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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT OPS LEADER (HIBITUAL OFFENDER UNIT)

Facility: ABRAXAS ACADEMY

Compensation Base: $16.50/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 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.

Summary:

This position mentors Youth Development Team Leaders, assists in monitoring various processes on multiple units, supervises and interacts with clients, observes and addresses client behavior, and documents services in client files.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees the implementation of activities which support the daily schedule on one or more units at the facility.
  • Ensures standard operating procedures, program policy and procedures, and the client interventions process are implemented appropriately.
  • Provides effective on-the-job training to the Youth Development Team Leaders.
  • 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 observing client movement.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.
  • Facilitates and documents various groups or meetings; monitors the documentation process to ensure all services are documented as necessary each shift.
  • Ensures the unit has adequate supplies including hygiene products and cleaning supplies.
  • Administers medication or supervises self administration of medication when necessary; ensures process is completed per policy in the absence of medical staff.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Implements and supports the company’s mission and philosophy; follows the company’s policies on professional expectations, code of conduct, and other practices and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency procedures such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of client intervention skills and Safe Crisis Management (SCM) techniques; monitors client interventions and provides guidance to other employees as necessary.

Non-Essential Functions:

  • None



Minimum Requirements:
  • The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:
    • High school diploma or GED and minimum of two years related experience; OR
    • Associate’s degree/Bachelor’s degree preferred. (Detention unit employees shall have an Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.)
    • Demonstrated leadership experience required. Six months experience as a Youth Development Team Leader 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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