Group Care Worker

    • Job Tracking ID: 512690-593270
    • Job Location: Auburn, NY
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 06, 2017
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: May 25, 2017
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Job Description:

Cayuga Centers is seeking compassionate Group Care Workers to join our Residential Treatment Center  in Auburn.  Cayuga Centers has created a unique atmosphere that resembles a home  environment to assist our youth in meeting their treatment goals. Group Care Workers provide a safe space for youth through structure and predictability and are responsible for supervision and monitoring of day-to-day activity, supporting intensive therapy and treatment planning,  guide skill development, coach youth to use skills during difficult times, and model pro-social behaviors.  Our recreation and enrichment opportunities are unique to residential programming.  Join our growing team of staff members helping youth grow and heal!

What YOU’LL do:

As a Group Care Worker, you will be providing direct supervision to youth in a cottage setting, serving as a  mentor. You will be responsible for building a safe and secure environment; working with a team of staff and treatment team members to use behavior modification strategies to empower and encourage youth to grow.  You’ll also be earning a competitive benefits package and hourly pay ranging from $14.10 to $20.10 (depending on education, intensive program differential and completion of 6 months)

Experience and Skills:

  • The ability to forge respectful partnerships with troubled youth and families by helping them gain skills and confidence to address issues they face
  • A strong positive conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change
  • The ability to set limits and maintain the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the youth served
  • The competency to communicate effectively and professionally with youth and coworkers
  • Fact based reporting and effective writing
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the youth and agency
  • High School Diploma/GED and valid NYS driver’s license
  • The ability to work evenings, weekends, and holidays


As a full time benefits position, staff is eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, FSA, supplemental life insurance, critical illness, enhanced short-term disability, and pension benefits.