Posted on 10/02/2017

Youth Care Worker

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls - Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Youth Care Worker



The organization

Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is a non-profit residential facility in Chicago, IL. Our agency works to transform the lives of the young people in our care by providing a nurturing home, healing for families, and the means for growth.

The position

A Youth Care Worker at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls has a wide range of responsibilities.  Some of the most important tasks on their to do list are, ensuring the safety of the milieu, interacting with our youth and their families, advocating, educating, and serving as a role model. To ensure that we are offering the youth that we serve the best treatment and support that we can, our Youth Care Workers have many opportunities for professional development, such as on-site and off-site trainings facilitated by nationally recognized instructors and weekly one-on-one supervisions. Our full-time Youth Care Worker are eligible for paid time off, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 403(b) retirement savings plan, access to an on campus health club facility, and complimentary meals.

The schedule

To maximize the time that we are able to work with the youth we serve, the schedule for this position includes evenings and weekends.


  • Mercy Home for Boys and Girls has 2 locations in the Chicagoland area-
  • Our Hay Boys Campus is located in the West loop at-1140 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607
  • Our Walsh Girls Campus is located on the Southwest side in the Beverly neighborhood at-11600 S. Longwood Drive. Chicago, IL 60643

Why you should apply

  • Exceptional growth and advancement opportunities
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Supportive and dedicated co-workers
  • Privately funded
  • Strong History-130 years of service to Chicago’s young people  


Job Requirements



  • At least 21 years of age.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years experience working with youth.
  • A valid Illinois driver’s license, ability to drive a van, maintain a clear driving record, and retain driving approval through the department of Children and Family Services.
  • Regular and predictable attendance.
  • Ability to work both independently and as an active team member.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Maturity and sensitivity to cultural and individual differences.
  • Ability to maintain professional demeanor while exercising judgment and discretion in work.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and professional journals.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence.Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the ability to become proficient in other software packages and programs.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to attend required Agency trainings and maintain necessary training compliance. Flexibility to attend daytime trainings or sessions outside of regularly scheduled hours.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, and with proper training, be able to physically restrain youth.
  • Commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Agency.


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