Youth Services Behavioral Specialist or Youth Counselor Technician
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**See eligibility for Sign-on Bonus below in the Supplemental and Contact Information section.
The positions are located in YDC's and JDC's - Statewide, NC.
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Interviews will be conducted on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 9am to 4pm at the
NCDPS/Juvenile Justice Central Office
3010 Hammond Business Pl
Raleigh, NC 27603
YOUTH SERVICES BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIST RECRUITMENT RANGE: $36,614 - $54,101
YOUTH COUNSELOR TECHNICIAN RECRUITMENT RANGE: $35,416 - $51,525
Candidates for these positions are eligible to receive a shift premium (10%) when assigned to either 2nd or 3rd shift.
Shift work is required for these positions. Weekend and holiday shifts required.
The State of North Carolina provides work/life balance, a team-oriented culture, opportunities for advancement, and interesting work. If you are looking to serve others, this is the place for you.
We offer benefit option packages that will enhance your quality of life, health, wellness, and future. See Employee Benefits listed below along with a competitive salary. Note-Teleworking is NOT an option for many DPS Jobs.
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Juvenile Detention Centers temporarily house youths alleged to have committed a delinquent act or to be a runaway. Youths are generally placed in a juvenile detention center while awaiting a court hearing, or until another placement can be found, either in a community-based program or service or in a youth development center.
The Juvenile Justice Section is committed to the reduction and prevention of juvenile delinquency by intervening, educating and treating youth in order to strengthen families and increase public safety. Click here to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Juvenile Justice Overview. If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of North Carolina's youth, we would welcome you to be part of the team.
Youth Services Behavioral Specialist:
Daily responsibilities to include but not limited to duties such as: housekeeping, physical and mechanical restraint of juveniles, medication administration and recreational activities.
This position provides supervision, care, counseling, safety and support to youth who are in the physical custody of the Division. Implements individual and group treatment plans to effect behavioral changes required for youthful offender rehabilitation while providing security, controlling and maintaining custody and safeguarding juveniles from each other. Documents all events that occur on the shift. Documentation includes, but is not limited to, shift logs, reports, incident reports, inspections and progress notes which are entered into a web based application. Documentation must be completed prior to the end of shift. The juveniles that the position works with present complex, co-occurring disorders requiring high levels of clinical skills and cognitive and behavioral interventions.
Work is subject to close personal and physical contact with multiple juveniles and decisions made impact the protection of state property, the physical safety of the juveniles, staff and the employee.
Youth Counselor Technician:
Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to, duties such as: housekeeping, physical and mechanical restraint of juveniles, medication administration and recreational activities.
Positions directly monitor and supervise juveniles in both Youth Development Centers and Youth Detention Centers. Juveniles are supervised while housed, at school, and all daily activities. The work is subject to close personal and physical contact with juveniles. Safety and security duties include: maintaining a secure environment, routinely monitoring and observing juveniles, maintaining compliance with cleanliness and sanitation standards. Positions provide feedback to the treatment team on juveniles. Daily records are completed to include: documenting safety violations and security breaches, activity briefing for shift personnel, crisis intervention events, behavioral problems/issues, and youth progress updates.
Note to Current State Employees:
Please see above for grade information. State employees are encouraged to apply for positions of interest even if the salary grade is the same as, or lower than, their current position. If selected for this position, a new salary will be recalculated taking into consideration the quantity of relevant education and experience, funding availability, and internal equity. Based upon these factors, a pay increase MAY result.
Click here for State Benefits.
About Juvenile Justice:
The Juvenile Justice Section is committed to the reduction and prevention of juvenile delinquency by effectively intervening, educating and treating youth in order to strengthen families and increase public safety. Click here to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Juvenile Justice Overview. If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of North Carolina's youth, we would welcome you to be part of the team.
About the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NC DPS):
NC DPS is the largest state agency with more than 26,000 employees. It is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection and preparation. We have a mission that matters!
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review resumes in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click these links for additional information: Introduction to the Job Application and Addressing Knowledge, Skills and Abilities. (Note: These links were created for applicants of Dept. of Public Safety jobs and may not reflect the policies or procedures of other State agencies.)
Youth Services Behavioral Specialist:
- Documented experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all levels of staff.
- Documented experience organizing and preparing accurate records, charts, and reports and analyzing such information.
- Documented experience communicating effectively in oral and written form.
- If properly trained, must be physically capable of applying the proper methods and procedures to physically restrain juveniles and defend self.
Youth Counselor Technician:
- Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish rapport and successfully interact with a variety of individuals.
- Possess visual acuity, alertness and awareness of surrounding activities.
- Ability to apply the proper methods and procedures to physically restrain juveniles and defend self if properly trained.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:Youth Services Behavioral Specialist:
Bachelor's degree in a related human services field, such as Criminal Justice, Sociology, Education, Religion or similar subjects shall include 25 semester hours of coursework related to the human services field
Bachelor's degree in human services field, criminal justice or related human services field from an appropriately accredited institution
an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Youth Counselor Technician:
Associate's degree in a human services field, criminal justice or related human services field from an appropriately accredited institution
High school or General Educational Development diploma and two years of related human services experience;
an equivalent combination of education and experience.
**We are accepting applications for Spring 2023 Graduates**
Applicants with a Human Service degree such as Divinity, Education, Health Education, Religion, Political Science, Social Science, Sociology, Special Education, Therapeutic Education, or similar subjects must attach a copy of his/her college transcript for evaluation.
Necessary Special Qualification:
Applicants for positions designated as Juvenile Justice Officers are subject to and must meet the hiring and training standards established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, as defined in Title 12, Chapter 9 of the NC Administrative Code, by the statutory authority of GS 17C.
Selected applicant must attend and successfully complete and pass the Juvenile Justice Officer Basic Training certification program. The certification requires four weeks to complete and is comprised of classroom and physically demanding training. This training is carried out at regional training centers and requires consecutive overnight stays. In addition the selected candidate must:
·Have or be able to obtain required documentation for certification as a Juvenile Justice Officer (i.e. a diploma).
·Pass a Criminal Background check
·Pass a Drug Screening test
·Pass a Psychological test
·Pass a Sexual Risk Screening test
·Pass a Physical
·Be a US citizen
·Be at least 20 years of age
·Have a valid driver's license
-If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, click here for specific certification requirements.
Supplemental and Contact Information:The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws and Executive Orders. We are committed to reviewing requests for reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process or while on the job.
DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.
- Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD-214 Member-4 Form (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to their applications.
- The NC Department of Public Safety must adhere to the US Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape." Click this link for information on hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the NC Department of Public Safety: PREA Hiring and Promotion Prohibitions.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. To check the status of your application, please log in to your account and click "Application Status." If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by management. If you are no longer under consideration, you will receive an email notification.
-Online applications are only accepted through https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina
-To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application. Embedded or Attached resumes ARE NOT accepted as a substitution for completed application.
-Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.
-During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.
-Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
-If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to http://www.ncdoj.gov/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Criminal-Justice-Education-and-Training-Standards/Officer-Certified-Programs.aspx for specific certification requirements.
Eligibility for Sign-On Bonus:
- The employee will receive a sign-on bonus of $3,000.00 provided the employee meets the eligibility requirements of the DPS Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Sign-On Bonus Program policy (is in a probationary, permanent, or time-limited position, must not have worked as a probationary, permanent, or time-limited employee in the last 12 months as an employee subject to the State Human Resources Act and is employed in a permanent full-time or permanent part-time position, working at least 20 hours per week). Bonuses for eligible employees working in part-time positions will be prorated based on hours worked.
- Transfers from another State Agency not eligible for a Sign-On Bonus will be eligible for a Retention Bonus when the candidate meet Basic Training requirements.
- The employee will be paid one half of the sign-on bonus in the first paycheck following the start date and will receive the final sign-on bonus installment in the 12th paycheck.
Not Eligible for Final Installment:
- The employee’s overall performance rating at any time is not at a minimum of “Meets Expectations” or the employee has documented disciplinary actions for misconduct or performance.
- The employee subsequently transfers to another agency before the completion of the defined consecutive months; or
- The employee’s employment terminates before the defined months of consecutive service.
- A candidate or employee shall receive only one Bonus (Sign-On or Retention) if promoting from a Youth Counselor Technician to a Youth Services Behavioral Specialist or if Reassigning from a Youth Services Behavioral Specialist to a Youth Counselor Technician.
- Availability of Funds: The approval of all personnel actions, including any bonus action, is subject to the availability of funds. No action can be implemented that would exceed the funds available.
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