Youth Security Specialist II - YRTC-Kearney

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State of Nebraska
Job Code: 60000155
Job Title: Youth Security Specialist II - YRTC-Kearney
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 05/30/14 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary: $13.78 Hourly
$28,662.40 Annually
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Requisition #: 201402029
Position #: Various
Department: Health & Human Services Department
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Department of Health and Human Services-YRTC -Kearney, Nebraska
Work Schedule: Rotating shift 6am-2pm &/or 2pm-10pm, with rotating days off, to include weekends and holidays and occasional on-call.
Examples of Work:
Provide supervision to individual youth or small groups in work and recreational activities. Observe and record in the daily logs the behaviors and progress of youth. Perform scheduled duties including housekeeping. Transport youth to off-campus activities. Distribute medications as prescribed and administer first aide and CPR as required. Respond to crisis situations and de-escalate angry, combative youth. Physically intervene as needed. Work will include physical stamina/strength, standing, walking, and occasional lifting. This position rotates between the day shift (6AM to 2PM) and the evening shift (2PM to 10PM). The YSSII works two day shifts and three afternoon shifts each week. The YSSII works Holidays and weekends on a rotating schedule. Mandatory new employee training is held the first month of employment. During the first week and third week, training occurs in a classroom setting from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The second and fourth week of training occurs on the living units, and includes day, evening and night shift hours, to provide staff the opportunity to learn about the program.
Qualifications / Requirements:
REQUIREMENTS: Coursework or training in: social work, criminal justice, counseling and guidance, human development and the family, psychology, mental health care, education, social/behavioral sciences, human services or related area; OR Experience in any of the following areas: child or youth care, teaching, foster care, delinquency prevention, juvenile court systems, community work related to children and youth, behavioral health systems, patient care, nursing or other areas involving contact or intervention with youth or families.
PREFERRED:Degree in any of the above areas; experience working with adolescent youth; experience with crisis management or deescalating aggressive behavior; experience working with a team; and Bilingual skills in Spanish and English a plus.
OTHER:Must possess a valid driver''s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Must be able to attend one month mandatory training rotating M-F, 8am-4:30pm classroom training as described above.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The successful candidate will need to possess confidence and assertiveness to deal with angry, combative and sometimes aggressive youth.

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