Direct Care Staff/Facility Manager

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

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The direct care staff (DCS) works directly with clients in a residential treatment facility setting by ensuring the physical, emotional, medical, and mental well-being of the clients in their care.  The direct care staff acts as a role model; provide supervision, transportation, meals, and medical support. The direct care staff plans group and individual structured activities according to a daily schedule.

The direct care staff shall meet one of the following requirements before employment:
  • A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree.
  • A valid Child Development Teaching Permit.
  • Completed 12-semester units of Early Childhood Education, Adolescent Development, or Foster and Kinship Care Education and have at least 100 hours of experience working with clients.
  • A valid certificate as an Alcohol Counselor, Drug Counselor or Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and have at least 100 hours of experience working with clients.
  • A valid vocational training certificate, credential or documentation demonstrating that the individual is a trade journeyperson who instructs clients in vocational skills and have at least 100 hours of experience working with youth as a mentor, athletic coach, teacher, vocational coach, tutor, counselor or other relevant experience as determined by the department.
  • Previously been employed as full-time staff or served as a volunteer at a group home, short-term residential therapeutic program, or substance abuse treatment program for at least one year.
  • Relevant life experience in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice system as a consumer, mentor, caregiver, or other relevant experience as determined by the department.  
  • A group home childcare staff who was hired before January 1, 2017, by a facility transitioning to a short-term residential therapeutic program shall not be required to meet the requirements of this section to remain employed in an STRTP.
  • Valid California driver license.
  • Must meet insurance requirements.

    About New Beginnings Residential Treatment Facilities:

    New Beginnings Residential Treatment Facilities is a non-profit corporation established to serve female foster youth and wards of court. New Beginnings specializes in pregnant and parenting foster youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years old as well as parenting non-minor dependents between the ages of 18-19 years old with babies newborn to age 2, in a short-term residential treatment program. Although we specialize in parenting foster youth, the program expanded in 2006 to include non parenting foster youth, wards of court, and non minor dependents. Our program offers individualized treatment tailored to each client’s needs which typically takes place over six months and is built on a 24-hour milieu overseen by a multidisciplinary team of experienced professionals and well-trained youth development specialist. Based on cognitive behavioral principles, this highly structured experiential program is designed to teach children cognitive strategies and social skills that will enable them to live effective and fulfilling lives at home and in the community.

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