State of Utah
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Youth Development Associate/Youth Development Specialist – Vernal
We are looking for a motivated candidate who has the ability to engage our youth, in a positive way. If you have the passion & drive to make a difference in a young individual’s life, apply today!
You will provide security, supervision and control of youth with complex behavioral problems and provide directions to ensure that adequate standards of conduct, health, safety, housekeeping and recreation are maintained.
Employees within Juvenile Justice and Youth Services have an opportunity to see the impacts that their hard work and dedication does for the well-being of today’s youth. It is imperative that our employees provide support and guidance to troubled youth while they are transitioning into adulthood. Together, we can help to improve the lives and welfare of troubled youth.
Our team works with at-risk and delinquent youth in a professional team environment to supervise, teach pro-social skills, and attain positive behavioral outcomes. The work assignment may be in a community setting, in a residential shelter or treatment setting, or in a secure youth correctional facility. The work is dynamic, challenging and rewarding as youth mature and change due to the interventions provided by Counselors.
The Department of Health and Human Services is dedicated to providing care for individuals and families in Utah. Utah Division of Juvenile Justice and Youth Services (JJYS) provides a continuum of intervention, supervision and rehabilitation programs to youth offenders while assuring public safety. For more information on Juvenile Justice and Youth Services with the Department of Health and Human Services, please click here !
The State of Utah offers a total compensation package that consists of much more than your paycheck. Some of the generous benefits that the State of Utah provides are: 3 medical plans, 3 dental plans, 4 vision plans, 401K match, 104 hours of annual leave, 104 hours of sick leave, 12 paid holidays, free counseling & wellness benefits and much more.
Please click on the link to see the competitive benefits that begin on DAY ONE OF EMPLOYMENT!
Principal DutiesMentor, oversee and work closely with high risk/violent youth offenders
Schedule and provide supervision of individual and group activities
Writes court reports, parole summaries, treatment plans, and supervision standards
Assist with teaching a variety of pro-social, academic and vocational skills
Implement specialized treatment plans
Co-facilitate individual, family or group sessions with a Licensed Mental Health Practitioner
Pass the Integrated Crisis Response (ICR) intervention program within 90 days of employment. Provide crisis intervention when necessary
Resolve potentially dangerous situations to ensure the safety of staff, clients or the public
Communicate information and ideas clearly and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
Speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
This recruitment may also be used over a six-month time period to fill any vacancies this department has for Youth Development Associate and/or Youth Development Specialists located in Vernal, Utah.
This recruitment will be filled as a Youth Development Associate and/or Youth Development Specialist depending on your qualifications:
The Ideal Youth Development Associate has:
Two years of paid working experience with troubled or at-risk youth, two years of full-time education or a combination of education and experience to equal two years. Youth Development Associate: $16.92 – $25.91 – Typically starts at $16.92 per hour.
The Ideal Youth Development Specialist has:
Four years of paid working experience with troubled or at-risk youth, four years of full-time education or a combination of education and experience to equal four years. Youth Development Specialist : $20.74 – $28.88 – Typically starts at $20.74 per hour.
May be given to candidates who are 21 years of age or older
May be given to candidates who have a high school diploma or GED
Qualifying work experience: Paid work at any JJYS facility, Utah State Hospital, Utah State Developmental Center, private residential youth programs, alternative schools (working with at-risk or delinquent youths), juvenile probation/parole, Law enforcement, Correctional Officer, or programs that work with at-risk or delinquent youths.
Non-qualifying work experience: Volunteer work with youth, unpaid experience.
Supplemental InformationHigh risks in this job include physical intervention with clients in order to de-escalate hostile or volatile situations.
Only applicants invited to interview will be contacted.
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