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Estimated Pay $14 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Fort myers, Florida

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Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong, and communities are vibrant.

LSF is looking for a talented Youth Care Specialist who wants to make an impact in the lives of youth ages 10-17! 

This position is overnight!

Purpose & Impact:

This is a direct service delivery position. The Youth Care Specialist supervises residents, provides quality care, ensures a safe and secure environment and transports and accompanies residents with outside activities. You will be the role model and encourage each resident to pursue educational growth as well as everyday life skills.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide supportive environment for youth.
  • Provide daily security and up-keep of facility.
  • As directed, participate in the implementation and monitoring of client case plans.
  • Participate in various in-service training sessions.
  • Attend staff meetings, as directed.
  • Assist with supervision of residents during activities.
  • Effectively manages behavior and supervision of residents during activities.
  • Assign and supervise chores.
  • Prepare meals as needed.
  • Screen clients, conduct initial intakes and administer client satisfaction surveys when so directed.
  • Complete required initial paperwork for clients.
  • Oversee shelter clients self-administering all medication.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Physical Requirements:

  • Ability and flexibility to work extended hours and be flexible with scheduling.
  • Valid state driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.


Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.


Experience working with youth/troubled youth in an organized/structured setting preferred.


  • Dependability, discretion, and good judgement are essential.
  • Ability to establish effective relationships with clients, co-workers and the general public.
  • Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
  • Team player with co-workers and administrators.
  • Certified CPR/First Aid, crisis intervention within the first 90 days of employment.

Why work for LSF?

LSF offers 60 programs across the state of Florida serving a wide range of populations in need. Mission Driven staff members become part of the LSF community while transforming the lives of those in need. Our staff additionally find growth opportunities as they explore areas of interest within the organization.  

Amazing benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Teladoc (24/7 online access to doctors)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary)
  • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
  • Generous PTO policy (starting at 16 working days a year)
  • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match OR 3% student loan repayment reimbursement
  • Tuition reimbursement

Lutheran Services Florida embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.