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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST in South Mountain, PA at The GEO Group, Inc.

Date Posted: 9/15/2021

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Job Description

Facility: LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Compensation Base: $17.00 per hour

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): $2,000 Sign On Bonus

 

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Exciting New Starting Wages

$2,000 SIGN ON BONUS

*An additional $3.00 per hour for qualified bilingual candidates*

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. 



Summary

The primary function of the Youth Development Specialist is to supervise clients during the sleeping hours in a manner that ensures their safety and security.  In addition, Youth Development Specialists assist in the management of the morning wake-up routine by educating, guiding and directing clients in a manner that promotes their growth and development.



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interacts meaningfully with clients.
  • Completes security calls to night supervisor.
  • Maintains regular communication with co-worker(s).
  • Supervises morning routine; observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Ensures client location.
  • Conducts and documents random/unpredictable head counts/bed checks (minimum of once every twelve minutes) and utilizes the Guard 1 system.
  • Conducts outside building security checks.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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