Youth Care Professional I - Catskills

Hillside Family of Agencies | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 9/19/2023


We have tremendous opportunities for Youth Care Professionals (YCPs) in several of our NYS locations. If you love working with kids, this is the job for you!

As a Youth Care Professional you will assist in the care and treatment of our youth. YCPs assist youth in developing life and social skills in a residential setting, and in establishing a safe physical and emotional environment for youth in care. Levels range from YCP I to YCP III depending on your education and work experience or background.

As a YCP I, you will serve as an adult role model for youth and families in all behaviors, including communication, hygiene, appearance, management of self, response to stress, and in the demonstration of positive relationships with others. As a YCP III, you will perform all of the job requirements with independence. The YCP III is depended upon for resolution of more complex problems or issues, may perform lead functions, mentoring and training, and shift charge responsibilities as assigned.


  • Demonstrate skills, abilities, and knowledge that promote a safe physical and emotional environment for children and families within the context of their living environment.
  • Perform job requirements with regular supervision while actively learning new areas of expertise in order to fulfill greater responsibilities.
  • Develop, implement, monitor and report on treatment objectives for the youth.
  • Recognize differentiating youth behaviors, participate within designated treatment teams to implement and execute treatment and behavior management plans aimed at assisting children, youth, and/or families to achieve their personal goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for managing activities within an individual or group dynamic, assuring the safety of the youth assigned by utilizing appropriate emergency and crisis intervention principles and techniques as needed.
  • Proactively maintain current knowledge of the emotional/behavior status of youth and their families, assess the effectiveness of treatment plans, and support interactions with family and local community.
  • Demonstrate the emotional competence and good judgment required to build productive and supportive relationships with youth and families, while implementing required rules and routines.
  • Ensure the safety of the children/youth assigned continual awareness of all procedures relating to emergencies.
  • Engage youth and families in trust-based, productive relationships in order to help youth and families prepare for transitions, interact in the community, and promote respect and independence.


YCP I minimum:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • A valid driver’s license and meet agency driving standards

YCP III minimum:

  • High School Diploma/GED and 2+ years of experience; or Associates degree and 1.5+ years of experience; or Bachelor’s degree and 1+ year of experience
  • A valid driver’s license and meet agency driving standards

YCP I: $15.00 Minimum Rate per hour, $21.85 Maximum Rate per hour, based on experience.

YCP III: $15.74 Minimum Rate per hour, $23.60 Maximum Rate per hour, based on experience.

Hillside is committed to equal opportunities for all, supporting a diverse workforce, creating great opportunities for our Agency, our people, and to those whom we serve. We offer a competitive benefits package to include very generous paid time off, comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage, flexible spending account, 403(b) retirement savings plan with employer match, paid holidays, and Employee Assistance Plan, just to name a few of the amazing benefits at Hillside! You’ll be working with great people and great clientele where you can truly make a difference. Apply online, get on board, and grow you career with us. You’ll be so glad you did!

EOE/AA Disability/Veteran

Employment Type
Full Time

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