Compensation Base:?$15.00/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 bachelors 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.

Summary: ?

This position serves as a team leader of Youth Development Technicians and Specialists. Implements the activities which support the daily schedule and coordinates client activities.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in monitoring various processes on the unit, supervises and interacts with clients, observes and addresses client behavior, and documents services in client files.

  • Interacts with and supervises clients 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 client movement.

  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.

  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency procedures such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.

  • Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.

  • Facilitates and documents various groups or meetings.

  • Ensures the unit has adequate supplies including hygiene products and cleaning supplies.

  • Administers medication or supervises self administration of medication when necessary.

  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.

  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.

  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • None


Minimum Requirements:?

  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

    • High school diploma or GED and minimum of six months related experience

    • Associate?s degree or Bachelor?s degree in related field, preferred

    • Detention unit employees shall have an Associate?s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university

    • Demonstrated leadership experience 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.

  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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