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Youth Services Specialist II - Field Training Officer II - Mount View

Company: Colorado State
Location: Lakewood
Posted on: December 7, 2018

Job Description:

Youth Services Specialist II - Field Training Officer II - Mount View Print Apply Youth Services Specialist II - Field Training Officer II - Mount View Salary $3,876.00 - $5,762.00 Monthly Location Lakewood, CO Job Type Full Time Department Colorado Department of Human Services Job Number IKA 06113 11/22/2018 Closing 12/10/2018 11:59 PM Mountain - Description - Benefits - Questions Department Information This position is open only to Division of Youth Services Employees currently working for the Colorado Department of Human 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, assessment, 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 ten secure facilities that serve youth between the ages of 10 and 21, who are pre-adjudicated, sentenced, or committed. For pre-adjudicated youth, the Division is also responsible for the management and oversight of Senate Bill 91-94; 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. Division of Youth Services Mission: It is the mission of the Division of Youth Services to protect, restore and improve public safety through a continuum of services and programs that: Effectively supervise juvenile offenders, promote offender accountability to victims and communities, and build skills and competencies of youth to become responsible citizens. 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: ************************* Description of Job Summary of These Positions: - These positions provide 24-hour/7 days per week supervision of youth in DYS State Operated Secure Facilities. These positions are direct-care and essential. To maintain safety and security through appropriate supervision of youth, to organize and direct daily living and leisure activities of youth, in accordance with the living unit master schedule, shift supervisor and/or other administrative direction. Provide corrective cognitive, emotional or behavioral experiences within a facility program. To be aware of and adhere to prevailing legal standards, CDHS Policy, DYS Policy, DYS Audit Standards and facility specific procedure. Specific duties and expectations of the job are detailed in the 5 sections below: Safety/Security; Programming; Documentation/Recording; Training, Participation and Facilitation; and Organizational Accountability. This position serves as a Lead Worker, and is partially accountable for the work product of Youth Service Specialist I's & Youth Services Specialist II's. Duties include: Safety/Security: - Coach, teach, and mentor other employees. Facilitate Field Training Officer (FTO) Training for new YSS I & YSS II staff and as assigned by the FTO program manager. Role model adherence to DYS Policy and Facility Implementing Procedure at all times. - Provide Shift Briefing and communication of pertinent information as it relates to youth and building needs, living unit areas, special status youth, high-risk youth, behavioral contracts and safety plans. - Review and oversee the proper implementation of Juvenile Suicide Precaution Monitoring (SPM) screening, Special Management Programs (SMP), Seclusion, Behavior Contracts and Safety Plans. - Identify milieu concerns and provide solutions to minimize, reduce and eliminate potential threats. - Review Minor Rule Violations and approve proper interventions. Ensure youth completes assigned interventions. Ensure Minor Rule Violations coincide with prevailing DYS Policy and Facility Implementing Procedure. - Review Major Rule Violations and provide constructive feedback to staff writing incident reports. Ensure Major Rule Violations coincide with prevailing DYS Policy and Facility Implementing Procedure. Conduct juvenile Disciplinary Hearings and uphold due process and implementation of Restorative Community Justice (RCJ) and interventions for all youth. - Ensure adherence to all Fire, Safety, and Sanitation standards throughout the facility, according to DYS Policy and Facility Implementing Procedure. Respond to, and provide solutions and coaching as needed to rectify emergency concerns. - Ensure proper administration of medication according to QMAP standards, DYS Policy and Facility Implementing Procedures. Oversee after hours receipt of medication - Inform or refer juveniles and/or staff for medical care as needed or requested. Provide notification, follow-up and other required/pertinent documentation. In the event of medical emergency, per DYS Policy provide medical attention and follow up as necessary. - Assign staff to post assignments as needed and uphold staffing patterns according to DYS Policy and Facility Implementing Procedures. - Participate and/or facilitate required post incident processes per DYS Policy and Facility Implementing Procedures. Will ensure required follow-up as needed. Evaluate incidents, provide information to minimize assaultive behaviors by action planning and communicating pertinent information to all necessary parties. - Respond to all codes and assess/evaluate situation and provide direction as needed. Ensure provision of least restrictive alternatives and lowest level interventions. - Ensure PREA Standards are upheld according to DYS Policy 9.19. This includes proper SAB/VV/VAB assessment or reassessment. Ensure the initiation and implementation of safety contracts, safety planning and notification to mental health personnel. - Oversee all juvenile transports and assign staff to conduct transports as needed. - Ensure all youth are offered meals. Programming: - Actively and with positive engagement, implement and follow the facility behavioral management program. - Conduct processing and/or psycho-educational groups as needed to support a safe environment conducive to learning. - Observe, monitor, detect, record and report problem behaviors. - Communicate expectations for behavior, events, rules, or other milieu requirements. Role model pro-social behaviors for youth. - Use prevailing techniques to establish rapport with youth, overcome resistance to change, communicate more effectively in stable circumstances as well as unsettled circumstances. - Support restorative community justice principles and/or activities. - Support DYS initiatives and strategies as it relates to juvenile programming and crisis intervention. - Objectively and fairly monitor, record youth behaviors, and intervene according to prevailing program standards related to privileges and consequences. - Oversee daily program schedule based on prevailing standards. - Recognize, implement, monitor, observe and document juvenile SMP (Special Management Program) in accordance to the written program. - Recommend any modifications of program to supervisory and/or clinical staff. Facilitate and monitor cleanup of pod and rooms, inspect, according to daily schedule. - Monitor and ensure juvenile hygiene is provided according to prevailing procedure. Routinely and equitably distribute linen and clothing to ensure good hygiene practice. - Ensure that youth are provided confidential access to grievances, medical assistance and mental health assistance as needed/requested without staff interference. - Support and/or facilitate youth to meet their presenting need and address or satisfy their concerns. - Uphold basic rights of juveniles pursuant to prevailing law or policy. - Provide individual or group psycho-education. - Support and ensure that youth are provided recreation according to prevailing standards, youth condition and daily program schedule. - Provide orientation for newly admitted youth within 24 hours of admission according to prevailing orientation standards as assigned. - Provide support to educational programming as requested and assigned. Documentation/Recording and Reporting: - Review of all necessary documentation to ensure adherence to DYS Policy, Facility Implementing Procedures, and Audit Standards. - Provide documentation of all youth movement, needs, concerns, crisis interventions, juvenile status per DYS Policy and Facility Implementing Procedure. - Review admission files, including youth room classification, MAYSI-2/SIRS-R results and ensures room assignment coincides with individualized youth classification. - Review youth on NDR status as per DYS Policy to assure compliance. - Review and ensure all meal tracking sheets are completed accurately. Organizational Accountability: - Through all communications and behaviors employee will demonstrate, support, and contribute to a healthy, positive and respectful cultural climate throughout the facility. - Communicates with outside agencies and co-workers in a professional manner; ensuring to communicate with all residents, staff, and internal/external customers with respect and dignity. - Adhere to the CDHS Code of Conduct, DYS 5 Core Values and support the 5 Key Strategies. To be aware of, and adhere to prevailing legal standards, CDHS Policy, DYS Policy, DYS Audit Standards and Implementing Procedures. - Will adhere to CDHS and DYS Policy regarding work schedule, timekeeping, and leave practices. - Will complete other duties as assigned and follow supervisors requests and directives, within Colorado Revised Statutes, CDHS and DYS Policies and Procedures. - As a Lead Worker, will role-model, coach, teach and enforce staff adherence to all the above. Training Participation and Facilitation: - Train/instruct employees in the following areas: DYS Policies and Procedures, Youth and Staff Safety, PREA, Basic CPR/First Aid, AED, Restorative Community Justice, Field Training Officer/Mentor Duties to new employees, Restorative Community Justice, Fire and Emergency Procedures, Motivational Interviewing, Verbal Defense and Influence, Juvenile Supervision and Movement/Sound Correctional Practices, and other training specific to DYS and individual facilities. Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights Education: - High school diploma or General Education Diploma, (GED). AND Experience: - Two years of full-time work experience within a correctional and/or behavioral health setting. 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. Substitution: - 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. Preferred Qualifications: - Preferred candidate will be a current employee working for the facility they desire to become a Field Training Officer with. - Preferred candidate will have previous experience working as a Field Training Officer. Highly Desirable Competencies: - Knowledgeable of DYS Mission, Vision and Organization goals and to align behavior in accordance with DYS' needs, priorities and goals - Ability to accurately observe and report pertinent details in a variety of situations involving youth, staff or visitors - Experience working with a mental health population - Experience facilitating groups - Experience in participating as a Multidisciplinary Team member (MDT) - Ability to serve as a role model to vulnerable youth - Belief that youth and families are engaged in a change process and we are there to assist and support - Ability to work with resistive youth and families and assist them in moving forward - Ability to be seen as a resource for youth and families - Ability to assist and support youth in achieving treatment plan outcomes - Ability to interact with youth and to identify deviations from acceptable behavior - Ability to accurately evaluate information/situations and objectively apply good judgment in dealing with people - Ability to recognize emergency/dangerous situations, physically respond to protect self and others, and restrain youth as required - Ability to understand and implement principles of long-term behavior change - Ability to maintain accurate written and electronic records, including activity logs and entries in the offender electronic data system - Ability to adapt to technological change in order to operate new equipment such as electronic doors and gates, cameras, data system, etc - Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor, even under provocation - Ability to apply only the force necessary to control the situation - Ability to interact effectively and ethically with offenders to role-model appropriate behavior - Ability to work and communicate with a diverse group of co-workers, youth, and the general public to meet their needs in a polite, courteous, and cooperative manner - Ability to demonstrate responsible behavior and attention to detail - Ability to make decisions and problem-solves with minimal supervision while working within policy guidelines and under stressful situations - Ability to respond appropriately to supervision - Ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity - Ability to foster commitment and team spirit - Ability to express information to individuals or groups effectively, and consider the audience and nature of the information - Ability to listen to others and responds appropriately - Oral and written communication skills - Exhibits honesty and integrity - Refrains from theft-related, dishonest or unethical behavior - Ability to demonstrate initiative, and commitment towards completing assignments efficiently - Ability to demonstrate exemplary work attendance history Work Environment: - Employees are required to work shift hours. This includes evening, night, weekend and holidays. - As a YSS II, your position is considered essential and you may be required to report to work during inclement weather. Conditions of Employment: - Be a current Department of Human Service, Division of Youth Services employee - Be a minimum of 21 years of age, with no felony convictions or history of domestic violence - Possess and maintain a valid State of Colorado driver's license - Pass CBI and FBI background investigations, as well as a drug screen as a condition of employment - Included in the background investigation is a current/previous employer check. Your current and previous employers within the last 10 years must be listed on your application even if the job duties are unrelated to Correctional Youth Security Officer I position. Incomplete employer information (address, phone, supervisor name) or omission of former employers may result in application disqualification Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at ********************* A standard appeal form is available at: ********************* If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 633 17th Street, Suite 1320, Denver, CO 80202-3604. Fax: ************. Phone: ************. As of November 12, 2013, the Board will be located at 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination. Supplemental Information Email Address: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be conducted via e-mail. Please include your current e-mail address on your application and set up your e-mail to accept messages from '***********' addresses. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the e-mail address listed on your application is current and checked frequently. Selection Process: The selection process will consist primarily of a review of applications against the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position. Applications will be reviewed in comparison to all others in the applicant pool in order to identify the top group of 6 candidates to be invited for a final interview. Applicants will be notified of their status via email. For Recruitment questions for this job announcement, please contact ************************ ADA Any person with a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To receive the accommodation, the person making the request must present medical documentation that describes the impairment which justifies the accommodation. Because it requires several days for CDHS to evaluate the request and prepare for the accommodation, it is essential for the person who believes he/she may need an accommodation to locate or obtain the documentation that he/she intends to submit well in advance of the assessment date. Failure to provide the medical documentation three days in advance of a comparative analysis could make it impossible for CDHS to prepare for and provide the requested accommodation. To request a reasonable accommodation for this assessment, please contact Bridget Clawson Braaten at ************ or *************************** or the contact listed on this announcement three days before the assessment date.

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