Recruitment #24-116-0092

Job Description

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of at-risk and detained youth? We have a career opportunity for you. The Loudoun County Juvenile Court Service Unit is seeking qualified candidates for Youth Services Specialist I Substitute Pool positions serving the Youth Services Center located in Leesburg, VA. This new facility, which opened in Spring 2023, contains 2 different residential programs:

  • Secure Juvenile Detention Center
  • Less Secure Youth Shelter for court-involved youth.

Youth Services Specialists are responsible for the welfare, safety, and security of the youth at the facility.

Positions may be available in either program.

Loudoun County is recognized as one of the fastest growing counties in the United States and is known for its excellent quality of life and strong economy. Located approximately 40 miles west of Washington DC, Loudoun County offers a diverse blend of cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities.

Typical Youth Services Specialist I core responsibilities include:

  • Supervise youth in all daily activities, such as: recreational, educational, hygiene, meals, visitation, life skills and spiritual services.
  • Manage youths' behavior by the least restrictive means, utilizing coaching and conflict resolution skills to teach and promote pro-social behavior among the youth.
  • Counsel, discipline and physically restrain youth as needed.
  • Transport youth.
  • Complete reports and daily logs.
  • Conduct inspections, security checks and searches.

Work schedule requires evening, overnight, weekend, and some day hours. Preference to overnight hours.

HIRING RATE: $23.96 per hour.

Job Requirements

  • Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or related field.
  • Valid driver's license is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.

Special Requirements

  • Must be able to successfully complete First Aid, CPR for adults and Handle with Care (physical intervention) within 30 days of hire. Must update certifications as needed.
  • Position is classified as Essential Personnel and successful candidates shall be able to fulfill this requirement including working holidays and during inclement weather, as scheduled or as required by Director.
  • Must have the ability to use automated technology and be able to operate keyboard driven equipment.
  • May be at risk of exposure to various forms of communicable disease.
  • Requires occasional stooping, bending, and /or light lifting.

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of a physical exam, drug screening, TB test, Department of Motor Vehicle record check, criminal background checks and fingerprinting, to include Child Protective Services, as required by federal and state standards applicable to the facility. Must have a good driving record and a valid driver's license in Virginia or regional state of residence.

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