Experiential Education Youth Development Team Leader in South Mountain, PA at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 8/31/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Compensation Base: $14.00 per hour

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): Up to $3,000 for qualifying college graduates


Equal Opportunity Employer.


This position offers a great opportunity to work directly with youth while performing outdoor activities and experiential programming. You will work with a group of individuals who are motivated to challenge youth in a variety of ways. If you have an interest or experience in hiking, canoeing or challenge course facilitation, this is a position for you. You will work in a direct care position in the facility and outdoors teaching youth how to challenge themselves and how to work as a team. Many of our senior leaders at our programs facilitated experiential programming when they first were employed at Abraxas. A degree is not required.

The Youth Development Team Leader implements the activities which support the daily schedule. The Youth Development Team Leader assists in monitoring various processes on the unit, supervises and interacts with clients, observes and addresses client behavior, and documents services in client files.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Implements the daily activity schedule and coordinates client activities.
  • Interacts with and supervises clients during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Provides effective people security (e.g., headcounts, room checks, client movement).
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.
  • Facilitates and documents various groups/meetings.
  • Ensures the unit has adequate supplies (e.g., hygiene products, cleaning supplies).
  • Administers medication or supervises self administration of medication when necessary.
  • Knows and implements emergency procedures (e.g., evacuation, CPR/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

Minimum Requirements

The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

  • High school diploma or GED; prior work experience with children preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.