New Job Youth Care Specialist I In Delaware
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Youth Care Specialist I
Company : State of Delaware
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Delaware
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The Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families (DSCYF) is now offering incentives for new hires for Family Service Specialist, Youth Rehabilitation Counselors, or Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Specialists, in accordance with the DSCYF Recruitment and Referral Program.
The program provides recruitment incentives as follows:
- $5,000 signing bonus to full time, Merit Family Service Specialist, Youth Care Specialist I, or Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Specialist positions. This bonus will be paid in two installments: $2,500 upon completing all required training, paperwork, and conditions of hire and $2,500 at 18 months after the date of initial employment.
- $2,500 referral bonus to Merit DSCYF employees who refer applicants who become DSCYF new, full time, Merit Family Service Specialists, Youth Care Specialist I’s or Youth or Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Specialists. The bonus will be paid in two installments: $1,250 upon form completion and applicant completing all conditions of hire and $1,250 paid 18 months after the new employee’s initial date of employment.
NOTE: This program is administered by The Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families. This program may be terminated by the State at any time. Casual-seasonal positions are not eligible for this program.
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 an assigned group of youth including recreation, education, rehabilitation and treatment activities, 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 daily.
- Establishes and maintains interpersonal relationships with youth to encourage and assist with their social adjustment.
- Interprets and teaches facility procedures, rules, and disciplinary policies to youths.
- Implements facility security procedures including performing regular unit, room, and grounds checks; conducting community/home visits; and ensuring frequent observations and monitoring of high-risk youths.
- Assists in the handling of serious disturbances and monitors incoming and outgoing visitors to the facility.
- Escorts youths to activities and appointments inside or outside of the facility and is responsible for their supervision and conduct in all settings. 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 youth including, but not limited to, behavior management, treatment plans, progress notes, population reports, and inventories.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Youth Care Specialist 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 supervising youth by overseeing daily activities such as recreation, treatment activities, 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).
Additional Posting Information
Conditions of Hire
Pre-employment Drug Testing: Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.
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.
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.
Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.
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.
Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email. Please keep your contact information current. You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.
Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.
The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.