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Work for High Sky

Youth Care Specialist

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We are currently seeking a Youth Specialist to join our team on the evening (1p-9p) and overnight (8p-6a) shifts. WEEKENDS ARE REQUIRED. The Youth Specialist will be a highly skilled professional who is passionate about providing quality of care to youth who have been abused, neglected, or temporarily separated from their family due to a crisis. All Youth Care Specialist are required to provide for all the needs of the children including constant supervision throughout the duration of the assigned work schedule.

Salary Range: $17.00-$17.75per hour with a raise at the next full pay period after 90 days


  • Employer Paid: Health, Life, and Long-term Disability Insurance; Teledoc/MyStrength family coverage; Community Pool and Fitness Center; Paid time off and holidays; 403B Matching; Longevity Recognition; Flex time and location.
  • Optional Employee Paid: Dependent Health, Vision, Life and Dental Insurance; Cafeteria coverage Pre-paid Legal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintain constant supervision to ensure safety and wellbeing of all children in care.
  • Review and implement all youth service plans and supervision plans.
  • Maintain compliance with High Sky Policies, procedures, and requirements.
  • Encourage and teach youth basic social, academic, emotional, independent living skills necessary to be successful.
  • Complete youth documentation such as daily progress logs, incident reports, medical forms, and medication logs
  • Complete all appointments and documentation within the guidelines set by residential licensing standards, residential contract requirements, and agency policy and procedures.
  • Implement an effective youth motivation system and utilize appropriate and positive discipline techniques with youth.
  • Prepare and serve youth a nutritious balanced meal and snacks.
  • Maintain a clean & orderly shelter by completing daily chores and duties as assigned.
  • Administer prescribed medications and treatments for medical needs.
  • Transport youth to appointments such as visitation, court hearings, school, therapy, and medical appointments.
  • Attend and participate in monthly developmental, team, and all-staff meetings.
  • Maintain compliance with required annual training.
  • Regular and timely attendance is required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Evening shift
  • Overnight shift
  • Weekends as needed.


  • High school or equivalent (Required)
  • Driver’s License (Required)
  • Caregiving: 1 year (Preferred)
  • CPR Certification (Preferred)

Family Support Specialist

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Our team is looking to hire a Family Support Specialist to develop strong relationships with families in order to provide service coordination, support, and training to assist families in meeting the needs of their children, and enhancing parents’ role as the primary influence on their child’s education and development. Must live in service area (Pecos, Ward, or Reeves County).

Salary Range:$54,787.20 to $59,037.00

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: other duties may be assigned

  • Will deliver services to clients in accordance with contract between High Sky and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the Plan of Operations.  
  • Perform In-home consultations with children 0-18 yrs. of age with their Parents / Legal Guardians through family and individual sessions. 
  • Provide in-home consultations every 7 to 10 days throughout the family’s service period.
  • Work with eligible clients following the guidelines (STAY Program Plan of Operation) described in the contract between High Sky Children’s Ranch and the TDFPS, and in the Contract Handbook and Compliance Guide.
  • Develop action plans with family’s assistance. Plans should state desired outcome, goals and tasks and update monthly.
  • Report abuse or suspected abuse to proper authorities within twenty-four hours, as well as to their Program Supervisor.
  • Attend all program meetings as specified by Supervisor. 
  • Attend High Sky Children’s Ranch Pre-Service Workshop and all identified training as specified by the contract or their immediate Supervisor.
  • Notify immediate Supervisor before changing established procedure for providing services to family or client.
  • Share twenty-four on-call responsibilities with other program staff to ensure that all client’s needs are met in the timeliest fashion possible.
  • Be primarily responsible for providing Outreach and UCAP within their service area, and will be assisted as needed by the Community Liaison and direct Supervisor.  
  • Coordinate with other agencies to assist clients in obtaining additional services when needed.
  • Regular and timely attendance is required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • EDUCATION – Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university.
    * May be substituted for 4 years of additional experience
  • EXPERIENCE – 1 (one) year of fulltime experience working with youth and families.
  • PHYSICAL – Required to talk, hear, stand; walk; use hands and arms. Occasional ability to use up to 100 pounds of force and/or life up to 50 pounds. Employees with infectious diseases or skin lesions shall not work during communicability.
  • RESIDENCE – Must live in Pecos, Reeves or Ward County
  • LANGUAGE-Must be bi-lingual in the Spanish Language


This is a full-time position, with hours of work occurring during the day, evening and weekend; however, this position can occasionally require long hours and weekend work.


  • Requires ability to drive personal vehicle, with valid state license, following all laws; must provide proof of liability insurance and must be eligible to be insured under High Sky’s insurance policy.
  • Able to drive and see for an extended period of time, during evening and night times, for up to seven hours a day in order to fulfill contract requirements.
  • Provide own transportation, at a cost per mile reimbursement established, for all STAY activities.

Pal Training Contractor

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High Sky is currently seeking contractors to plan, design, implement, and conduct life skills training for youth aging out of the foster care system. If you have a passion for helping others and experience in the classroom, we would love to hear from you.

Special Circumstances:

This is a contract position, not an employee. Classes are offered three times per year during spring, summer, and fall break from school. 

Payment includes: 

  1. $300 per class day, including planning, prepping, and delivery of 8-10 hours per day.
    1. Reimbursement for 1/2 day of class (4 hours) is $150.
  2. Mileage reimbursement, at the rate of the State of Texas, for car travel to and from the training location, if the classes are held in a location that exceeds 50 miles from the Contractor’s residence. 
  3. During training classes, lodging will be provided and arranged by High Sky, if the classes are held in a location that exceeds 50 miles from the Contractor’s residence. 
  4. Breakfast and lunch will be provided during Training Classes 
  5. Dinner will be provided for overnight stays if the classes are held in a location that exceeds 50 miles from the Contractor’s residence. Tips and delivery fees will not be reimbursed. 


  • Learning and implementing the DFPS PAL curriculum and core elements for training.
  • Plan and prepare lessons for core elements to provide youth with opportunities to learn through various methods (ex. group discussion, media, activities, etc.).
  • Schedule and coordinate guest speakers and experiential outings, as needed.
  • Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and a trauma-informed approach in interactions.
  • Deliver material related to social, academic, and independent living skills.
  • Help youth discover their strengths and identify their shortcomings and provide suggestions for improvements.
  • Maintain situational awareness and constant supervision of the class to provide a safe, controlled learning environment.
  • Proactively address potential challenges or issues, mitigating risk and problem-solving to prevent or diffuse future challenges.
  • Transport youth using a High Sky vehicle to experiential outings during classes, as needed.
  • Complete required reports for each youth referred to classes.
  • Maintain compliance with all High Sky Policies, procedures and requirements and conditions of the DFPS Contract for Life Skills Training.
  • Requires the ability to communicate on a collegiate level, both orally and written, as required by the contract guidelines.
  • Notify High Sky in advance of any notable change in the contractor’s name, address, license (if applicable), complaints, or any other information that would affect the agreement with High Sky.
  • Comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, whether federal, state, or local, including without limitation, the federal and any state Occupational Safety and Health Act and Worker’s Compensation Acts including, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the ACA Code of Ethics, High Sky Children’s Ranch’s Policy to not engage in discrimination or harassment based on any protected class. This includes but is not limited to, promoting personal religious beliefs or shaming clients who do not conform to personal beliefs.
  • Bill High Sky for services rendered only after a class is complete and required documentation and reports have been completed and submitted to the PAL & LIFE Director.
  • Obtain advance approval for any additional services that are not listed in this agreement.
  • Pay all business, payroll, property, income, and other taxes due upon or in connection with the operation of its independent business.
  • Refrain from doing anything which would tend to discredit, dishonor, or reflect adversely upon or in any way injure the good name or business of High Sky.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • 2 years of experience working with youth who may be aggressive or in crisis,  in group facilitation or classroom training.
  • 1 year of experience working with a culturally diverse population
  • Must be able to provide community or client references that show a positive past performance and client success.
  • Maintain a valid Texas Driver’s License and vehicle liability insurance and supply a copy to High Sky upon request.

Core Values

  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Excellence
  • Adaptability

Employment Information

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Please email applications to Bailey Lively at [email protected]

Contact us

8613 West County Road 60
Midland, Texas 79707

tel 432.694.7728
fax 432.694.9972