Description of Work
This is a REPOSTED vacancy announcement.
Previous applicants are still under consideration and DO NOT NEED TO RE-APPLY.
Salary Grade: GN05
Recruitment Range: $31,200-$33,007
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the largest state agency with 26,000 employees, is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection, and preparation.
If you are looking for a rewarding career, please consider the Youth Program Educational Assistant I opportunity with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
This is full time position (40 hours per week) with state benefits including retirement, health insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.
This position is located at Tarheel Challenge Academy (TCA) in Salemburg, NC and works collaboratively to assure a safe environment for 16-18 year olds who are attending the Tarheel Challenge Program. This position functions as a mentor, advisor, counselor and teacher while communicating the program standards and expectations to the Cadets.
Employees identify factors that could lead to inappropriate behaviors and make corrections immediately. This position has the most interaction with the Cadets and serves as the first line supervisor responsible for all aspects of Academy life. Employees are responsible for documenting occurrences during shift and brief follow on shifts concerning any problems or issues.
This position initiates counseling statements/incident reports when needed to document inappropriate behavior. NOTE: This position is for the 2nd Shift
Necessary Requirement: Selected candidate will be required to complete the following training provided by TCA:
Basic and Cadre Courses; CPR (recertify every two years); Non-Violent Interaction Training; Gang Awareness; Hands Off Policy Training. Obtain CDL license w/passenger endorsement as required to drive a bus to transport Cadets
Per 5 CFR 731, upon appointment, applicant must be able to obtain a favorable suitability and fitness determination from a Tier 1 background investigation conducted by the Office of Personnel Management. Failure to obtain a favorable determination may result in termination of employment.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information omitted from the application form, listed under the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit.
Qualified applicants must possess and application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:
Knowledge and experience with teaching, coaching, and mentoring 16-18-year-old at-risk youth.
Basic knowledge of adolescent psychiatric and developmental disorders, intervention models used in behavior intervention programs, medication classes and their side effects.
Knowledge of appropriate protocols for medication administration.
Knowledge of skills needed to observe, collect and assess at-risk youth behaviors without losing professional composure, patience or bearing. Some of those at risk behaviors may include: failing to follow instructions, altercations with other youth, and disrespecting adult leaders and/or peers.
Demonstrated experience in organizing and leading groups for training and service projects.
Management Preference will be given to applicants who have previous military or law enforcement experience. Please note while Nurse Aide l or ll certification is preferred, it is not a requirement in order to qualify for the Youth Program/Educational Assistant position. Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Associate's Degree in human services or related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or
High school or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and two years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Special Qualifications
As required by facility, CPR certification and listing as a Nurse Aide I or Nurse Aide II by the NC Division of Health Service Regulation required prior to providing direct patient care.
Supplemental and Contact Information
The North Carolina Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.
Online applications are only accepted through http://www.oshr.nc.gov/jobs/
To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application.
The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities AND the Minimum Education and Experience are REQUIRED in order to be considered qualified for the position. Therefore, you MUST provide supporting information within the body of the application that clearly demonstrates your possession of the KSA's and the Education/Experience requirements. DPS will NOT accept "see attached resume" in lieu of education and work experience completed on the application.
Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Applicants seeking Veteran's Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.
During the online application process, if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process. If applying for a position certified through the North Carolina Department of Justice-Criminal Justice Standards Division, refer to http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/831a884b-7b81-42bf-aa64-6d725bbbd49e/Criminal-Justice-Education-and-Training-Standards.aspx for specific certification requirements.
The N.C. Department of Public Safety must adhere to the United States Department of Justice Final Rule on the "National Standards to Prevent, Detect, and Respond to Prison Rape" under the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards at 28 C.F.R.
Part 115 Docket No. OAG-131 RIN 1105-AB34. Refer to http://www.ncdps.gov/document/prea-hiring-and-promotion-prohibitions for hiring and promotion prohibition requirements for all positions in the N. C. Department of Public Safety.
Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information regarding the status of your application over the phone. You can check the status of the application by logging into your account at www.oshr.nc.gov and clicking "Application Status."
For technical assistance with completing the application please contact our applicant customer support line at 855-524-5627. If there are any questions specific to this posting, please contact DPS Human Resources at 919-716-3800.
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