**RE-POST** DJS RESIDENT ADVISOR TRAINEE
|Department||DJS Western Md Children's Ctr|
|Filing Deadline||9/22/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$42,189.00 - $59,832.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Martine Watts|
The Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) Western Region is accepting applications for Merit Resident Advisor Trainee positions in Frederick County AND Washington County.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Learns to escort groups of youth to and from daily activities at the facility and to supervise their conduct during movement and daily activities;
Learns to observe individual and group behaviors and to determine when intervention or guidance is needed by the youth under his/her care;
Learns to intervene in situations involving agitated or overwrought youth to prevent fights and to de-escalate potentially harmful behaviors,
Learns to suggest alternative ways of reacting to problems, and may be required to physically restrain youth;
Learns to promote an environment conducive to learning helpful alternative behaviors by encouraging communication among youth and staff, guiding and critiquing group discussions, offering advice at appropriate junctures and serving as a mentor and role model for resident youth;
Learns to monitor the behavior of youth and assist them in complying with daily and weekly schedules of attending classes, completing school assignments, sleeping, eating and performing personal hygiene tasks;
Learns to record behavior observations, prepare progress and incident reports on assigned youth for review by supervisors, and recommend behavioral sanctions;
Learns to inspect residence areas for safety, security and cleanliness;
Learns to assess inappropriate behaviors and recommend behavioral sanctions to supervisors;
Attends in-service training on topics, such as crisis prevention, suicide prevention, emergency medical treatments, and behavioral modification models to maintain knowledge of childcare needs, counseling methods and trends in the juvenile justice field and to obtain and maintain certification;
Learns to assess emergency and crisis situations, make appropriate contacts and referrals, and provide interim emergency medical and other assistance until specialized assistance is available;
May be assigned to a cottage or dormitory post at night;
May accompany youth to community service activities outside the facility;
Performs other related duties.
When assigned to the Youth Centers:
Learns to function as a member of the treatment team for individual youth and provide input and information to the DJS Case Management Specialist for inclusion in monthly progress reviews;
Learns to implement, help to evaluate and recommend modifications to youth treatment plans;
Learns to facilitate daily behavioral modification meetings in the absence of the DJS Case Management Specialist.
Note: The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status
Must be at least 21years of age
A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing
An oral interview, and
Physical and psychological examinations.
2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09.03, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
OHR-Recruitment & Examination Unit
217 E Redwood Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Attn: Martine Watts
Fax number 410-333-4188
TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay