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Youth Specialist I Part Time

Youth Specialist I -3PM-11PM Part Time

Location: Salinas, CA, USA

Department:Family & Community


SHIFT: Sunday - Thursday 3 PM - 11 PM

Are you interested in being part of positive changes in child welfare services?   

Founded in 1975 with locations across California, Aspiranet is a trusted neighbor, partner and care provider that exists to help families thrive. With personalized care, Aspiranet offers a unique blend of services including foster family support, residential care, adoption services, and services for foster youth transitioning to adulthood, mental health services, intensive home-based care, and community-based family resources. We celebrate our values of respect, integrity, courage and hope through our work, and most importantly, our people. 

Aspiranet staff gain inspiration from human connection and understand that success is the product of teamwork. We seek champions for our mission and those committed to excellence. 

Your Future Team

Aspiranet’s Family and Community Services provide home, visiting, center-based and school-based services to children and families in their communities and offers assistance that is client-centered, trauma-informed, and reflective of best practice standards in the field.  Our services are designed to strengthen families and communities while preventing child maltreatment.  When you join our multidisciplinary team, you become part of a passionate group determined to impact lives and empower youth. 

Your Impact

The Child Care Worker Level I is responsible for the care and supervision of youth during their stay at the Receiving/Assessment Center. Major responsibilities include providing  supervision of youth, supporting children in meeting  service plan goals, supporting youth in participating in assessments, implementing safety plans, managing medication  administration, completing documentation, transporting youth, preparing meals, managing youth’s personal property inventory and maintaining the center in compliance with licensing, the Joint Commission and agency standards.

Your Skills and Duties

  1. Supervise youth, including the youth’s readiness for assessments, recreational activities, etc. 
  2. Work in coordination with Center team members to implement youth’s service plan.
  3. Identify possible youth needs for additional professional services and communicate such   findings in the shift exchange.
  4. Document youth behaviors and incidents.
  5. Complete youth intake and discharge, including screenings.
  6. Administer prescribed medication per standards. 
  7. Document administration of prescribed medication according to agency and licensing standards in a timely manner.
  8. Assist center youth with personal and hygiene care according to their developmental age.
  9. Report in a timely manner any concerns regarding the physical plant.
  10. Maintain site to agency, funder, licensing standards.
  11. Complete shift tasks related to site compliance.
  12. Perform shift responsibilities as indicated in the Communication Log or utilize the shift      exchange to inform other staff of  youth issues.
  13. Provide transportation to youth.
  14. Prepare meals and snacks provided to youth.
  15. Attend required meetings and trainings.
  16. Model Aspirant’s values, represent the Agency in a professional manner, and abide by the Agency’s Professional Code of Ethics.
  17. Maintain appropriate professional boundaries with staff, youth, funders and community resources.
  18. Maintain youth and case confidentiality per licensing and Agency standards.
  19. Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences.

Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of tasks, duties or responsibilities that are required of this position.  Duties, responsibilities and tasks may change at any time with or without notice as directed by management. 

Education and Work Experience 


  • High School Diploma with two years’ experience working with children/youth in a similar service. 
  • Meets all state required conditions of employment as set forth by Community Care Licensing for a Licensed Community Care facility; i.e. Fingerprint and Child Abuse Index clearance, TB/Health Physical, valid CDL and clean driving record, proof of auto insurance.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet and, at all times is within safe OSHA standards.

Compensation: Competitive DOE


Aspira means hope. We are a network of people bringing hope forward. We look forward to learning what makes you passionate.



Aspiranet is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer; all applicants will be given full consideration under state, local, and federal law.


Pay Rate: $19.00 - $21.00 Hourly