Lead Child Care Worker (416)


In exchange for your skill and experience, Hillsides offers an excellent benefits package, which includes:

  • This role is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)
  • Competitive salary 
  • Medical insurance with a $20 premium per paycheck for employee only coverage plan 
  • Dental insurance 100% employer paid for HMO employee only coverage plan 
  • Life and AD&D insurance 100% employer paid up to two times the annual salary
  • Flexible Spending Account with $500 roll-over limit 
  • 401(k) with no wait period, 5% employer match cap and no vesting schedule 
  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous paid time off policy accruing up to 22 days off annually 
  • Bilingual stipend of $2,000 or $4,000 for applicable positions 
  • Robust training opportunities: Shared Core Practice Model & Trauma Informed Care


The Essential Functions Include:

  • Assist Cottage Supervisor with necessary tracking and Special Incident Reports as needed
  • Assist Cottage Supervisor with training and orientation of new Child Care Counselor staff
  • Assist Cottage Supervisor with maintaining recreation and leisure time and educational needs for each child in the assigned Cottage
  • Assist with transportation of clients to court, school, home visits, etc. 
  • Monitor home visit with the clients on main campus and/or at any off grounds site designated by the court, county social worker or Hillside's therapist
  • Assist Cottage Supervisor in monitoring, balancing and managing individual client clothing and allowance accounts on a weekly basis to ensure accuracy and accountability
  • Responsible for assisting in crisis intervention on a regular basis
  • Supervise and protect children individually and in groups at all times
  • Help children acquire socially acceptable habits of behavior, appearance and develop improved personal relationships
  • Help each child relate to the group and to handle individual problems
  • Be involved in the social skills training of each resident
  • Use appropriate authority and discipline as necessary to set limits for behavior and help each child develop his own capacity for self-control
  • Participate as a cottage team member in the development of individual child care plans directed toward return of the child to his own home or other appropriate placement and able to present client progress towards goals and concerns in weekly team meetings
  • Display maturity, emotional security, and temperament to care for children and adolescent residents and exhibit good judgment and ability to get along with other staff members
  • Be able to give residents individual understanding and affection
  • Be able to organize and participate in group discussions, conversation during meals, recreation and art and music appreciation
  • Be able to structure and assist in various daily living skills which foster independent functioning, including but not limited to grooming, shopping, cooking, etc. Able to participate in CFT's as needed.
  • Be able to organize, facilitate and participate in various leisure time activities through cultivation of personal interests and join with the children and adolescents in normal leisure activities such as dancing, recreation, camping, etc.
  • Engage in recreational and/or therapeutic sports activities with clients as needed
  • Be able to organize and participate in various activities such as games, sports and exercise
  • Be available for and be able to integrate training as provided on a regular basis
  • Able to drive for prolonged periods, stretch, reach, push, pull, bend, carry, lift, run, and walk
  • Other duties as required


  • High School Diploma Required
  • AA (60 units) or Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Interest in working with children and feel comfortable with children and be responsive to them
  • Valid California drivers license, driving record and personal vehicle insurance acceptable to Hillsides' insurance carrier


This position performs tasks that may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues.? All Hillsides employees are offered the opportunity to receive the Hepatitis B vaccination series.

Hillsides is an Equal Opportunity Employer