Youth Services Worker

Full Time State of Missouri in Services
  • Mount Vernon, MO, USA View on Map
  • Post Date: April 13, 2021
  • Salary: $31,188.00 - $33,277.00 / Annual
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Job Detail

  • Job Function Others
  • Qualifications GED
  • Experience Level Entry Level

Job Description

Why you’ll love this position:

With the Division of Youth Services, you will be able to help youth prosper in today’s society. We create a therapeutic and educational environment for our youth to learn and grow into our leaders of tomorrow. If you’re interested in an entertaining, yet dedicated environment; this is the occupation for you! Join us and help make the difference for our youth today.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide Awareness Supervision to youth, with responsibility for their personal conduct, care, and therapy.
  • Ensure Safety
  • Monitor activity, behavior, and movement of youth both within a residential setting or while escorting youth off grounds
  • Performing physical counts.
  • Maintain security, including intervention and/or participate fully in physical restraints of youth during emergencies or altercations to prevent escapes and gain physical control of youth
  • Implement group and individual treatment plans.
  • Role-model appropriate behaviors.
  • Prepare reports regarding each client’s adjustment and progress.
  • Dispense medications to youth.
  • Transport and escort youth in everyday and emergency situations.
  • Work on shifts during the evening, overnight, or daytime hours as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Employees may also assist in the educational program

Awareness Supervision is defined as the ability to see, be seen by, and to hear and be heard by youth at all times in order to be capable of swift, appropriate response.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Sixty or more earned credit hours from an accredited college or university with a minimum of six earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work. OR 2-4 years of relevant experience. (Substitutions may be allowed.)
  • A valid driver’s license.

(Earned credit hours from an accredited college or university may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of three years of the required experience at a rate of 30 earned credit hours for one year.)

Knowledge, skills & abilities:

Knowledge of individual and group behavior. Knowledge of child development and the role of the family. Knowledge of the causes of juvenile delinquency and current methods of youth treatment. Ability to work with youth and family members. Ability to foster the cooperation of youth in the treatment process. Ability to physically respond appropriately to work situations or emergencies. Ability to learn verbal and physical crisis intervention/de-escalation techniques and emergency treatment procedures. Ability to transport youth and travel as necessary.
If you experience an accessibility issue while applying at mocareers.mo.gov, please contact courtney.a.hall@dss.mo.gov or call 573-526-0416. If you have questions about this position please contact: hrc@dss.mo.gov.

The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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