therapy and medication management, primary physical health care, and Integrated Health Home programming.

Your Responsibilities

As a Youth Care Worker, your primary responsibilities include functioning as an integral member of a program team by serving as role model, parental figure, and educator to the youth in residence. In addition, you will be:

  • Serving as a role model and facilitator of excellence to all areas of service delivery, both in internal and external relations
  • Understanding what attitudes and conduct on the worker's part will be most conducive to healthy emotional development of the clients
  • Cultivating a meaningful relationship with each client in residence while maintaining appropriate boundaries
  • Assisting with therapeutic groups under the direction of the Residential Education Counselor

What You Need

  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED or NCR accepted)
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Strong written and verbal communication skill
  • Basic computer/keyboarding skills

What Makes You Stand Out

  • Bachelor's degree in a human service field or ability to meet BHIS credentials
  • Acceptable agency driver
  • One year experience working with adolescents
  • Med Manager training

Competitive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Staff development and training

Additional Information

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job posting are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines. A complete list of job duties may be requested at any time during the job application process. Offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of criminal background checks and drug screening. EEO Employer/Protected Veteran/Disabled

Primary Contact


Chelsea Greene

Director of Human Resources, Human Resources










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Health Care
Human and Social Services


Dubuque, IA


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Hillcrest Family Services

About the Company

Founded in 1896, Hillcrest Family Services is a non-profit health and human services provider, accredited by the Joint Commission, that assists children, adults, and families in need of help.  In 2020, we delivered innovative, collaborative, and resourceful care to 30,648 children, adults, and families from 52 Iowa counties, 6 Illinois counties, and 4 Wisconsin counties in an effort to ensure they were safe, secure, and well.  Our nearly 400 Hillcrest team members in 30+ programs served our clients while upholding our core values - Compassion for All, Trustworthiness, Collaboration, and Community InvolvementWith primary programming and administrative offices in Dubuque, Hillcrest also operates programs in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Maquoketa, Clinton, Washington, Mt. Pleasant, Wapello, and Ottumwa.

Mission: Meeting people as they are today; Guiding them to where they want and need to be tomorrow. ~Help for today, Hope for tomorrow~