- Commonwealth of Massachusetts
- $45,565.00 -80,040.00/year*
Healthcare - Allied Health
40 Park St
DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH SERVICES YOUTH SERVICESGROUP WORKER III (SHIFT ADMINISTRATOR) The Department of Youth Services (DYS) is thejuvenile justice agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. We work withyoung people who are detained or committed and provide detention, custody,diagnosis, education and support to young people ages 7-21. Most of the youthserved are between the ages 14 and 18. The Department promotes positive changefor the youth committed to our care, and has been on the forefront ofde-institutionalization, in part, by providing adolescent-focusedrehabilitation to youth in residential treatment. YOUTHSERVICES GROUP WORKER III (SHIFT ADMINISTRATOR) for the Northeast RevocationProgram, 33 Gregory St. Middleton, MA 01949 Group Workers areour direct-care residential staff. The Group Worker s primary function is tosupervise residents, which includes physically escorting, monitoring and, attimes, restricting client movement in order to maintain a safe, secure andclean environment for the residential treatment and custody of youth. DYS GroupWorkers serve as positive role models and also participate in education,treatment and rehabilitation services for youth. The Youth ServicesGroup Worker III s primary duties include, but are not limited to the following: Ensure proper security, control and supervisionof shift. Superviseup to six (6) direct-report staff. Ensure all unit policies, rules and regulationsare followed. Offer advice, guidance and attention to youthwho struggle with emotional and behavioral issues. Providephysical interventions where appropriate and necessary in accordance withDepartmental policies to diffuse crisis situations and ensure safety andsecurity of youth and staff. Direct activitiesof staff and residents, plan activities, and coordinates resources. Attend training's in crisis intervention and re-certified in CPR (everyyear). Attend meetings and training as required. Take initiativeto create or improve current systems and procedures to help create an efficientworkplace. Acts as a liaison for communication of anyconcerns or problems from direct-reports up through chain of command. Follow up andfinish all tasks assigned by supervisor or administration. Other related duties as assigned. PreferredQualifications: Experience in youthwork, the major duties of which include residential care, treatment, counselingand/or rehabilitation of young people and/or adult offenders. One year ofsupervisory experience. Strong written andverbal communication skills. Working knowledgeof the principles of Positive Youth Development (PYD) and DialecticalBehavioral Therapy (DBT). Computer skills(i.e. Microsoft Word, Outlook, etc.) PreferredCompetencies: Adaptability; Flexibility; Conflict Management; DecisionMaking/Problem Solving and Initiative. Ability to establish rapport with peoplefrom various ethnic, cultural and/or economic backgrounds. In order to beconsidered for the position, applicants must: Hours to be Worked Shifts: Days Off: Northeast Revocation Program Pre-Offer Process: A criminalbackground check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required bythe regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Servicesprior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit andclick on \"Information for Job Applicants\". Education,licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the HumanResources Division s Hiring Guidelines Education andlicense/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) issubject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on theCommonwealth s website. For questions,please the contact the CYF Office of Human Resources at 1-800-###-#### andselect option #2. Qualifications First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Applicants must have at least (A) a high school diploma or equivalent and (B) at least two (2) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time professional experience in youth/adult justice work, the major duties of which included the secure residential care, treatment, counseling and/or rehabilitation of youth and/or adult offenders or in a law enforcement capacity, of which (C) at least one (1) year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (D) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Based on assignment, incumbents may be required to possess a current and valid motor vehicle driver s license at a class level specific to assignment. Upon hire, incumbents shall be required to complete and maintain a valid certification in crisis intervention, suicide prevention, Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and first aid. Substitutions An Associate s degree or higher with a major in Counseling, Criminal Justice, Human Psychology, Police Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required (B) experience. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
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