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Youth Development Counselor Southeast Youth Development Center, Montgomery County

  • ... Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 92281 per year
  • Posted on: Mar 12, 2024       Expires on: Apr 26, 2024

Youth Development Counselor Southeast Youth Development Center, Montgomery County   

JOB TITLE:

Youth Development Counselor Southeast Youth Development Center, Montgomery County

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Montgomery County Pennsylvania United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

THE POSITION

Would a career where you can make a positive impact on the lives of troubled youth feel rewarding? Are you patient and empathetic? The Department of Human Services, Southeast Youth Development Center is seeking dedicated counselors who can develop and implement effective individual treatment plans for court-adjudicated youth.
Our Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services counselors are willing to intervene in crisis and controversial situations to prevent harmful behaviors while holding others, including yourself, accountable for actions.
This position requires a willingness to work with a diverse population of some of the most difficult, vulnerable, and disrespectful court-adjudicated youth in Pennsylvania along with a sincere desire to help them change behaviors that will lead to becoming productive citizens.
This is a challenging career, but one where your positive actions can hugely impact the future of children who need it.
Apply today and take the first step in making a difference in the lives of others.


DESCRIPTION OF WORK

As a Youth Development Counselor, you actively engage with court-adjudicated youth requiring guidance, instruction, treatment, and specialized services in a secure or restricted setting.
You will provide guidance in social and emotional growth by role modeling values and ideals that elicit a genuine desire in court-adjudicated youth to change behaviors.


You develop, implement, and monitor individual treatment program plans to include individual, group, and family counseling sessions.
You also assess and counsel youth regarding their thought processes, actions, and personal problems to provide insight into responsible behaviors and attitudes.
In addition, you address crisis situations to maintain order by verbally and physically intervening with disruptive, emotionally improper, and suicidal youth; and use appropriate physical restraint techniques to prevent escapes, control aggressiveness, and maintain a safe, secure, or restricted environment.
Training for handling these situations is provided.


Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.


Work Schedule and Additional Information:


  • Full-time employment, 40-hour work week
  • Work hours are Shift work in a 24/7/365 operation, including holidays and weekends, 8-hour shifts, with no duty-free lunch.
    Work weeks are 5 days on and 2 days off normally consisting of:
    • 1st shift: 7 AM to 3 PM and
    • 3rd shift: 3 PM to 11 PM
    • May change based on operational needs.
  • The Department of Human Services provides excellent benefits, pay increases, paid leave and holidays, as well as opportunities for career advancement.
  • Travel: As needed
  • Overtime: As needed - voluntary and possible mandatory
  • Must be willing to accept employment at Southeast Youth Development Center and commute to this location in Montgomery County.
  • FREE PARKING
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email.
    Please check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:


  • Five years of experience as a Youth Development Aide; or
  • Four years of experience as a Youth Development Aide Supervisor; or
  • One year of experience in the care, custody, supervision, activities, leadership or personal guidance of delinquent, pre-delinquent or socially maladjusted youth in an organized program, and a bachelors degree in the behavioral sciences, special education, juvenile delinquency, or criminal justice; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training which included one year of experience in the care, custody, supervision, activities, leadership or personal guidance of delinquent, pre-delinquent or socially maladjusted youth in an organized program.

Other Requirements:
  • PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:
  • A conditional offer of employment will require a medical examination and a drug screening.
  • This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
    • Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.

How to Apply:
  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position.
    Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.
    e.
    , relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.
    Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date.
    Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:
  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.
    C.
    S.
    7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.
    To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.
    employment.
    pa.
    gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.
    aspx and click the Veterans Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.
    gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.


The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.
The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.
All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position.
    No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.


Learn more about our Total Rewards by watching this short video!

Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families.
Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.
*


Compensation & Financial Planning
We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.


Work/Life Balance
We know theres more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.
S.
holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.
*

Values and Culture
We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good.
As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.


Employee Perks
Sometimes, it is the little extras that make a big difference.
Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.


For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visit www.
employment.
pa.
gov and click on the benefits box.


  • Eligibility rules apply.

Position Details

POSTED:

Mar 12, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

92281 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1710392333-6e086531275adc8945ed872014f2e088

LOCATION:

Pennsylvania United States

CITY:

Montgomery County

Job Origin:

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THE POSITION

Would a career where you can make a positive impact on the lives of troubled youth feel rewarding? Are you patient and empathetic? The Department of Human Services, Southeast Youth Development Center is seeking dedicated counselors who can develop and implement effective individual treatment plans for court-adjudicated youth. Our Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services counselors are willing to intervene in crisis and controversial situations to prevent harmful behaviors while holding others, including yourself, accountable for actions. This position requires a willingness to work with a diverse population of some of the most difficult, vulnerable, and disrespectful court-adjudicated youth in Pennsylvania along with a sincere desire to help them change behaviors that will lead to becoming productive citizens. This is a challenging career, but one where your positive actions can hugely impact the future of children who need it. Apply today and take the first step in making a difference in the lives of others.


DESCRIPTION OF WORK

As a Youth Development Counselor, you actively engage with court-adjudicated youth requiring guidance, instruction, treatment, and specialized services in a secure or restricted setting. You will provide guidance in social and emotional growth by role modeling values and ideals that elicit a genuine desire in court-adjudicated youth to change behaviors.

You develop, implement, and monitor individual treatment program plans to include individual, group, and family counseling sessions. You also assess and counsel youth regarding their thought processes, actions, and personal problems to provide insight into responsible behaviors and attitudes. In addition, you address crisis situations to maintain order by verbally and physically intervening with disruptive, emotionally improper, and suicidal youth; and use appropriate physical restraint techniques to prevent escapes, control aggressiveness, and maintain a safe, secure, or restricted environment. Training for handling these situations is provided.

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the position description.

Work Schedule and Additional Information:


  • Full-time employment, 40-hour work week
  • Work hours are Shift work in a 24/7/365 operation, including holidays and weekends, 8-hour shifts, with no duty-free lunch. Work weeks are 5 days on and 2 days off normally consisting of:
    • 1st shift: 7 AM to 3 PM and
    • 3rd shift: 3 PM to 11 PM
    • May change based on operational needs.
  • The Department of Human Services provides excellent benefits, pay increases, paid leave and holidays, as well as opportunities for career advancement.
  • Travel: As needed
  • Overtime: As needed - voluntary and possible mandatory
  • Must be willing to accept employment at Southeast Youth Development Center and commute to this location in Montgomery County.
  • FREE PARKING
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Please check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY

QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:


  • Five years of experience as a Youth Development Aide; or
  • Four years of experience as a Youth Development Aide Supervisor; or
  • One year of experience in the care, custody, supervision, activities, leadership or personal guidance of delinquent, pre-delinquent or socially maladjusted youth in an organized program, and a bachelors degree in the behavioral sciences, special education, juvenile delinquency, or criminal justice; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training which included one year of experience in the care, custody, supervision, activities, leadership or personal guidance of delinquent, pre-delinquent or socially maladjusted youth in an organized program.

Other Requirements:
  • PA residency requirement is currently waived for this title.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:
  • A conditional offer of employment will require a medical examination and a drug screening.
  • This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
    • Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.

How to Apply:
  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing date. Late applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Veterans:
  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):
  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).

If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions.
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.


Learn more about our Total Rewards by watching this short video!

Health & Wellness

We offer multiple health plans so our employees can choose what works best for themselves and their families. Our comprehensive benefits package includes health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.*


Compensation & Financial Planning
We invest in our employees by providing competitive wages and encouraging financial wellness by offering multiple ways to save money and ensure peace of mind including multiple retirement and investment plan options.

Work/Life Balance
We know theres more to life than just work! Our generous paid leave benefits include paid vacation, paid sick leave, eight weeks of paid parental leave, military leave, and paid time off for most major U.S. holidays, as well as flexible work schedules and work-from-home opportunities.*

Values and Culture
We believe in the work we do and provide continual opportunities for our employees to grow and contribute to the greater good. As one of the largest employers in the state, we provide opportunities for internal mobility, professional development, and the opportunity to give back by participating in workplace charitable giving.

Employee Perks
Sometimes, it is the little extras that make a big difference. Our employees receive special employee-only discounts and rates on a variety of services and memberships.

For more information on all of these Total Rewards benefits, please visit www.employment.pa.gov and click on the benefits box.

  • Eligibility rules apply.

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