Sotera Youth & Family Services Collaborative

Emergency Shelter Aide

 Hour requirements: part-time (early morning, day, and night shifts available)

About us: We are a nonprofit located in Pierre, SD, with the goal of providing services meant to protect and serve children and their families that have been affected by child abuse and/or

neglect in our community.


  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • No prior Child Abuse and Neglect Charges
  • No prior felonies
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

As an Emergency Shelter Aide, you will:

  • Work with children who have experienced trauma
  • Handle crisis situations
  • Care for children ranging from ages 0-17
  • Watch up to 8 children at one time
  • Not leave children unsupervised for longer than 5 minutes
  • Follow a daily routine for children
  • Do minor cleaning and laundry
  • Cook and/or prepare meals for children
  • Administer medication as needed and document it
  • Help with bathtime when needed (when we have children 6 years old and younger)
  • Put children to bed
  • Potentially deal with headlice
  • Provide transportation for children with agency vehicle when needed

A qualified candidate will have:

  • Experience caring for children between the ages of 0-17 years old
  • Experience caring for or working with children who have been exposed to child abuse and/or neglect
  • The capability to watch multiple children at a time

Preferred skills include:

  • Patience
  • Empathy
  • Multitasking
  • Communication


  • Flexibility
  • Observant
  • Organized
  • Problem-solving
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork


  • Hourly pay rate of $17
  • Flexible hours

Contact us to apply at or (605) 830-0562