Job Description

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TECH-10 HRS

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming. We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.
 
Summary:
This entry level position monitors clients during the overnight shift in a manner that ensures their safety and security. In addition, this position assists in the management of the morning wake-up routine by directing clients in a manner that promotes their growth and development.
 
Essential Functions:
  • Interacts and supervises clients in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Conducts and documents head count/bed checks in accordance with facility standards.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Supervises morning routine on the unit; provides guidance during morning hygiene, cleaning activities, and group meetings.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Escorts clients between locations within the facility such as the medical office, bathroom, or group room.
  • Conducts outside building security checks.
  • Implements and supports the company's mission and philosophy; follows the company's policies regarding professional expectations, code of conduct, and other practices and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
  • Reviews client files for proper documentation, when necessary.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency situations such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

Job Requirements

The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee's state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department. 
  • High School Diploma or GED. (Detention unit employees shall have an
  • Associate's degree or sixty (60) credit hours from an accredited college or
  • university.)

Other Qualifications:

  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age. 

Equal Opportunity Employer