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Join the Team

El Paso Center for Children is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Benefits for full-time employees:

  • Health Insurance – HMO, Dental and Vision (100% paid by the agency).
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Holidays (13)
  • Performance bonus time off for salary exempt employees
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Paid Advanced Clinical Supervision (based on funding availability)
  • Travel and mileage reimbursement
  • All employees who have completed one year of service qualify for a Simplified Employee Pension – Individual Retirement Account (SEP-IRA). Under this plan, the agency contributes 5% of the employee’s gross salary to an individual retirement account in which it is fully and automatically vested.
  • Paid advanced clinical supervision to those that qualify.

Open Opportunities:

Youth Care Worker for Emergency Shelter (11-17 years)

El Paso, TX 79930
Hourly Rate: $12.00 per hour


Position Classification & Compensation

This role is classified as a part-time employee as those terms are defined in the Center’s Employee Handbook and is eligible for employee benefits as defined for this classification.

Reports to: Emergency Shelter Program Director

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Takes responsibility for reading the licensing standards and shelter manual, serving as part of an informed, collaborative, and enthusiastic team in helping to maintain a safe, licensing-compliant, and healthy environment. Adheres to accreditation standards (as developed), licensing standards, and other policies/regulations.
  2. Continually engages with youth as primary caregiver.
  3. Screen arrivals/referrals for placement, following guidelines, exercising good judgment, and reaching out to supervisors if/when there are items of concern.
  4. Actively works with Case Manager to support progress on the service plan for each youth. This may include tasks such as helping youth build a resume, helping with homework, supporting healthy communication with peers and family, and engaging family members during visits.
  5. Professionally interfaces with Child Protective Services, law enforcement, visitors, family, and other guests.
  6. Ensures the safety of youth, staff, and visitors. Conducts safety checks and prevents youth from harming self or others. Safely transports youth to school, appointments, and outings.
  7. Provides immediate crisis de-escalation, intervention, and mediation. Consistently offers calm, kind, and trauma-informed response to youth. Utilizes distraction and diversion techniques to de-escalate issues.
  8. Continually seeks out youth’s strengths and actively engages in motivational interviewing techniques to help youth with coping and development of life skills.
  9. Supports daily living in the shelter, including helping team members with meal preparation and housekeeping, and accurately administering and recording medications authorized for youth.
  10. Maintains excellent, compliant, documentation of activities, including entering daily notes, documenting critical incidents, entering information on grant-related activities, and participating in data entry and data audits in agency and funder required databases.
  11. Maintains a high level of personal accountability, seeks opportunities to learn, welcomes opportunities to improve/correct performance/behavior, and demonstrates thoughtfulness in making suggestions to improve the quality of services.
  12. Assists in training and orienting new staff, supporting learning how to work effectively with youth and manage numerous details in a complex environment.
  13. Participates in continuing education programs as required in the Center’s Personnel Policies.
  14. May provide outreach to the community, as needed, including presentations, manning a booth for public education, etc.
  15. Performs other assignments as determined by supervisor.


  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • A High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Driver’s license, insurance, vehicle and flexibility in transportation when schedule shifts are required/requested and/or when transportation needs for youth in residence exceed capacity of leased vehicle. Mileage is reimbursed for work-related travel.
  • Experience working with vulnerable, LGBTQI+, homeless, CSEC youth.
  • Must be fluent in English. Ability to communicate in Spanish preferred.
  • Must be able to drive, sit, stand, walk, bend, lift up to 25 pounds, operate a computer, clearly communicate orally and in writing, listen to and interpret instructions.

Personal & Professional Conduct
The first responsibility of all El Paso Center for Children employees is to ensure the safety, welfare, and dignity of the youth and families the Center serves and to serve as positive role models for them. All employees must exemplify the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct and abide by the Code of Conduct set forth in the Center’s Personnel Policies.

Every program at the Center is community and client-centric. Working with diverse partners to meet the needs of families in our community demands flexibility. The scope of work is subject to change based on the team’s performance and the funder’s expectations, and on agency/management strategic goals. The flexibility needed in this role includes scheduling meetings/events/activities, scheduling supervision sessions with staff, training, staff meetings, and out-of-town travel for training and/or grant requirements.


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“I’m glad I came here. It made a great change in my life.”

– Center for Children Client

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