Youth Development Specialist

Job Description
Compensation Base: 11.00
Compensation Bonus (if applicable):
Equal Opportunity Employer.
$2,000 Sign On Bonus
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.
A Youth Development Specialist implements the activities which support the daily schedule. The Youth Development Specialist supervises and interacts with clients, observes and addresses client behavior, and documents services in client files.
Afternoon Shift - 3:00PM to 11:00PM
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Interacts with and supervises clients during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
Provides effective people security (e.g., headcounts, room checks, client movement).
Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.
Facilitates and documents various groups/meetings.
Administers medication or supervises self administration of medication when necessary.
Knows and implements emergency procedures (e.g. evacuation, CPR/first aid).
Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Job Requirements
Minimum Requirements
The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
High School Diploma or GED.
Other Qualifications:
At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
Criminal clearances (specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
Valid driver's license from employee's state of residence.
$2,000 Sign On Bonus
Current GEO employees and re-hires are not eligible for sign on bonus

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