A class incumbent is responsible for managing and directing all program services and operations of a residential treatment module for delinquent youths within a secure facility.
Supervises 5-10 counseling and security staff.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent reports to an administrative superior and is responsible for operating a residential treatment module for 10-12 delinquent youth with shift responsibility for 30+ youth. Work involves planning, implementing and evaluating the counseling/treatment services for the module through collaboration with facility management staff. An incumbent provides direction and guidance to professional and paraprofessional staff to ensure proper supervision and treatment of youth, compliance with facility rules/regulations and staff development. An incumbent in this class coordinates treatment services with education, medical and social services personnel both within the facility and with outside agencies. Work also involves communications with courts, schools and public and private community service organizations for the purpose of dealing with pending charges, restitution, and the development of discharge and aftercare planning.
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.
Administers and directs the operation of the module and the treatment programs.
Establishes and maintains all aspects of treatment module operations including safety, security, operating procedures and supplies.
Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of staff. Provides training and technical guidance as well as interpretation of policies and procedures.
Conducts the investigation of any irregularities and/or difficulties arising within the module among staff or clients; takes appropriate action as required. Initiates disciplinary and corrective action as needed.
Responds to inquiries from concerned parties including all complaints and requests made by youth, families and community.
Provides most complex counseling for residents with special needs, i.e., sex offenders, drug abuse.
Supervises the implementation of individualized treatment plan for assigned youth.
Oversees the preparation of reports on the progress and behavior of youths.
Prepares reports and maintains records on unit activities.
Assesses the environment of the institution and instructs staff on the appropriate measures to assure a positive normative culture.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of principles, practices and theory of child and adolescent developmental psychology.
Knowledge of family dynamics and reactions to emotional disturbance and delinquent behavior.
Knowledge of individual and group counseling methods and techniques.
Knowledge of emotional and personality disorders contributing to delinquency.
Knowledge of treatment/service planning, behavior management techniques and juvenile rehabilitation methods and techniques.
Knowledge of clinical program management.
Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
Knowledge of operation of juvenile justice system.
Knowledge of department rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Skill in conducting individual, group and/or family therapy.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Ability to interpret, explain and implement rules/regulations.
Ability to prepare reports and maintain records.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Supervisor Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral or Social Science or related field.
Three years experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individuals human service needs.
Three years experience in making recommendations as part of a clients service plan such as clinical treatment, counseling, or determining eligibility for health or human services/benefits.
Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
Six months experience in narrative report writing.
Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.