Catholic Charities is one of the largest, oldest, and most comprehensive nonprofit human services organizations in Northern California, annually reaching more than 60,000 vulnerable individuals of all faiths in San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties. With a staff of approximately 450, reaching peaks of nearly 600 with seasonal hires, a budget of $54.3 million, and a current governing board of 27, this venerable, fully-accredited, independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit addresses some of the most pressing community needs – homelessness, generational poverty, immigration, inequality, hunger, aging in isolation, and communicable disease -- to name a few – with compassion and services of highest quality. 


Catholic Charities St. Vincent’s ORR provides residential care and placement support to male unaccompanied minors ages 6 -17 in San Rafael, CA following the guidelines set forth by the Office of Refugee Resettlement. This program provides a safe, nurturing, and supportive environment that serves the whole child through comprehensive medical and mental health care, nutrition, educational programming, counseling, legal assistance, case management, religious access, and age-appropriate acculturation and recreation.

With an emphasis on strengths- and evidence-based, client-centered, and trauma-informed care, delivered by an experienced bilingual staff, we will provide a secure and enriching environment for all youth. An individualized service plan will move each child toward a successful safe and timely release and permanent home placement while building a robust support framework that will follow the child upon entering their new community setting.



The Child Care Worker will collectively develop and maintain secure home like environments in which youth ages 6 - 12 years old with severe emotional disturbances can experience stable, healthy attachments and develop more age appropriate social skills. Child Care Workers implement and integrate the youth’s treatment plans throughout all aspects of the youth’s day to day activities. Youth Care Workers also carry out various agency policies and procedures to ensure the smooth administration, coordination and operation of the various residential programs. Youth Care Workers are responsible to the Program Supervisor.

  • Set nurturing, but firm and consistent limits for individual residents and the group, so as to facilitate both individual and group control, and to model and teach both individuals and the group how to develop age-appropriate behavior and self-control.
  • Develop, encourage, and model participation in established campus and house schedules, routines & programs.
  • Help residents contain their impulsive and dangerous behaviors, through the establishment of the aforementioned structured, consistent routines, through the maintenance of the aforementioned limits, through verbal intervention and redirection.
  • Perform general housekeeping responsibilities such as cleaning, menu planning, shopping cooking and laundry, as they relate to individual residents, the group, and the overall upkeep of the house, and model and teach the execution of those responsibilities as well.
  • Perform food preparation duties such as: menu planning; prepare and serve meals; supervise cleanup of kitchen and dining areas, storage areas, and ensure all necessary areas are secured; Involve residents in preparation, serving and clean-up as appropriate; and prepare meal production records, and document residents served.
  • Creatively implement, participate in, and make use of the philosophy, opportunities, and facilities of the ongoing educational, clinical, recreational, day treatment and extracurricular programs designed to meet client needs.
  • Transport and supervise residents to, from and during various outings, locations, appointments, home visits, & community-based activities in accordance with all procedures and policies regarding outings and the use of Agency vehicles, including the ability to obtain a valid California driver’s license and other licenses as necessary to operate agency vehicles.
  • Be familiar with individual residents’ treatment plans, and integrate residents’ treatment plans into all aspects of their day to day treatment, including all program activities, recreation activities, and crisis intervention. Support, direct, and advocate for youth to access to all treatment and program related activities.
  • Provide documentation such as charting in resident logs, critical incident reports, communication logs, day treatment logs & reports and milieu reports.
  • When required, participate in individual, group, and family therapy, as directed by any administrator or clinician.
  • Be familiar with and liaison with Health Care Services, and implement health care systems and procedures such as infection control, first aide, diet, and medication distribution within the individual residents’ treatment plans.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled supervision with immediate supervisor and be able to receive feedback, make changes, and discuss your own issues as they come up and relate to the job.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled staff training and apply training to the work.
  • Be familiar with and implement, as required, agency policies and procedures regarding emergency situations.
  • Be familiar with and administer, according to established policy and procedures, house accounting systems and the following: clothing and personal need allowances; personal allowances; recreation funds; food & house supply purchasing.
  • Be familiar with and properly utilize Agency forms, ledgers, logs and charts.
  • Help orient and train new staff, as directed by the Program Supervisor.
  • Provide a positive role model for individual residents and the group through the following professional standards: maintaining supportive relationships with other staff; being able to both give and receive feedback; maintaining high standards of personal hygiene, grooming, and appropriate standards of personal dress; maintaining clear boundaries between personal life and professional behavior on the job; displaying situation-appropriate emotional responses; maintaining identification within the duties and responsibilities of a Group Counselor as outlined in this job description, not with the identity of the residential group; consistently supporting agency policies, philosophy, and ethics; being punctual in arriving for shifts, meetings and appointments.
  • Maintain awareness of the nurturing aspects of all Child Care Worker duties, and perform these Child Care Worker duties in such a way as to foster appropriate nurturing aspects.
  • Perform all other such duties as directed by supervisor.

Professional Development

  • Participates in team meetings and other meetings.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding clients.
  • Adheres to the guidelines of HIPAA.
  • Attend mandatory trainings and other trainings to enhance professional development, participating in a minimum of 40 hours of required refresher trainings per calendar year—and assure that CPR and CPI training are completed annually within one year of the last date in which the employee last took them.
  • Promptly report 1. any civil or criminal convictions, charges, arrests, investigations or adjudications— that may arise since staff member’s last background investigations, including but not limited to 2. having engaged in or attempted to engage in sexual abuse, sexual harassment or inappropriate sexual behavior; having been civilly or administratively adjudicated to have engaged in or attempted to engage in 1. or 2. above.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education & Experience:

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree is preferred, especially in a Behavioral Science.
  • Experience with residential treatment, teaching, recreation, childcare, or other social service work also preferred.
  • Child Care Workers must possess a valid California Driver’s License, and must possess the following abilities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Experience with residential treatment, teaching, recreation, childcare, or other social service work is preferred.
  • Ability to be a positive role model for individual residents and the group.
  • Ability to maintain supportive relationships with other staff.
  • Ability to both give and receive feedback.
  • Maintain high standards of personal hygiene, grooming, and appropriate standards of personal dress.
  • Maintain clear boundaries between personal life and professional behavior on the job.
  • Display situation-appropriate emotional responses.
  • Maintain identification within the duties and responsibilities of a Group Counselor as outlined in this job description, not with the identity of the residential group.
  • Consistent in supporting agency policies, philosophy, and ethics.
  • Punctual in arriving for shifts, meetings and appointments.
  • Fluency in both Spanish and English (speak, read, and write) strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrates the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

In accordance with the requirements of title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ("ADA"), Catholic Charities SF does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its services, programs, or activities.  Furthermore, Catholic Charities SF does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA

CATHOLIC CHARITIES IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and is committed to providing equal employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, legal domicile status, veteran status, disability or AIDS/HIV status or any other characteristic protected under federal or state law.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Department or Program: ORR
This is a non-management position
Union status: Union
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Pay Range: $21.00 - $23.00/Hourly Rate

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