Youth Development Specialist in Columbia, SC at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 2/7/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Columbia, SC
  • Job Type:
    Other
  • Experience:
    Entry level
  • Date Posted:
    2/7/2018

Job Description

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Camp Aspen is a community-based residential program that provides services to juvenile offenders that have been identified as needing substance abuse education and services. Camp Aspen has a capacity for 30 boys ages 12-19 that are referred from the South Carolina Department of Justice. 



Summary

This position implements the activities which support the daily schedule of the facility. In addition, the position observes and addresses student behavior and documents services in student files.

 



Essential Functions:

  • Interacts with and supervises students during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Provides effective facility security including conducting headcounts, room checks and observing student movement.
  • Observes student behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Operates company vehicles according to state and federal laws in order to transport students to and from the facility for business related appointments according to assigned schedule.
  • Facilitates and documents various groups or meetings.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to student information.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly in emergency situations (e.g. evacuations, CPR, first aid).
  • Attends in-service trainings and completes annual training requirements and certifications.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of crisis intervention techniques and skills.

 

Job Requirements



Requirements

  • The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
    • High School Diploma or GED; Prior experience in the juvenile justice field or residential treatment preferred.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
    • Criminal Background checks (Federal, State, Sex Offender, and Child Abuse registry).
    • Pre-employment physical exam and drug screen.
    • Valid driver's license from employee’s State of residence.
 
 

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