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Youth Service Specialist II - Lookout Mountain

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State Of Colorado Denver , CO 80208

Posted 3 months ago

Department Information

This position is open only to Colorado state residents.

Physical Job location:

Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center
2901 Ford St.

Golden, CO 80401

Email Address:

All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail. Please include your current e-mail address on your application and set up your e-mail to accept messages from 'state.co.us' addresses. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the e-mail address listed on your application is current and checked frequently.

About the Division of Youth Services:

The Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides a continuum of residential and non-residential services that encompass juvenile detention, assessment, commitment and parole. DYS is the agency statutorily mandated to provide for the care and supervision of youth committed by the District Court to the custody of the Colorado Department of Human Services. The Division operates ten secure facilities that serve youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed. For pre-adjudicated youth, the Division is also responsible for the management and oversight of Senate Bill 91-94; a State-funded, locally administered program that provides services to youth at risk of further progressing into the juvenile justice system. In addition to residential programming, the Division administers juvenile parole services throughout the State.

Division of Youth Services Vision: Achieving youth success and safer Colorado communities.

Division of Youth Services Mission: It is the mission of the Division of Youth Services to protect, restore and improve public safety utilizing a continuum of care that provides effective supervision, promotes accountability to victims and communities, and helps youth lead constructive lives through positive development.

We invite you to explore the DYS website and learn about the services provided to youth, families, and local communities in the State of Colorado at: www.colorado.gov/cdhs/dys

  • Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to http://www.tgslc.org/borrowers/public-service/

Description of Job

The Division of Youth Services has supervisory positions in various areas throughout each facility. The overall scope and nature of the work consists of providing oversight and supervision of YSS' (Youth Services Specialist). This oversight includes personnel supervision, crisis management oversight, and therapeutic direction to staff, as well as quality assurance functions within the specific program, administration designee and role modeling, and support to direct and indirect staff.

Overall Function of the Work Unit

The overall function of the work unit is to enforce established rules and procedures to control the movement in the unit and behavior of youth within the care of the facility. Supervision is documented based on the observation of behaviors and incidents that occur throughout the day. The daily programming, living, and leisure activities are organized and carried out by this position. Occasionally, the intervention of volatile situations is required. Duties also include behavior-based care and treatment.

Lead Worker Duties

  • Ensure YSS I accountability for quality and quantity of work, take corrective measures, and provide coaching, mentoring, and training to YSS I's

  • Documentation of anecdotal performance notes as well as providing input for quarterly, mid-year and closeout evaluations

  • Ensure staff compliance with the facility and DYS policies, procedures, and operational practices

  • Provide information and instruction in one-to-one crisis intervention counseling for the facility and to youth to avert crisis, including suicide management (documentation and review)

  • Conduct and document safety, fire, and health inspections

  • Review all logs, shift reports, daily observations, rosters, court paperwork for quality documentation for DYS standards and facility procedures

  • Ensure all room checks, medication administration, recreation, room restrictions, and discipline programs are maintained as required by the facility standards and procedures

  • Assist YSS III with timekeeping coordination and KRONOS editing

  • Facilitate team meetings in collaboration with YSS III

  • Ensure that youth grievance policy and procedure are followed. Review of grievances to include investigation, follow up and appropriate action

Shift Supervision

  • Manages the adherence to daily structured programming and leisure activities

  • Review and make changes in work schedule and duty assignments for YSS I's to ensure adequate coverage for facility programs and facility safety and security

  • Document observations and critical incidents that occur in living units using TRAILS

  • Monitor movement and behavior of youth

  • Direct and respond to crises

  • Monitor use of mechanical restraints, per DYS policy

  • Assist with or assign staff to complete internal and/or external youth transports

  • Recommend if a living unit should be locked down per DYS Policy/Facility Implementing Procedure

  • Oversee the cleanup of living units, daily hygiene routine, and laundry needs

  • Ensure compliance for youth with special needs and on special management programs

  • Ensure adherence to programming

  • Participate in facility debriefings of critical incidents when required

  • Conduct shift briefings

  • Facilitates debrief meetings following physical management incidents and ensures medical staff notification

Direct Care

  • Assess and document youth for suicidal, medical, escape risk, special needs, and room restrictions

  • Perform restraints, room searches, and perimeter checks

  • Escort or transport youth to appointments and activities

  • Provide orientation to youth about the facility rules and routines

  • Use appropriate physical force when necessary in compliance with PSI (Protective Supports and Interventions)

  • Administer medications to youth

  • Manage mental health and behavior needs

  • Follow programming/daily schedule

  • Provides on-site direction in ensuring appropriate school supervision, in conjunction with the YSS III

  • Participate in treatment meetings as necessary, as well as facilitate treatment groups as assigned

  • Providing individual mentoring to youth on assigned caseload

Additional Duties May Include:

  • Completion of yearly mandatory training requirements

  • Participation on committees in the facility and throughout YSS.

  • Functions as the training Coordinator for the facility. Train staff in DYS Policy and Facility Procedures. Set up the training schedule and enter staff training hours into TRAILS.

  • Functions as the Volunteer Coordinator for the facility. Train volunteers in Policy and Procedure. Set up a volunteer schedule and act as a liaison between the volunteers and the facility.

  • Functions as the Recreation Coordinator for the facility. Develop and implement the recreation schedule for the youth. Oversee the recreation inventory.

  • Ensures adherence with Trust Fund policies and procedures, guidelines and regulations to include proper spending and accounting of pod allotment funds.

  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

  • PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT AND FOLLOW ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO COMPLETING THE APPLICATION. YOU MUST PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION TO BE GIVEN CREDIT FOR IT. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS ON TIMELINES TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION - ALL DOCUMENTS MUST BE UPLOADED AND ALL TRANSCRIPTS MUST HAVE SCHOOL NAME, YOUR NAME, AND ALL PAGES- THIS IS THE FIRST EVALUATION IN THE SELECTION PROCESS*

NOTE: Applications will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualification for the position. If it is determined that you meet the minimum qualifications, your application will also be used as part of the examination process. You should ensure that your application specifically addresses the requirements as listed in the minimum and preferred qualifications, as well as duties and the highly desired competencies. Take the time to adequately address your specialized experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the position.

Educational Requirements

High school diploma or General Education Diploma, (GED).

AND

Work Experience

Two years of full-time work experience within a correctional and/or behavioral health setting. Anything less than 40 hours per week is considered part-time experience. Credit is given for part-time work but is calculated by prorating the qualifying experience.

Substitution:

College with course work in social or behavioral sciences, criminal justice, human services, physical education/recreational studies or closely related field will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Note: If you are using education to qualify for this position you must attach your transcripts in order for your education to be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess demonstrated experience in the following areas:

  • Experience working with adjudicated and/or detained youth within a secure facility

  • Self-motivated

  • Positive role model

  • Teamwork

  • Experience in program and/or project development

  • Trainer certification in staff development

  • Supervisory/management experience

  • Proven Leadership and Decision Making skills

  • Microsoft Office Programs

  • College degree in social or behavioral sciences, criminal justice, human services, physical education/recreational studies or closely related field

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be 21 years old or older

  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado drivers license

  • Must have no felony convictions and no violent history

  • Must pass a drug screen

  • Willing and able to work shifts (24 hour/7 day a week facility)

  • Must pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigations and a Federal Bureau of Investigations background check as a condition of employment. Included in the background check is a current and/or previous employer check. Your current and/or previous employers within the past 10 years at a minimum must be listed on your job application (most recent in descending order), even if the job or duties are unrelated to the position for which you are applying. Incomplete employer information (address, phone number, and supervisor) or omission of former employers may result in a disqualification of your application.

APPEAL RIGHTS:

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination. Supplemental Information

After submitting an application, you should receive an immediate email acknowledging your submission. If you do not get the email, please check to ensure you have actually submitted the application and typed the correct email address on the application.

Include a working email address on your application; one that is checked often as time sensitive correspondence WILL take place via email. You may receive email notifications from a Colorado Department of Human Services employee or from this email address info@governmentjobs.com It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email; if you do not receive correspondence soon after the closing date, please contact the "Department Contact" listed in this announcement.

The Assessment Process:

Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a review of your application material and your responses to any supplemental questions. Applications and responses will be reviewed by a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to assess and rank applicants in order to establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure the "Work Experience" section of your application is complete and specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, and accomplishments as they relate to the Description of the Job, Minimum Qualifications, Required Competencies and Preferred Qualifications as listed above. Resumes and "see resume" statements will not be accepted in lieu of the "Work Experience" section of the application. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the closing date may result in your application not being accepted and/or may affect your score, rank or inclusion in the final pool of eligible applicants.

SCHEDULED DATES OF POSSIBLE APPLICANT ASSESSMENTS (I.E., EXAMS, ORAL BOARDS, WRITTEN EXAMS) OR INTERVIEWS WILL NOT BE MADE UP. IF YOU FAIL TO SHOW AT THE APPOINTED DATE/TIME, MAKE-UPS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

If you have transcripts, a license or other relevant documentation regarding your qualifications, upload and attach copies to your application.

Note: Transfers, voluntary demotions and reinstatements are required to apply and participate in the selection process.

Former employees of the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS) who were terminated for disciplinary reasons, or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose the information on your application and may not be eligible for employment at CDHS.

~THE STATE OF COLORADO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER~


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Youth Service Specialist II - Lookout Mountain

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State Of Colorado