SPJ-Team Leader

Office Location: Saints Peter & Joseph Home – Social Services 59520

City and State: San Antonio, TX

Location Type: Social Services

Position Type: Para-Professional


Job Summary

The Team Leader is responsible for the daily care and supervision of children in the emergency shelter; ensuring their health, safety, and well-being are protected.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Effectively communicate to the shelter supervisor the needs of the children in their care.

Maintaining a nurturing, therapeutic and safe environment by:

Providing for the children’s physical needs by:

Counseling, teaching and guiding children by:

Positively interacting with parents, caseworkers, teachers, therapists and other team members by:

Being a member of the child’s team by:

Additional Duties of Team Leaders:

Under the direction of the shelter supervisor, the team leader shall perform the following duties:

Support the agency’s mission and adhere to all policies and procedures as prescribed.

Demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity of cultural norms, values, and heritage.

Actively participate in all quality assurance activities as well as team meetings, to ensure quality care and accurate and informed services by all team members.

Actively participate in professional development such as attending at least 15 hours of continuing education as required by TDPRS Minimum Standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position provides direct oversight to DCS within their assigned house and reports to both the Shelter and evening supervisors.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, walk and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, feel; and reach with hands or arms.

The Team Leader must be able to physically and mentally endure long periods of interaction with individual and groups of children; this may include but is not limited to free play, emotionally draining conversations; continuous severe behavior problems requiring one-to-one supervision; severe oppositional/defiant behavior, etc.

In addition, the employee may be required to restrain (physically hold a child who is in danger of hurting themselves or others).  Child Care Staff may be required to carry a child weighing no more than 25-30 pounds.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Given the nature of working with abused and neglected children, the work environment can be somewhat stressful and emotionally challenging.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job description or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, etc.)

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