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Youth Development Specialist in Columbia, SC at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 12/11/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Facility: Camp Aspen

Compensation Base: $10-10.50/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, criminal or 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.



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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