DJS RESIDENT ADVISOR TRAINEE
Western Region Youth Centers
|Department||DJS Backbone Youth Center|
|Date Opened||9/27/2022 12:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||10/11/2022 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$42,189.00 - $59,832.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Heather Roach|
The Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) Western Region is accepting applications for Merit Resident Advisor Trainee positions in Allegany and Garrett County.
LOCATION OF POSITION
Location of Position
Western Region – Allegany County
Green Ridge Youth Center
15 Mile Creek Road
Flintstone, MD 21530
Western Region – Garrett County
Backbone Mountain Youth Center
124 Camp 4 Road
Swanton, MD 21562
Garrett Children’s Center
164 Freedom Lane
Lonaconing, MD 21539
Main Purpose of Job
The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
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;
Performs other related duties.
When assigned to the Youth Centers:
Learns to function as a member of the treatment team for individual youth and provide input and information to the DJS Case Management Specialist for inclusion in monthly progress reviews;
Learns to implement, help to evaluate and recommend modifications to youth treatment plans;
Learns to facilitate daily behavioral modification meetings in the absence of the DJS Case Management Specialist.
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.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Employment experience within the last 18 months
Associate’s Degree in a related field (I.e., Criminal Justice, Social or Behavioral Sciences)
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.
Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.
Online applications are strongly preferred. However, if you are unable to apply online you may mail a paper application to the address below or fax a paper application to the fax number below. If you choose to fax or email your application, you must include on each page of the attached, your First and Last Name, the Recruitment Number that is located at the top of the bulletin, and the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. The paper application must be received by 5:00 p.m. close of business on the closing date for this Recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.
Maryland Department of Juvenile Services
1 James Day Drive
Cumberland, MD 21502
Attention: Heather Roach, Recruitment Unit
Recruitment # 22-002599-0018
Fax #: 301-722-1642
Should additional information regarding the Recruitment be required, please contact the DJS Office of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org, include the Recruitment Title and Number that is located at the top of the bulletin. The resulting certified eligible list for this Recruitment may be used for similar positions in this other State of Maryland agencies.
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