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INTERVENTION SPEC I in Harrisburg,PA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/30/2020

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Compensation Base: $14-$15 per hour

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families. We offer a wide array of services to include life skills, mental health services, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, drug and alcohol treatment, case management services, recreational activities as well as vocational and educational services. Abraxas is a great place to start your career whether you have a high school diploma or GED, military experience, some college, or a bachelor or advanced degree.  If you are interested in counseling, juvenile justice, psychology, social work, teaching or just want to make a difference, we have a career path for you. Help change lives at Abraxas Youth and Family Services.



The position provides direct service work providing a full range of therapeutic services directed toward the care and rehabilitation of clients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs one on one or small group instruction with clients in a classroom setting
  • Responsible for the daily transportation of students, following all company policies regarding vehicle use and safety
  • Participates with and supervises clients in daily programmatic activities.
  • Maintains an active caseload of 12-15 juvenile clients
  • Follows policies and procedures of the program/facility.
  • Provides leadership and serves as a role model to clients in the performance of academic and clinical activities.
  • Provides for physical safety and care of clients who are under supervision.
  • Reports significant changes in the behavior, attitude, or physical condition of clients to higher-level staff members
  • Completes behavioral reports as per policy
  • Interacts with educational staff, referring workers, and families to ensure overall treatment and educational goals are accomplished.
  • Participates in conferences regarding client behavior and academic progress.
  • Complies with program/facility safety systems and building security.
  • Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices.
  • 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:
    • Associate’s degree in related field and no experience; OR
    • A minimum of sixty (60) college credits from a regionally accredited college and one (1) year experience.
  • 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.


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