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Foster Care Evening Transporter

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Foster Care Evening Transporter

Dozens of teenagers in foster care in Pinellas county struggle to find stable homes and bounce to a different temporary foster home or shelters every night of the week. 

Evening Youth Specialists are responsible for supervising and transporting 13 - 17 year old youth who are pending “placement” between the hours of 3pm and midnight.

Our teens’ extreme behaviors oftentimes prevent them from finding stable homes, and the absence of a consistent home prevents them from stabilizing.

Transporters must be motivated to build meaningful and impactful relationships with teens who are in a state of crisis and instability. 

Transporters spend the majority of their time with youth in transit, transporting them to and from placement around Pinellas county. This right candidate must be comfortable driving their personal vehicle for work purposes (mileage is reimbursed at $0.44 / mile).

The work hours for this position are from 4pm - 12am Monday - Friday. The right candidate must be motivated to work evenings and feel comfortable managing challenging behaviors with youth.

Daily Responsibilities 

  • Build trust and rapport with hard to reach teenage youth
  • Drive your personal vehicle and transport youth to and from placement (Mileage is reimbursed at $0.44 per mile)
  • De-escalate and manage conflict 
  • Learn, understand, and navigate around youth’s triggers to focus on quality outcomes
  • Consistent and thorough communication with multiple departments


Compensation Package
$13 per hour
40-hours per week, eligible for overtime

Benefits:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Teledoc (24/7 access to doctors via phone and video)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Long-term disability
  • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary), AD&Dz
  • Health and dependent care FSA
  • 12 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
  • Generous PTO policy
  • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement

Work Location: 310 15th St. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33705 

Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year experience working with adolescents or children
  • Clean Driving Record: 1 year (Required)

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent (Required)

Licenses/Trainings:

  • Driver's License (Required)
  • HIPAA (provided)
  • Security & Awareness (provided)


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Perks and Benefits

  • 401k with 3-6% employer match

  • Paid Time Off and Sick Days

  • $250 Monthly Health Insurance Contribution

  • Access to sailboats, powerboats, and kayaks

  • Part of dynamic and integrated teams

  • Flexible Work Schedules

Who We Are

We're a small but mighty agency with a 'whatever it takes' mentality.

Our approach to social work is complex and requires dynamic, passionate leaders to bring all their skills to the table.

We're committed to each other as much as we are to our kids, and protect the family dynamic within our motley crew.

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