Youth Services Worker

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General summary

This is a youth services employee responsible for providing treatment services and ensuring safety and security to youth within a specific unit. Employees will facilitate treatment programming to youth (e.g., youth advocate, group facilitation, creation and delivery of treatment activities, etc.). Duties also include ensuring safety; monitoring activity, behavior, and movement of youth both within a residential setting or while escorting youth off grounds; and performing physical counts. Employees may also assist in the educational program.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

Knowledge of individual and group behavior. Knowledge of child development and the role of the family. Knowledge of the causes of juvenile delinquency and current methods of youth treatment. Ability to work with youth and family members. Ability to foster the cooperation of youth in the treatment process. Ability to physically respond appropriately to work situations or emergencies. Ability to learn verbal and physical crisis intervention/de-escalation techniques and emergency treatment procedures. Ability to transport youth and travel as necessary.

Typical qualifications

2-4 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

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