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Direct Care Worker – Wellspring Living – Atlanta, GA

Women’s Residential Program – South – Independent Living Program
Full-Time Direct Care Coach (Child Care Worker-CCW)
Organization Type: Non-Profit, Faith-Based, 50+ Employees
Position Type: Full-Time; Non-Exempt Hourly
Direct Report: Program Coordinator
Department: Women’s Residential Program – South (ILP program)
Hours: 10a-6p
Travel Requirements: Yes, travel throughout Metro Atlanta; agency vehicles provided (mileage reimbursement for use of personal car)
Education and Experience: The Direct Care Coach must be at least 21 years of age and possess at least a high school diploma or GED and two (2) years of direct service experience with children and families or an Associate’s degree or higher in a behavioral or social science field. New Direct Care
Coaches must log at least 40 hours of work with the provider before working unsupervised with children.

  • Prefer applicants with experience providing services to youth or young adults (18-21), specifically those exposed to or at risk for sex trafficking and those that have experienced complex trauma(s)

Summary: Responsible for the daily care and supervision of program participants in the living unit.
Partners with the therapeutic, educational, and life skills staff to meet organizational goals and individual participant goals.

Job Duties The duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

Maintaining Program Structure:

  • Follow the schedule laid out in the program
  • Actively participate in program activities
  • Perform administrative functions as needed
  • Transport participants to and from appointments and activities
  • Complete 15 minute bed checks for participants during sleeping hours
  • Assist with grocery shopping, meal planning, and meal preparation for participants and teach life skills throughout
  • Lead skills training groups and activities in the evenings and on weekends
  • Utilize the strength-based approach with participants and staff
  • Administer random drug screens
  • Administer and document participant medication use
  • Ensure adherence to program guidelines
  • Provide safety checks
  • Complete accurate and detailed documentation daily
  • Participate as a team member in applying strength based service plans, safety plans, behavior plans, and response plans

Develop and Model Health Living for Participants:

  • Develop intentional connections the program participants and staff members
  • Lead by example in modeling the characteristics of a Mission Driven Professional
  • Provide direction and encouragement to participants and staff
  • Practice and teach healthy boundaries to participants and staff
  • Provide support and crisis intervention as needed
  • Embody the spirit of a lifelong learner

Other Qualifications:

  • Never have been shown by credible evidence (e.g., a court or jury, a department investigation, or other reliable evidence) to have abused, neglected, sexually exploited, or deprived a child or adult or to have subjected any person to serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly serious injury as a result of intentional or grossly negligent misconduct as evidenced by an oral or written statement to this effect obtained at the time of application and evidence of having made efforts to obtain and evaluate references from previous employers
  • Documentation of at least two professional, educational or personal references that attest to the person’s capability of performing the duties of the position and to the person’s suitability of working with or around children
  • Satisfactory preliminary criminal history background check determination and a satisfactory fingerprint records check determination as required by law
  • Clean driving record is essential to fulfilling the job responsibilities
  • Documentation from a licensed physician or other licensed healthcare professional of a health screening examination within thirty (30) days of hiring sufficient in scope to identify conditions that may place residents at risk of infection, injury or improper care
  • Current evidence of successful completion of a biennial training program in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a triennial training program in first aid which have been offered by a certified or licensed health care professional; such programs shall be completed within the first year of employment
  • Participate in all required trainings and show competency in skill areas of training content
  • Must be 21 years of age or older


  • Understand and demonstrate a willingness to engage in the core values of Wellspring Living and guiding principles for the program
  • Represent Wellspring Living in a positive way at social activities and events
  • Abide by organization policies and procedures
  • Possess crisis management skills
  • Display strength-based tendencies
  • Effectively communicates with others
  • Ability to teach household management skills, teach basic household maintenance, cooking skills and nutrition management

Character Requirements:

  • Reliable
  • Self-motivated
  • Flexible
  • Team-Oriented

Physical Requirements:

  • Possess the physical ability to administer physical restraints as governed by the policies and procedures of program
  • Possess the physical ability to walk up and down 2 flights of stairs several times per day
  • Possess the physical ability to lift bags and boxes 15-20 pounds
  • Possess the ability to facilitate light household maintenance (both to maintain the facilities and also teach the participants household life skills)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $14.00 per hour


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekends


  • residential: 2 years (Required)


  • Associate (Required)

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Benefit Conditions:

  • Waiting period may apply
  • Only full-time employees eligible

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