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Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Specialist (#MDMA01)
$34,484.00 Yearly Min / $43,105.00 Yearly Mid / $51,726.00 Yearly Max


Youth Rehabilitation Master Treatment Specialist (#MDMA02)
$39,484.00 Yearly Min / $49,355.00 Yearly Mid / $59,226.00 Yearly Max


Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Supervisor (#MDMA03)
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$45,202.00 Yearly Min / $56,503.00 Yearly Mid / $67,804.00 Yearly Max




Description of Occupational Work

The Youth Rehabilitation Treatment class series uses three levels of work in the Health and Human Services occupational group, Human Services occupational series, and describes work providing case management services to youth in residential settings that have been committed to the Division of Youth Rehabilitation Services (DYRS). 

Work includes coordinating the youth’s treatment plan and monitoring progress and achievement of goals to prepare youth for release and transition back to their home, community and school.  Work also includes conducting individual and group counseling sessions to address youth concerns and goals.  Employees are primarily assigned to secured residential facilities and may also attend court proceedings, visit homes and schools to provide services to youth.

The career ladder incorporates the Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Specialist and Youth Rehabilitation Master Treatment Specialist; therefore, all positions allocated into the career ladder are classified at the Youth Rehabilitation Master Treatment Specialist level (highest level in the career ladder). The Specialist level is to provide entry for hiring new employees into the class series but does not preclude hiring new employees at higher levels. Employees may be promoted through the career ladder in accordance with job requirements and promotional standards. Promotional standards, a selection document under separate cover, sets forth the criteria that defines and describes the requirements that must be met at each level. Advancement of employees through the career ladder is dependent on an agency's/department's operational needs and distribution of work. The Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Supervisor level, although not part of the career ladder, provides competitive opportunity for movement of employees.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.

  • Provides case management services to youth in a residential setting by coordinating and monitoring the delivery of services and treatment plans for youth committed to a secured facility.
     
  • Reviews case files including criminal and social history, prepares screening and placement reports and records, assesses youth needs and recommends appropriate rehabilitative programs and services while in the facility to encompass responsibility for discharge planning.
     
  • Conducts interviews with youth to explain terms and conditions of supervision, commitment or detention, and to explain behavioral modification goals, processes and procedures.
     
  • Assists in the development, modification or review of Treatment Service Plans, as part of an inter-disciplinary team; participates in treatment team review meetings that identify the youth’s needs, treatment objectives and services, behavior modification goals and release or after-care planning.
     
  • Outlines youth strengths and areas that need to be addressed, objectives, methods to be used and anticipated results.
     
  • Obtains and coordinates services and resources needed to ensure rehabilitation plans and objectives are met.
     
  • Conducts group and individual behavioral modification counseling sessions for youth such as anger management and victim awareness, and provides advice and assistance to youth concerning employment, living conditions, recreation, life-skills and other interests or concerns.
     
  • Assesses the youth’s progress towards rehabilitation and institutional adjustment; evaluates information and prepares reports describing program participation, institutional adjustment and summary recommendations for or against discharge to aftercare.
     
  • Prepares and maintains social histories, classification reports, progress notes, discharge summaries and chronological records.
     
  • Oversees an assigned group of youth during education, recreation and work detail activities.
     
  • May act as a liaison to community organizations to develop and coordinate after-care plans and services for youth.
     
  • May prepare and present testimony for court proceedings in the adjudication and disposition of juvenile cases.  

Levels of Work

Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Specialist

This is the full performance level of work providing case management services to youth in residential settings.  Work includes coordinating the youth’s treatment plan and monitoring progress and achievement of goals to prepare youth for release and transition back to their home, community and school.  Positions at this level typically report to a technical supervisor.

  • Receives general supervision.
  • Performs full performance Youth Rehabilitation Treatment work in overseeing the daily activities within a treatment module.
  • Manages routine cases independently and advises Youth Rehabilitation Master Treatment Specialist or Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Supervisor of more serious behavior, social and health problems that require assistance.
  • Learns methods of effective rehabilitation and emotional support, as well as completes coursework or other training in basic counseling skills, security procedures and emergency response.
  • Contacts include the courts and collateral agencies to provide information and collaboratively plan for a youth’s individual treatment services and post release plan of services.

Youth Rehabilitation Master Treatment Specialist

This is the expert level of work responsible for serving as an in-house consultant; providing technical expertise to staff, and direct supervision, counseling and case management services to youth in residential settings.  Work includes coordinating the youth’s treatment plan and monitoring progress and achievement of goals to prepare youth for release and transition back to their home, community and school.  

  • Assists in the development, review or modification of treatment plans for the most unusual and complex cases.
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff regarding case management, behavior management and counseling techniques.
  • Makes recommendations concerning classification, assignment, discharge, aftercare and/or alternative programs.
  • May specialize in a particular area of service or have responsibility for a small program area not involving supervisory responsibility.
  • May assist a supervisor by overseeing and ensuring treatment plan goals and objectives are met by other staff.

Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Supervisor

This is the supervisory level of work responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating case management services provided to youth in residential settings.  Work includes supervising and overseeing the coordination of the youth’s treatment plan and monitoring progress and achievement of goals to prepare youth for release and transition back to their home, community and school.  Positions at this level typically report to an administrative supervisor. 

  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of 5-10 counseling and security staff.  The elements of supervision include planning, assigning, reviewing, evaluating, coaching, training, recommending hire/fire and discipline.
  • Oversees and supervises the operation of a residential treatment module for 10-12 youth with shift responsibility for 30+ youth.
  • Establishes and maintains all aspects of treatment module operations including safety, security, operating procedures and supplies. 
  • Conducts the investigation of any irregularities and/or difficulties arising within the module among staff or clients; takes appropriate action as required.  Initiates disciplinary and corrective action as needed. 
  • Responds to inquiries from concerned parties including all complaints and requests made by youth, families and community. 
  • Provides most complex counseling for residents with special needs, i.e., sex offenders or drug abuse. 
  • Supervises progress towards successful completion of individualized treatment plans for assigned youth.  
  • Oversees the preparation of reports on the progress and behavior of youth, and maintains records on unit activities. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The intent of the listed knowledge, skills, and abilities are given a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KS&A's listed are not exhaustive or necessary inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.

  • Knowledge of principles, practices and theory of child and adolescent developmental psychology.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of effective case management.
  • Knowledge of casework principles and practices used in the preparation of service/treatment plans.
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, theories, methods and techniques of individual, group and family counseling.
  • Knowledge of services and resources available for treatment and rehabilitation of youth committed to a secured facility.
  • Knowledge of the social, psychological and economic causes of behavior deviations.
  • Knowledge of security and safety procedures within the institution.
  • Knowledge of the laws, regulations, policies and procedures of the juvenile services system.
  • Skill in interviewing, oral and written communication and interpersonal relations for effective interactions with youth/family, providers and agencies.
  • Skill in monitoring and coordinating service/treatment plans to ensure goals and objectives are met.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, their families, associates, social service representatives and the public.
  • Ability to recognize the symptoms of maladjusted behavior. 
  • Ability to prepare accurate, comprehensive and complete, correspondence, reports and narratives.
  • Ability to use computer systems to maintain case records, produce reports and access informational resources.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of juvenile case material and related information.
  • Ability to constructively deescalate aggressive and emotional behaviors.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills, and abilities, the Youth Rehabilitation Master Treatment Specialist requires:

  • Skill in identifying and resolving case management issues for complex and unusual cases.
  • Skill in individual, group and family counseling.
  • Skill in conducting interviews of a sensitive nature.
  • Ability to apply casework principles and practices to service/treatment plan development.
  • Ability to observe and interpret behaviors of youth with patterns or histories of unacceptable social behavior.
  • Ability to provide guidance and direction on case management.

In addition to the above knowledge, skills, and abilities, the Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Supervisor requires:

  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of treatment/service planning, behavior management techniques and youth rehabilitation methods and techniques.
  • Knowledge of the safety, security and program requirements of secured youth facilities.
  • Ability to interpret, explain and implement rules/regulations.  

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Supervisor
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Possession of a Bachelors degree or higher in Behavioral or Social Science or related field.
  2. Three years experience in case management which includes assessing, planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating options and services to meet an individual's human service needs.
  3. Three years experience in making recommendations as part of a client's service plan such as clinical treatment, counseling, or determining eligibility for health or human services/benefits.
  4. Three years experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  5. Three years experience in narrative report writing.
  6. Knowledge of staff supervision acquired through course work, academic training, training provided through an employer, or performing as a lead worker overseeing the work of others; OR supervising staff which may include planning, assigning, reviewing, and evaluating the work of others; OR supervising through subordinate supervisors a group of professional, technical, and clerical employees.
  7. Knowledge of the safety, security and program requirements of secured youth facilities.

CLASS:
MDMA01
EST:
1/6/2019
REV:
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
MDDZ81

CLASS:
MDMA02
EST:
1/6/2019
REV:

CLASS:
MDMA03
EST:
1/6/2019
REV:
FORMERLY JOB CLASS:
MDDZ82