Youth Development Associate


  • Full Time
  • Washington County, UT
  • $17.15 – $27.21 an hour USD / Year
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: $17.15 – $27.21 an hour

State of Utah

Youth Development Associate / Specialist – Hurricane UT:

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.

Principal Duties:
Mentoring, oversee and work closely with high risk/violent youth offenders
Scheduling and provide supervision of individual and group activities
Writing court reports, parole summaries, treatment plans, and supervision standards
Assisting with teaching a variety of pro-social, academic and vocational skills
Implementing specialized treatment plans
Co-facilitating 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
Resolving potentially dangerous situations to ensure the safety of staff, clients or the public
Communicating information and ideas clearly and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
Speaking clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally

Our Team:
Employees within Juvenile Justice 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.

The State of Utah offers a total compensation package that consists of much more that your paycheck. We have multiple benefit options to choose from, as well as paid leave, employee discounts and more! Please click here to see the competitive benefits that begin on DAY ONE OF EMPLOYMENT!
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.
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.

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, juvenile probation/parole, or programs that work with at-risk or delinquent youths.

Non-qualifying work experience:
Volunteer work with youth, unpaid experience or work in the adult correctional field does not qualify for work experience. Law enforcement experience may only be considered if you were assigned to work as a juvenile crime officer, a school resource officer or a DARE officer.

Supplemental Information:
High risks in this job include physical intervention with clients in order to de-escalate hostile or volatile situations.