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Direct Care Staff
Title:Direct Care Staff
Department:Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village
Location:Lignum, VA

Direct Care Staff

Full-time 4 day shifts available

Wed (12pm-10pm), T-F (2:30pm-10pm), Sat (7am-10pm) 
Sun (7am-10pm), M-T (2:30pm-10pm), Wed (12pm-10pm)

We offer our employees fulfilling careers, free meals & casual dress on a beautiful campus!

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for providing direct supervision, support and behavior management in a safe, therapeutic and nurturing environment residing at the Village.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide a consistent and creative environment for assigned children while using appropriate limit setting and disciplinary techniques within the realm of Childhelp's standards.
  • Develop a daily routine for assigned children and makes ongoing routine adjustments to improve its effectiveness, as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintains a constructive relationship with each assigned child.
  • Learn the case history and treatment plan for assigned child.
  • Provide regular input and insight for the ongoing evaluation of the treatment plan for each assigned child.
  • Complete detailed, comprehensive and factual reports regarding behavior and incidents of the children pursuant to policies.
  • Attend all mandatory training, weekly unit meetings and supervisory sessions.
  • Teach basic health needs and proper medical care to the children, including personal hygiene habits, nutrition, preventive medical care etc., with assistance of the Village medical staff.
  • Demonstrate positive role modeling and problem solving skills to children regarding personal issues they encounter, such as peer pressure, adapting to their new surroundings, appropriately responding to conflict, etc.
  • Oversee and/or participates in various recreational programs and activities with children to stimulate interest in and cooperation with various social and educational programs.
  • Communicate and work cooperatively with Village Employees.
  • This is an Emergency Essential Position and staff must arrive to work on all assigned shift, remains on duty until relieved and works overtime as required.
  • Proficiently uses various types of electronic and/or manual recording and computerized information systems used by the Village, as needed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid Driver's License.
  • Must have one of the following:
  • Bachelor's degree (Preferred)
  • Associates degree and 3 months experience working with children
  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 6 months experience working with children

About Childhelp

CEO and Co-Founder Sara O’Meara and President and Co-Founder Yvonne Fedderson started Childhelp in 1959, establishing it as a leading national non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect and at-risk children. Childhelp focuses on advocacy, prevention, treatment and community outreach.

About Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village

Situated on 270-acres of naturally lush and inviting land in Lignum, Virginia, the Childhelp Alice C. Tyler Village (the Village) has been providing a healing home environment for severely abused, neglected, and at-risk children since 1993. Producing a true community atmosphere, the Village houses as many as 67 children ranging in age from 5 to 14 years old. The residents live in small cottages and are grouped by age and treatment needs. The children who make their home at the village are referred to this place of healing by various judicial authorities and child welfare offices after the Department of Social Services takes custody of them. They arrive experiencing severe behavioral and emotional problems as a result of their previous abusive or neglectful situations. For many of these children, the Village and its multidisciplinary team (MDT) are their last hope in avoiding placement at a juvenile correctional facility.

It takes a whole village to raise a child. A team of mental health professionals greets each child upon their arrival, equipped to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to each child’s specific needs. While at the Village, children receive on-site clinical services provided by Childhelp’s MDT under the direction of a staff psychiatrist. The children learn to love themselves and trust others through comprehensive treatment, including psychological, educational, recreational, music, art, occupational, and speech therapy. The dedicated, highly-trained, and passionate staff of therapists, teachers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, physicians, and chaplain work to cultivate trust in children who have known only betrayal, and build self-esteem in the young souls who have rarely been given reason to like themselves.

The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline, 1-800-4-A-CHILD®, operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receives calls from throughout the United States, Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. Childhelp’s programs and services also include residential treatment services (villages); children’s advocacy centers; therapeutic foster care; group homes and child abuse prevention, education and training. Childhelp also created the National Day of Hope® that mobilizes people across America to join the fight against child abuse. For more information about Childhelp, please visit the website at

Childhelp is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

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