Youth Care Worker

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous


Full-time Child Development Specialist position will provide direct supervision to children, ages 5-17, in a supportive youth development environment at residential treatment center.

***Position is located between Brownwood and Goldthwaite, Texas. 

Responsibilities included, but not limited to:

  • Provide direct supervision to a group of children, many who are experiencing emotional trauma
  • Actively participate in the treatment plan of each child with guidance and assistance of the treatment team
  • Complete required annual training and continuing education hours including New Horizons Philosophies and Guidelines, CPR, First Aid, Psychotropic Medications and various other trainings
  • Provide a safe environment
  • Be aware of child's habits, interests and physical, mental, emotional and social needs
  • Build a healthy relationship to help heal emotional trauma and encourage positive behavior and relational growth
  • Coordinate developmentally appropriate independence in children through planned but flexible activities
  • Complete daily progress notes
  • Transport children to school, office appointments, recreational and social activities
  • Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years old
  • High School Diploma required
  • Must pass criminal background check, drug screen and tuberculosis
  • New Horizons is a tobacco-free workplace.
  • Resume and References required for consideration (submit all in one document)
  • New Horizons offers:

  • 100% Paid Employee Health Insurance Premiums
  • Retirement and Flexible Spending Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • By submitting your resume and references, you agree to the following:

    I understand that a background check, a drug screen test and a TB test are conditions of my employment, and that before I can commence employment I must have on file results of such checks/tests along with three (3) character references. Additionally, I have a Class ‘C’ Driver’s license or better and must complete a New Hire information packet.

    If I am employed I hereby authorize New Horizons Ranch and Center, Inc. to conduct a criminal background check at anytime during my employment with New Horizons Ranch and Center, Inc. I understand that if a criminal charge is found at any time, it could result in the termination of employment with New Horizons Ranch and Center, Inc.

    About New Horizons Ranch & Center, Inc.:

    Thank for your interest in a career with New Horizons. At New Horizons, we are looking for people with a big heart and a desire to help children and families. New Horizons' team strives to keep kids first when making decisions to help our kids and families succeed.

    For 43 years New Horizons has been assisting children and families throughout Texas in our residential treatment facilities, therapeutic foster homes, and youth and family counseling programs. Our mission is to make possible an environment where children, families and staff are able to heal and grow through caring relationships, unconditional love and acceptance. For more information, visit

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