Overnight Direct Care for Children

New Horizons Ranch & Center

Overnight Direct Care Staff for Children are responsible for providing direct care and support to meet the nighttime needs of children, ages 5-17, at New Horizons – Audrey Grace House, a home for children in Abilene, Texas. 

Job Responsibilities

You will plan, supervise, and assist your assigned group of children with nighttime needs. This can include helping children get ready for bed, attending to their nightly needs, taking care of household chores as needed, getting children up and ready in the morning, and occasionally transporting children to school in company-provided vans.

Pay Rate: Starting at $15 an hour
Hours: 40 Hours minimum per week – 8:30 pm – 8:30 am
Type: Full-Time

What You Get When You Work for New Horizons

We want to support you while you care for children!

  • 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
  • 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

Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing overnight direct supervision and support to a group of kids, many of whom are experiencing emotional trauma
  • Planning, supervising and assisting with nightly activities for your assigned group of children
  • Helping with household chores as needed
  • Getting children up and ready in the morning
  • Occasionally transporting children to school in company-provided vans
  • 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
  • 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 & 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. 
  • Audrey Grace House is a residential treatment center for children, ages 5 – 17, suffering from emotional, behavioral, and attachment or relationship issues. The home accommodates 40 children and length of stay usually lasts 9 to 12 months.
  • For more information, visit www.newhorizonsinc.com

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