4 job openings available beginning 9/1/17 & 6/1/18:  Primary Care Worker


PRIMARY CARE WORKER:  Posting Date 07/19/2017. One-year positions available beginning September 1, 2017 for 2 male Primary Care Workers and June 1, 2018 for 2 male and 2 female Primary Care Workers. Email Kim at kim@dalehouse.org for an application.

Position Summary:  Provide care work for assigned adolescents, including implementing the treatment plan.  Work closely with other staff members as a cohesive unit.  Participate in academic component of the training.

Hours:  Care workers are responsible for supervising the residents 24 hours a day when on duty.  Staff work a (two-on, two-off, full weekend on) rotating schedule.  Staff are responsible for all meetings, classes, and group meetings that occur during the morning hours on weekdays, whether on or off duty.


1.    Administrative

        a.    Enter general progress notes on a weekly basis. 

        b.    Complete bi-monthly worksheets to be turned into the office/Program Director on a timely basis.

        c.     Communicate with Educational/Vocational Coordinator about school status, progress, homework, emancipation assignments and follow through with primaries.  

2.    Supervisory

        a.    Meet weekly with your primary residents to discuss weekly treatment issues.

        b.    Be proactive, creative, engaging with residents when on duty.

        c.     Interact and communicate with various youth serving agencies, teachers, probation officers, care workers, GAL (guardian ad litem), etc., in an appropriate and professional manner.

        d.    Basic rules and policies are to be carried out with all residents.

        e.    Create a hospitable, friendly atmosphere for residents and guests alike.

3.    Transitional Apartments

        a.    Continue supervision of assigned youth while in apartment.

        b.    Assist Residential Training Coordinator, orient residents to apartment, including apartment lease, rights and walk through.

        c.     Coordinate budget, menu planning, and shopping with resident and Educational/Vocational Coordinator.

        d.    Communicate regularly with residents’ Transition Specialist regarding residents’ progress and status.

4.    Training

        a.    Participate in all classes, groups, and in-service training sessions designed specifically for Primary Care Workers.

        b.      Meet bi-weekly with Residential Training Coordinator for a supervisory session.

5.    Spiritual

        a.    Lead devotional times with staff on a rotating, scheduled basis.

        b.    Speak at the Sunday night family night a minimum of one time in the year.

        c.       Maintain a role that is consistent with our Christian faith.

6.    Miscellaneous

        a.    Team work.  Communicate well with other care workers, including times of decision-making, crisis situations, or when leaving the Dale House Project, etc.

        b.    Communicate with the on-coming duty shift team regarding: 1) residents on restriction and the   terms thereof, 2) residents doing work crew, 3) residents with special limitations on where they go and who they see.

        c.     Work side-by-side with residents on work crew.

        d.      Take initiative to keep facilities and grounds clean and in good shape.

        e.      Communicate regularly with your donors and write fund raising letters several times during the year to reach your annual support raised goal.

         f.        Be involved in the Dale House community.

        g.       There is a requirement for Primary Care Workers to live in DHP provided housing.

This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skill, efforts or working conditions associated with this job.  It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making compensation decisions.