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Correctional Youth Security Officer II (Swing shift) - Summit Youth Services Center in Golden, CO

Company: Colorado Department of Human Services
Location: Golden
Posted on: February 10, 2024

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Correctional Youth Security Officer II (Swing shift) - Summit Youth Services Center in Golden, CO
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Correctional Youth Security Officer II (Swing shift) - Summit Youth Services Center in Golden, CO
$27.62 - $28.45 Hourly
Golden, CO
Job Type
Full Time
Job Number
IKA 05368 01/23/2024
Colorado Department of Human Services
OCYF - Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center
Opening Date
Closing Date
2/6/2024 11:59 PM Mountain
Determined by Position
Primary Physical Work Address
Summit Youth Services Center 2901 Ford St. Golden, CO. 80401
FLSA Status
Non-Exempt; position is eligible for overtime compensation.
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Department Information
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 details! (
Division of Youth Services - Platte Valley Youth Services Center
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:
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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 facility procedures
+ 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 editing
+ 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 appropriate action
Shift Supervision
+ Manages the adherence to daily structured programming and leisure activities
+ 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 youth transports
+ 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 laundry needs
+ Ensure compliance for youth with special needs and on special management programs
+ Ensure adherence to programming
+ Participate in facility debriefings of critical incidents when required
+ Conduct shift briefings
+ Facilitates debrief meetings following physical management incidents and ensures medical staff notification
Direct Care
+ 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 routines
+ 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 CYSOs
+ 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 recreation inventory
+ 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 & Appeal Rights
Please update your application if changes pertain to your work and/or education history.
Current employees: If you do not update the work experience section of your application, you will not be given credit for your current State experience.
Educational Requirements
High school diploma or General Education Diploma, (GED).
Work Experience
One (1) year of full-time professional corrections-related* experience working in a correctional or trauma-informed facility.
*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, please attach your transcripts.
Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess demonstrated experience in the following areas:
+ Experience working with adjudicated and/or detained youth within a secure facility
+ Self-motivated
+ Positive role model
+ Attention to Detail
+ Teamwork
+ Trainer certification in staff development
+ Supervisory, management, and/or leadership experience
+ Critical Thinking and Decision Making skills
+ Google Suite: Docs, Sheets, Slides
+ 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 facility)
+ 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 CDHS.
+ 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 consideration for this position, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board or request a review by the State Personnel Director.
An appeal or review must be submitted on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative. This form must be delivered to the State Personnel Board by email (, postmarked in US Mail or hand delivered (1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver CO 80203), or faxed (303.866.5038) within ten (10) calendar days from your receipt of notice or acknowledgement of the departments action.
For more information about the appeals process, the official appeal form, and how to deliver it to the State Personnel Board; go to; 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 under Rules.
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About Us:
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference, consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado Department of Human Services ( (CDHS). Our professionals strive to design and deliver high quality human and health services that improve the safety, independence, and well-being of the people of Colorado. In addition to a great location and rewarding and meaningful work, we offer:
+ Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement benefits including a PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401(k) and 457 plans
+ Medical and dental health plans
+ Employer supplemented Health Savings Account
+ Paid life insurance
+ Short- and long-term disability coverage
+ 11 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
+ BenefitHub state employee discount program
+ Employee Wellness program MotivateMe
+ Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible schedules, training and more
+ Remote work arrangements for eligible positions
*Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. For more
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Our Values:
We believe in a people-first approach: To serve the people of Colorado, we develop a culture and work environment that creates an energized, inspired, and healthy team capable of giving their best to Coloradans.
Balance creates quality of life: We want our team to be resilient through a supportive workplace that values flexibility, health and wellness, and employee engagement.
We hold ourselves accountable: We take responsibility through our actions, programs, and results for the state of health and human services in Colorado.
Transparency matters: We are open and honest with employees, our partners, the Coloradans we serve, and the public.
We are ethical: We abide by what is best for those we serve by doing what is right, not what is easy.
Collaboration helps us rise together: We work together with all partners, employees, and clients to achieve the best outcomes for Coloradans.
We are committed to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
ADAA Accommodations: CDHS is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator, Nancy Schmelzer, at or call 1-800-929-0791.
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A condition of employment requires applicants to be 21 years of age or older. Do you meet this condition?
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Do you possess a High School Diploma or GED?
+ Yes I possess a High School Diploma or GED.
+ No I do not possess a High School Diploma or GED.
Do you currently posses a valid US Driver's License?
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+ No
If you are a current or former State of Colorado employee, please provide the following information for each State job worked: Department, Job Titles, and dates employed
If you are a current or former State of Colorado employee, please list your employee number (starts with 997) Failure to provide this requested information may render your application incomplete, and you may no longer be considered for the position.
Have you ever been disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination? If you have ever been terminated, resigned in lieu of termination, or received disciplinary action, please explain the circumstances below.
What about your experience makes you an ideal candidate for this position?
Explain your style of leadership and what qualities you possess that make you a good leader.
If you have supervisory experience, please describe in detail. If you do not have supervisory experience, please describe why you feel you are prepared to be in a supervisory position?
What types of factors do you believe contribute to youth ending up in the criminal justice system?
What kinds of things do you think can be effective in helping youth move away from the justice system?
What interests you in working with at-risk youth?
Tell us about a time when you led your team in a challenging situation and how you applied your leadership skills to achieve your desired outcomes.
This job requires balancing skills such as good communication skills to facilitate rapport building and de-escalation of youth, along with good safety skills such as holding youth accountable, being vigilant about our physical safety and the safety of others, and potentially even physically managing youth. What skills do you think you may bring to this role, and what skills do you think you might need to build?
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