Youth Development Specialist

Supportive Concepts For Families Reading , PA 19601

Posted 4 weeks ago

Now hiring YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTS at Abraxas South Mountain Youth Center - starting pay is $20.00 per hour and offering a $2,000 sign-on bonus! In this role, you will help improve the lives of at-risk youth in our community.

This is an entry level position; seeking individuals to role model, teach and supervisor Adolescents in a structured residential environment.

In this role, you will regularly supervise and interact with clients, observe and address client behavior, and document services in client files. Comprehensive paid training provided to prepare new employees for success in our team-oriented environment.

Salary: $20.00 Hourly

Bonus (if applicable): $2,000

Shift:2:45pm-10:45pm, includes every weekend

Who We Are:

Abraxas Youth & Family Services is a national nonprofit human services provider dedicated to Building Better Futures for at-risk youth, adults, and families. Our diversified array of services includes alternative education, outpatient counseling, in-home services, shelter, detention, residential treatment and re-entry/transition services.

Since 1973, Abraxas team members have positively impacted the lives of those we serve and the communities in which they live.

Benefits & Perks:

We provide a competitive and comprehensive benefits program that offers the protection, peace of mind and flexibility designed to support you both at home and at work.

  • Medical & Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Basic Life & Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • 403(b) Savings Plan

  • Life Assistance Program (LAP)

  • Tuition Assistance Program

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) * Paid Holidays

  • Paid Training

  • Advancement Opportunities

In this role, you will:

As a Youth Development Specialist, you will supervise and interact with clients in a manner that ensures the clients safety and security.

Job Duties:

  • Interact with and supervise clients during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety and security.

  • Provide effective people security (e.g., headcounts, room checks, client movement).

  • Observe client behavior and intervenes appropriately.

  • Process intakes and screen clients according to program policy.

  • Facilitate and document various groups/meetings.

  • Administer medication or supervise self -administration of medication when necessary.

  • Know and implement emergency procedures (e.g. evacuation, CPR/first aid).

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

  • Demonstrate appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skill

Hiring Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Detention unit employees must have an Associate's degree or sixty (60) credit hours from an accredited college or university.

  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age

  • Driver's License

  • Physical exam that includes TB and drug testing.

  • Criminal clearances (State Police, FBI and State Child Abuse Clearances)

  • Satisfactory completion of background screening and applicable pre-employment checks, including but not limited to employment and/or personal reference and driving records.

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

Why Should You Consider Abraxas?

  • At Abraxas, we celebrate the richness of our diverse employees and the communities we serve. We are actively committed to building a culture of awareness and belonging, as we strive to ensure we are a welcoming, inclusive, and culturally competent organization.

  • As we work to make a difference in peoples lives, we are dedicated to respect, equity, and the engagement of those we serve and our employees.

  • As a provider of trauma-informed care, we firmly believe in recovery and that our clients can lead fulfilling and meaningful lives, and we consider it an honor and a privilege to assist them in their journey.

  • Whether youre looking to begin a rewarding career or youre a seasoned professional wanting a new challenge, we have a place for you and opportunities for development at all levels.

  • At Abraxas, everything we do centers around people. That is why we are committed to providing you with competitive pay and comprehensive benefit options that help make your life easier and healthier, with a focus on providing choice when it comes to physical, emotional and financial wellness. Our benefit options meet you where you are in your life and set you up for success both in and outside of work.

  • If you want to have a positive impact in the lives of others, come join us!

Equal Opportunity Employer

Abraxas Youth & Family Services, an affiliate of Apis Services Inc., offers a rewarding career for those passionate about making a difference in the lives of others. 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.

Apis Services, Inc. provides shared administrative services, including recruiting and onboarding new team members for over 30+ for profit and non-profit organizations across the USA so they can focus on their all-important missions. Apis Services Inc. is a progressive corporation with over 3500+ employees nationwide and growing.

Join Us in Building Better Futures!

Interested in joining our outstanding team? If you have any questions, you can contact us by email at

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