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Youth Guidance Specialist

Recruitment #120321-Z51A-09

Introduction

Applicants may apply directly with the hiring agency for non-competitive positions.

These positions are located at the Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center in Manitou.

BASIC PURPOSE

Positions in this job family are involved in providing direct care and supervision to youthful offenders in a state operated facility of the juvenile justice system.  This will include providing paraprofessional guidance and counseling to clients, interventions to control aggressive behaviors, documentation of behaviors and activities, and maintaining a presence at the facility in order to monitor and moderate client behavior and activity.

LEVEL DESCRIPTORS

The Youth Guidance Specialist job family has four levels, which are distinguished by the complexity of assignments, the level of expertise required to perform the duties assigned, and the responsibility assigned for providing leadership to others.

Level I:    
This is the entry level of the job family where employees are responsible for performing routine entry level duties in a training status to build their skills in providing resident supervision and in managing, observing and recording behavior of residents.  In this role they will attend orientation and training to learn policy, practices and procedures utilized in the residential and community service treatment programs of the juvenile justice system.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Level I:    
Education & Experience requirements at this level consist of eligible applicants must be at least 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or its equivalent (10 O.S. Section 401 et seq.).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Some positions may require possession of a valid Oklahoma Driver's License at the time of employment.

Applicants must be willing and able to perform all job-related travel.

Applicants must be willing and able to work overtime and to work on shifts.

Duties require employees to stand and walk for prolonged periods and to have the ability to physically restrain residents using approved restraint techniques.

Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Employees must pass all training requirements for sole supervision of residents, i.e. first aid certification, CPR and restraint training.

Selection Plan

Scores based on:  Non-competitive 

***NOTE:  Names of eligible applicants can be made available to State agencies upon their request, immediately following the closing date and time.


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