Work involves supervising youth in the daily academic, recreational and social activities of a youth rehabilitative facility with an emphasis on teaching basic living skills and maintaining structure, discipline, safety, and providing support and guidance on everyday problems of adjustment to daily living or group situations.
Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
- Oversees and assumes an active, participatory role in the daily activities of as assigned group of youth including recreation, education, work, meals, personal hygiene, and maintaining living quarters.
- Observes youth's behavior and adjustment to programs and exchanges written and oral reports on those observations with other staff.
- Established and maintains interpersonal relationships with youths to encourage and assist with their social adjustment.
- Interprets and teaches unit procedures, rules, and disciplinary policies to youths.
- Implements unit security procedures including performing regular room, door, and grounds checks or community/home visits and frequent observations and monitoring of high-risk youths.
- Assists in the handling of serious disturbances and monitoring incoming and outgoing visitors to the facility.
- Escorts youths to activities and appointments inside or outside the institution and is responsible for their discipline and conduct while there operates motor vehicle when necessary to transport youths to activities and appointments.
- Prepares, maintains, and contributes to a variety of records and reports to document information relating to youths including, but not limited to, treatment plans, progress notes, population reports, and inventories.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Youth Rehabilitation Counselor I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
- Possession of a High School Diploma or equivalent.
- At least 21 years of age.
- Knowledge of behavior management such as understanding, explaining, describing and predicting behavior, studying the connection between behavior and its causes and identifying appropriate behavior modification strategies for individual situations.
- Knowledge of instructing, tutoring, or mentoring individuals or groups.
- Knowledge of supervising youth by overseeing daily activities such as recreation, work details, meals, self-care, transportation or education.
- Knowledge of narrative report writing.
- Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
Conditions of Hire
Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire. The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.
Pre-employment Drug Testing: Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.
This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization). The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee. The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.
The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position. It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties. For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content. Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.
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