DJS RESIDENT ADVISOR TRAINEE
|Department||DJS Western Region - State Operated Facilities|
|Date Opened||1/11/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||1/25/2019 11:59:00 PM|
|HR Analyst||Tim Michael|
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
A Resident Advisor Trainee provides supervision and guidance to youth residing in a facility operated by the Department of Juvenile Services by observing, interacting and assisting them with everyday life skills and advising them of appropriate alternative behaviors.
The work may require travel to various locations for youth appointments and activities, such as courts, local health departments and community service project sites. Employees are assigned to a regular shift but may be required to work other shifts, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Employees in this classification receive close supervision from a Resident Advisor Supervisor or other designated administrator. Employees will be required to undergo training leading to certification by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission. Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.
Learns to escort groups of youth to and from daily activities at the facility and to supervise their conduct during movement and daily activities;
Learns to observe individual and group behaviors and to determine when intervention or guidance is needed by the youth under his/her care;
Learns to intervene in situations involving agitated or overwrought youth to prevent fights and to de-escalate potentially harmful behaviors,
Learns to suggest alternative ways of reacting to problems, and may be required to physically restrain youth;
Learns to promote an environment conducive to learning helpful alternative behaviors by encouraging communication among youth and staff, guiding and critiquing group discussions, offering advice at appropriate junctures and serving as a mentor and role model for resident youth;
Learns to monitor the behavior of youth and assist them in complying with daily and weekly schedules of attending classes, completing school assignments, sleeping, eating and performing personal hygiene tasks;
Learns to record behavior observations, prepare progress and incident reports on assigned youth for review by supervisors, and recommend behavioral sanctions; Learns to inspect residence areas for safety, security and cleanliness;
Learns to assess inappropriate behaviors and recommend behavioral sanctions to supervisors;
Attends in-service training on topics, such as crisis prevention, suicide prevention, emergency medical treatments, and behavioral modification models to maintain knowledge of childcare needs, counseling methods and trends in the juvenile justice field and to obtain and maintain certification;
Learns to assess emergency and crisis situations, make appropriate contacts and referrals, and provide interim emergency medical and other assistance until specialized assistance is available;
May be assigned to a cottage or dormitory post at night;
May accompany youth to community service activities outside the facility.
Note: The above educational requirement is set by the Maryland Correctional Training Commission in accordance with the Correctional Services Article, Section 8-209, Annotated Code of Maryland.
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
2. Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.
U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien status
Must be at least 21years of age
A thorough background check, including fingerprinting and drug testing
An oral interview, and
Physical and psychological examinations.
2. Employees in this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulations 17.04.09.03, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.
Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
1 James Day Drive
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
Attention: Tim Michael, HR Officer I - Recruitment # 19-002599-0001
Fax Number: 301-722-1642
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