Salt Lake County

Youth Worker - Full Time

Requisition ID 2022-32599
# of Openings
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date
2 months ago(11/22/2022 1:46 PM)
SLCO Department (Portal Searching)
Youth Services
Location : Location
Location : Address
Location : Postal Code
Position Type (Portal Searching)
Regular Full-Time (Merit)
Posted Min
Posted Max

Job Description



Performs shelter and crisis intakes. Orients youth to agency policies, programs, and expectations. Monitors youth, participates in recreational and educational activities, supervises daily hygiene and chores, prepares meals, and provides crisis intervention.




Associates degree from an accredited college or university, OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience working with youth in a counseling and/or group home setting that is equivalent to two (2) years of full-time experience.


Must receive a verified negative test result on a mandatory drug test before starting in this position. Will be subject to random alcohol and drug testing. May be subject to post accident and reasonable suspicion alcohol and drug testing. 


Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must successfully pass an initial criminal background check as well as every one year (1) thereafter by the Bureau of Criminal Identification (BCI).


A valid Driver’s License issued by the State of Utah is required to transport children using County vehicles.



  • Provides ongoing structured, stable, and interactive environment for children.
  • Assists with daily living and hygiene needs.
  • Addresses children’s daily physical and emotional needs.
  • Provides appropriate supervision based on child’s safety needs.
  • Documents all pertinent information in individual client's online records as per agency policy. Generates, reviews, and maintains Medical Administration Record for all client medications.
  • Coordinates with agency staff, case workers, and physicians to meet clients’ clinical and medical needs.
  • Maintains professional demeanor, complies with agency policies and procedures, maintains Pledge of Confidentiality, and adheres to Providers Code of Conduct.
  • Checks youth belongings for weapons or contraband and confiscates unsafe or illegal materials.
  • Provides a safe, clean, and fair environment by engaging and monitoring youth to promote cooperation and compliance. Attends to potentially dangerous situations including facility and equipment damage.
  • Provides transportation to youth to various locations in the community to assist in their service needs and return home arrangements.
  • Contacts parents/legal guardians and schedules appointments with clinical specialists; initiates referrals to needed community resources when appropriate, including follow up contracts.
  • Interfaces with law enforcement, Division of Child and Family Services, Juvenile Justice Services or other referring parties and community partners to obtain pertinent information.
  • Provides information and assistance to clients and the public regarding community resources.

Additional Information

Shift Differentials offered for:  Weekday Swing Shift, Weekday Grave Shift, Weekday Day Shift, Weekend Swing Shift and Weekend Grave Shift.  


Current shifts available:


Full time - Day shift / 7am - 5pm / Tuesday - Friday / Christmas Box House (10 hour shifts)


Full time - Swing shift / 2pm - 12am / Thursday - Sunday / Crisis Residential (10 hour shifts)


Full time - Swing shift / 3pm - 11pm / Saturday - Wednesday / Juvenile Receiving Center (8 hour shifts)


Full time - Swing shift / 3pm - 11pm / Sunday - Thursday / Christmas Box House & Shelter Care (8 hour shifts)


Full time - Swing shift / 3pm - 11pm / Monday - Friday / Christmas Box House & Shelter Care (8 hour shifts)


Recruitment Incentive:  New employees will receive 2 additional weeks of leave to use during their 1st year of employment (full time = 80 hours).


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