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Movers and Shakers: Manatee Children's Services Seeks Youth Care Specialist


BRADENTON – Manatee Children's Services is an organization that believes in making a difference in our community. We work to make a genuine difference in the lives of our children. If you share in our passion for educating, caring, and making a difference in the lives of children, you may be the perfect candidate for our agency.

We are seeking a part-time, live-in youth care specialist for children in our group home. Our Residential Programs provide 24-hour care and treatment for dependent children ages 11-17 which meet the criteria for residential group care. Specific services to be provided are detailed in the child's individualized treatment/service plan, including provision of education, recreation, individual/group counseling, family, life skills, and specific transitions plans which provide for community reintegration and self-sufficiency. The goal of Manatee Children's Services' Residential Programs is to provide long term quality care for children in need.

This is a part-time, live-in position; hours begin Friday at 5pm through Monday at 7am, every other weekend. Responsibilities include providing a parental type role for up to 6 children placed in the group home. Duties include formulating healthy meal plans, cooking meals, scheduling and transporting the children to appointments, and engaging in recreational and educational activities with the children.

Salary is determined based upon experience and skills. If you are interested, we are excited to meet you! Contact Marcie at 941-345-1200, ext. 134.

All applicants must be able to pass a background and drug screening.


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