Correctional Youth Security Officer II (Swing shift) - Summit Youth Services Center in Golden, CO
Company: Colorado Department of Human Services
Posted on: February 10, 2024
Correctional Youth Security Officer II (Swing shift) - Summit
Youth Services Center in Golden, CO
Correctional Youth Security Officer II (Swing shift) - Summit Youth
Services Center in Golden, CO
$27.62 - $28.45 Hourly
IKA 05368 01/23/2024
Colorado Department of Human Services
OCYF - Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center
2/6/2024 11:59 PM Mountain
Determined by Position
Primary Physical Work Address
Summit Youth Services Center 2901 Ford St. Golden, CO. 80401
Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.
This position is open to current Colorado residents only.
Please note: This recruitment may be used to fill multiple
vacancies at the locations below.
This recruitment is to fill the SWING SHIFT.
Most State of Colorado employees are eligible for a great benefit
package! Please see the Supplemental Information section below for
Division of Youth Services - Platte Valley Youth Services
About the Division of Youth Services:
The Division of Youth Services (DYS) provides a continuum of
residential and non-residential services that encompass juvenile
detention, commitment, and parole. DYS is the agency statutorily
mandated to provide for the care and supervision of youth committed
by the District Court to the custody of the Colorado Department of
Human Services. The Division operates fifteen secure facilities
that serve youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are
pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed. The Division also
contracts with numerous private residential and non-residential
service providers throughout the State. For pre-adjudicated youth,
the Division is also responsible for the management and oversight
of Colorado Youth Detention Continuum, a State-funded, locally
administered program that provides services to youth at risk of
further progressing into the juvenile justice system. In addition
to residential programming, the Division administers juvenile
parole services throughout the State.
We invite you to explore the DYS website and learn about the
services provided to youth, families, and local communities in the
State of Colorado at: https://www.colorado.gov/cdhs/dys
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Description of Job
The Division of Youth Services has supervisory positions in various
areas throughout each facility. The overall scope and nature of the
work consists of providing oversight and supervision of CYSO I
(Correctional Youth Security Officer). This oversight includes
personnel supervision, crisis management oversight, and therapeutic
direction to staff, as well as quality assurance functions within
the specific program, administration designee and role modeling,
and support to direct and indirect staff.
Overall Function of the Work Unit
The overall function of the work unit is to enforce established
rules and procedures to control the movement in the unit and
behavior of youth within the care of the facility. Supervision is
documented based on the observation of behaviors and incidents that
occur throughout the day. The daily programming, living, and
leisure activities are organized and carried out by this position.
Occasionally, the intervention of volatile situations is required.
Duties also include behavior-based care and treatment.
Lead Worker Duties
+ Ensure CYSO I accountability for quality and quantity of work,
take corrective measures, and provide coaching, mentoring, and
training to CYSO I's
+ Documentation of anecdotal performance notes as well as providing
input for quarterly, mid-year and closeout evaluations
+ Ensure staff compliance with the facility and DYS policies,
procedures, and operational practices
+ Provide information and instruction in one-to-one crisis
intervention counseling for the facility and to youth to avert
crisis, including suicide management (documentation and review)
+ Conduct and document safety, fire, and health inspections
+ Review all logs, shift reports, daily observations, rosters,
court paperwork for quality documentation for DYS standards and
+ Ensure all room checks, medication administration, recreation,
room restrictions, and discipline programs are maintained as
required by the facility standards and procedures
+ Assist CYSO III with timekeeping coordination and KRONOS
+ Facilitate team meetings in collaboration with CYSO III
+ Ensure that youth grievance policy and procedure are followed.
Review of grievances to include investigation, follow up and
+ Manages the adherence to daily structured programming and leisure
+ Review and make changes in work schedule and duty assignments for
CYSO I's to ensure adequate coverage for facility programs and
facility safety and security
+ Document observations and critical incidents that occur in living
units using TRAILS
+ Monitor movement and behavior of youth
+ Direct and respond to crises
+ Monitor use of mechanical restraints, per DYS policy
+ Assist with or assign staff to complete internal and/or external
+ Recommend if a living unit should be locked down per DYS
Policy/Facility Implementing Procedure
+ Oversee the cleanup of living units, daily hygiene routine, and
+ Ensure compliance for youth with special needs and on special
+ Ensure adherence to programming
+ Participate in facility debriefings of critical incidents when
+ Conduct shift briefings
+ Facilitates debrief meetings following physical management
incidents and ensures medical staff notification
+ Assess and document youth for suicidal, medical, escape risk,
special needs, and room restrictions
+ Perform restraints, room searches, and perimeter checks
+ Escort or transport youth to appointments and activities
+ Provide orientation to youth about the facility rules and
+ Use appropriate physical force when necessary in compliance with
PSI (Protective Supports and Interventions)
+ Administer medications to youth
+ Manage mental health and behavior needs
+ Follow programming/daily schedule
+ Provides on-site direction in ensuring appropriate school
supervision, in conjunction with the CYSO III
+ Participate in treatment meetings as necessary, as well as
facilitate treatment groups as assigned
+ Providing individual mentoring to youth on assigned caseload
Additional Duties May Include:
+ Completion of yearly mandatory training requirements
+ Participation on committees in the facility and throughout
+ Functions as the training Coordinator for the facility. Train
staff in DYS Policy and Facility Procedures. Set up the training
schedule and enter staff training hours into TRAILS
+ Functions as the Volunteer Coordinator for the facility. Train
volunteers in Policy and Procedure.
+ Set up a volunteer schedule and act as a liaison between the
volunteers and the facility
+ Functions as the Recreation Coordinator for the facility. Develop
and implement the recreation schedule for the youth. Oversee the
+ Ensures adherence with Trust Fund policies and procedures,
guidelines and regulations to include proper spending and
accounting of pod allotment funds.
+ Other duties as assigned or required
Lived Experience :
The Division of Youth Services (DYS) is committed to hiring
individuals who are professional and passionate about their desire
to help youth. DYS values candidates who have demonstrated
perseverance as a special attribute that can help the youth in our
care. DYS encourages qualified candidates with "lived experience"
to apply. Lived experience comes from the personal knowledge and
understanding that many possess by virtue of first-hand experience
with mental health, substance abuse, systems involvement and
traumatic events. Lived experience brings unique knowledge,
insights and perspectives that are invaluable for organizational
growth, increased sensitivity to the youth and families we serve,
and new ideas and inspiration for improving service delivery.
Note: Lived experience will not substitute for the minimum
qualifications for this position.
Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment &
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Please update your application if changes pertain to your work
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Current employees: If you do not update the work experience section
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High school diploma or General Education Diploma, (GED).
One (1) year of full-time professional corrections-related*
experience working in a correctional or trauma-informed
*Corrections-related experience is defined as the custody and
control of a detained or adjudicated population and/or experience
as a POST Certified Officer, or Military Law Enforcement.
Note: Anything less than 40 hours per week is considered part-time
experience. Credit is given for part-time work but is calculated by
prorating the qualifying experience.
College with course work in social or behavioral sciences, criminal
justice, human services, physical education/recreational studies or
closely related field will substitute for the required experience
on a year-for-year basis.
Note: If you are using education to qualify for this position,
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The preferred candidate will possess demonstrated experience in the
+ Experience working with adjudicated and/or detained youth within
a secure facility
+ Positive role model
+ Attention to Detail
+ Trainer certification in staff development
+ Supervisory, management, and/or leadership experience
+ Critical Thinking and Decision Making skills
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+ College degree in social or behavioral sciences, criminal
justice, human services, physical education/recreational studies or
closely related field
Conditions of Employment
+ Be a minimum of 21 years of age, with no felony convictions or
history of domestic violence
+ Must possess and maintain a valid US drivers license
+ Must have no felony convictions and no violent history
+ Willing and able to work shifts (24 hour/7 day a week
+ Must pass a Colorado Bureau of Investigations and a Federal
Bureau of Investigations background check as a condition of
employment. Included in the background check is a current and/or
previous employer check. Your current and/or previous employers
within the past 10 years at a minimum must be listed on your job
application (most recent in descending order), even if the job or
duties are unrelated to the position for which you are applying.
Incomplete employer information (address, phone number, and
supervisor) or omission of former employers may result in a
disqualification of your application.
+ Former State employees who were disciplinarily terminated or
resigned in lieu of termination must disclose the information on
the application and provide an explanation why the prior
termination or resignation should not disqualify the applicant from
the current position. Absent extraordinary circumstances, prior
disciplinary termination or resignation in lieu of termination will
disqualify the applicant from future State employment with
+ Continued employment is contingent upon successful completion of
the DYS Pre-service Training Academy, Field Training Program (FTO)
and mandatory annual training in all subject areas.
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from
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For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal
form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to
spb.colorado.gov; contact the State Personnel Board for assistance
at (303) 866-3300; or refer to 4 Colorado Code of Regulations (CCR)
801-1, State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's
Administrative Procedures, Chapter 8, Resolution of Appeals and
Disputes, at spb.colorado.gov under Rules.
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