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YOUTH SERVICES SPECIALIST at Abraxas Youth & Family Services in Cañon City, Colorado

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.





Job Description:

Facility: SOUTHERN PEAKS REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER

Compensation Base:

Compensation Bonus (if applicable):

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hiring Youth Development Specialist / Youth Services Specialist / Youth Care Specialist at Southern Peaks Regional Treatment Center in Canon City, CO!

ABRAXAS YOUTH & FAMILY SERVICES-SOUTHERN PEAKS REGIONAL TREATMENT CENTER

CHANGING BEHAVIOR.
CHANGING LIVES.

Summary:

This entry level position implements the activities which support the daily schedule of the facility. In addition, this position observes and addresses client behavior and documents services in client files.

Essential Functions:

  • Interacts with and supervises clients during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Provides effective facility security including conducting headcounts, room checks, and observing client movement.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.
  • Facilitates and documents various groups or meetings.
  • Administers medication or supervises self administration of medication when necessary.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers. .
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency situations including evacuation, CPR, or first aid).
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
  • Support and promotes the Sanctuary Model and its Commitments.





Minimum Requirements:

The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

  • High school diploma or GED and minimum two years’ work/military experience; Associate’s degree/60 credits from an accredited college or university and/or one year experience in the human services field preferred.
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.

Other Qualifications:

  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.