Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Supervisor

Recruitment #010819-MDDZ82-370500

Summary Statement

A class incumbent is responsible for managing and directing all program services and operations of a residential treatment module for delinquent youths within a secure facility.

  • Supervises 5-10 counseling and security staff.

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.

  • Administers and directs the operation of the module and the treatment programs.
  • Establishes and maintains all aspects of treatment module operations including safety, security, operating procedures and supplies.
  • Plans, assigns, reviews and evaluates the work of staff.  Provides training and technical guidance as well as interpretation of policies and procedures.
  • 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, drug abuse.
  • Supervises the implementation of individualized treatment plan for assigned youth.
  • Oversees the preparation of reports on the progress and behavior of youths.
  • Prepares reports and maintains records on unit activities.
  • Assesses the environment of the institution and instructs staff on the appropriate measures to assure a positive normative culture.

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 individuals human service needs.
  3. Three years experience in making recommendations as part of a clients service plan such as clinical treatment, counseling, or determining eligibility for health or human services/benefits.
  4. Six months experience in interpreting laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures.
  5. Six months 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.

Conditions of Hire

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

This position is a classification organized under an exclusive bargaining representative (labor organization).  The candidate selected for this position shall be asked to join and pay dues to the labor organization or may, decline joining the labor organization and not pay dues or a fee.  The labor organization has been elected by employees as their representative for collective bargaining and other work related purposes.


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Selection Process

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.


Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.