Job Opening: Direct Care for Children (Brownwood)

Posted on
November 12, 2023

Direct Care for Children

Direct Care Staff for Children are responsible for providing direct care and support to meet the daily needs of children, ages 5-17, at New Horizons Ranch, a home for children in Goldthwaite, Texas, located 30 miles outside of Brownwood, TX.

Job Responsibilities

You will plan, supervise, and assist your assigned group of children with daily needs and activities. This can include helping children get ready for the day, daily hygiene, completing homework, planned recreational activities, and adhering to treatment plans created by the treatment team. You will transport children to and from school, office appointments, and recreational and social activities with company-provided vans.

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing direct supervision and support to a group of kids, many of whom are experiencing emotional trauma
  • Planning, supervising and assisting with daily activities for your assigned group of children, including meals, hygiene, personal possessions and living spaces, completing homework, adhering to treatment plans created by staff, participating in school, and planned recreational activities
  • Transporting children to school, office appointments, recreational and social activities with company-provided van
  • Providing a safe, stable and home-like environment
  • Building healthy relationships with the kids in care to support them as they heal and work through their trauma
  • Maintaining accurate and complete documentation
  • Completing and implementing necessary training's as required by state licensing;
  • Studying, practicing and operating within the New Horizons Philosophy and Employee Handbook


  • Must be 21 years of age or older
  • Applicants must pass criminal background checks, a drug screening, a tuberculosis test
  • Applicants must have insight and understanding of cultural diversity and have the ability to work with diverse populations
  • Be able to perform conflict resolution or crisis intervention
  • Applicants must possess positive verbal and written communication skills, the ability to make logical decisions in times of crisis, and work well in a team and independently

About New Horizons Ranch and Center, Inc.:

  • Established in 1971, New Horizons assists kids and families throughout Texas in our residential treatment facilities, therapeutic foster homes, and youth and family counseling programs.
  • New Horizons' team strives to Keep Kids First while providing a safe, therapeutic and loving environment for kids and adolescents in order to help our kids and families succeed.
  • New Horizons Ranch has an on-campus charter school, a certified equine therapy program, a swimming pool, playgrounds, campus lakes, football and baseball fields, a tennis court, an indoor gym, three homes, and a chapel/activity center.

What You Get When You Work for New Horizons

We want to support you while you care for children!

  • More Family Friendly Hours - Brand New Schedule
  • Transportation assistance if needed within a 60-mile radius of New Horizons
  • 100% Paid Health Insurance Premiums for Employees (60 days after start date)
  • Paid Time Off starts immediately upon hire
  • Periodic Merit Pay raises
  • 3 Free Meals every day
  • Off 3 weekends per month and no early mornings after evening shift
  • Tuition/Education reimbursement
  • Cell phone plan discount on your account
  • Christmas Bonus
  • Mental Health support
  • Professional Development and Training provided in the Youth Mental Health Field
  • Life Insurance Equal to Salary (60 days after start date)
  • 125% 401K Retirement Match after 1 Year of employment
  • $500 in Flexible Spending Account after 2 years of employment
  • Paid Work Anniversary trips at 5+ years

Pay Rate:$15 - $20 per hour

Hours:40 Hours minimum per week - More Family Friendly Hours

Ty e:Full-Time

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