YOUTH VOCATIONAL COACH in Cañon City, CO at The Geo Group

Date Posted: 5/3/2018

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Job Description


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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.


Qualified Candidates are eligible for a

 $3,000.00 SIGN ON BONUS *


This position oversees the overall development, organization, implementation, and operation of the agency’s youth vocational program.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in developing career, technical education and work experience programs for youth in conjunction with the agency’s maintenance supervisor, school, and management team.
  • Develops and maintains healthy, productive working relationships with local agencies and business owners.​
  • Develops and manages planning, oversight and supervision of youth in the Transition/Vocation program.
  • Initiates, guides, and ensures communication and coordination between the school, Transition/Vocation program, and clinical and business staff within the agency to ensure youth needs are integrated with the treatment and educational processes.
  • Initiates, guides, and ensures communication and coordination between the schools, licensing agencies, and funding sources.
  • Coordinates, implements, and oversees career and technical education and work experiences.
  • Ensures effective oversight and supervision of youth in the conduct of work programming.
  • Ensures compliance with all work rules and labor laws for agency youth.
  • Collects and reports data on the agency’s youth work program for student job portfolios and court reports.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to support the operation of the youth work program and community.
  • Develops and implements educational programs and groups to educate youth and staff regarding the purpose and policies of the youth work program.
  • Works closely with clinical supervisors, caseworkers, and the agency business manager to ensure that all youth involved in work program fulfill expectations.




Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements: 

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
  • High School Diploma or GED with a minimum of (2) two years of related experience; Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • 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.