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Resident Specialist I
CHESTERFIELD VA 23838
Category: Other
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  Job posted:   Thu May 17, 2018
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Resident Specialist I
# Position Information
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Job Description
The Department of Juvenile Justice - Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Center is seeking qualified candidates for the Resident Specialist I position. This position provides direct care to residents in a secured environment. As a direct care staff this positions primary job responsibilities are maintaining the safety, care, and well-being of residents; implementing the structured program of care and the behavior management program; and maintaining the security of the facility. Incumbent monitors and directs resident behavior to promote positive interactions and ensure residents are free from abuse, neglect, victimization, and/or violation of his/her rights and immediately intervenes in behavioral crisis situations to ensure safety. This position also conducts and documents security/safety checks of facility to include resident rooms. This position works as part of a multi-disciplinary community dedicated to helping young people reach their goals while in a secure environment and prepare them for successful transition back to the community. This position serves as role model, change agent, and mentor to residents, directly impacting the residents' quality of institutional life and rehabilitation.
Candidates may lead therapeutic groups of appropriate program topics, in accordance with best practices in working in a youth residential setting. Incumbents shall effectively demonstrating coaching skills and provide observations of residents' behavior and progress toward treatment goals by actively participating in treatment meetings, documenting progress or needs, and preparing observational and other reports. Incumbent ensures that effective rehabilitation strategies are employed in addressing resident's individual needs in the following areas: recreation, education, work assignments, meals, personal hygiene, and general maintenance of the living environment.
## Minimum Qualifications
Possess a working knowledge of safety and security procedures and practices. Demonstrate the ability to execute safety and security procedures and practices; crisis intervention techniques; and facilitate and/or implement treatment programs in a secure/residential setting. Demonstrated ability to quickly assess situations and provide the appropriate response, performing physical intervention (restraint) techniques as required in accordance with procedure and training. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Working knowledge of conflict resolution and the use of verbal intervention techniques and effective verbal communication skills. Possess a working knowledge of conducting therapeutic groups, utilizing best practices in working in a youth residential setting, and knowledge of Positive Youth Development in a juvenile justice setting. Serves as role model and mentor to residents, effectively demonstrating coaching skills. Demonstrated ability to observe and evaluate residents' behavior and progress toward treatment goals. Ability to communicate effectively in writing, demonstrating clear, effective, and purposeful communications with residents, supervisors, and peers, as well as maintaining records, documentation and preparing observational and other reports. Valid driver's license at the time of employment required. High school graduate or equivalent required.
## Preferred Qualifications
Prefer candidates with prior experience participating in group counseling sessions in a group home, detention center, or non-secure residential setting, with the ability to utilize techniques to keep the population engaged. Prefer candidates with background in youth development, Criminal Justice or the Social Sciences, to include some college or post-high school education in youth development, Criminal Justice or the Social Sciences. Some experience supervising and interacting with at risk or adjudicated juveniles.
## Special Requirements
Selected applicants will be contacted and scheduled for a Recruitment Event at the Virginia Public Safety Training Center in Hanover, VA. This event will include completing documentation for a background investigation, physical agility tests including push-ups, sit-ups, running 1/2 mile within a set timeframe and completing an interview. Hired candidates will be required to attend and successfully complete a 10 week training and certification program to include physical elements in Hanover County at the Department of Juvenile Justice Training Academy to maintain employment. Upon completion of the training program, Resident Specialists will be assigned to the correctional institution or in working CADRE.
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Selected applicants are subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen. The investigation may include: fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks requested by the hiring authority.
MILITARY SERVICE: If you have military service, please fax a copy of the DD-214 to 804-371-6491 (fax). You must include your name and the position number on the fax cover sheet.
DRIVER'S LICENSE: Selected applicants must possess a valid driver's license prior to the first day of employment.
SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: You may be required to respond to position specific questions at the end of this application.
CONFIRMATION: This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. You have not completed the process until you receive a confirmation number.
PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESSES: The successful candidate will be required to have tuberculosis and medical screenings prior to start date.
## Special Instructions to Applicants
STATUS UPDATES: Please refer to your RMS account for the status of your application and the status of this position.
LAY OFF POLICY: If you have been affected by DHRM Policy 1.3 Layoff and possess a valid Inter-agency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Card) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card), you MUST SUBMIT THE CARD BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE for this position. The Card must be faxed to 804-371-6491. You must include your name and the position number on the fax cover sheet.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS ONLY: Applications for this position must be submitted electronically through this website. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted.
INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS: Consideration for an interview and offer is based solely on the information on the application. Applications must include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable.
TRANSCRIPTS: Please do not attach transcripts to the application.
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:
Barrier Crimes that exclude from the recruitment process
* Conviction of ALL felony offenses.
* Conviction of ANY offense relating to Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
* Conviction of ANY sexually related offenses (including Prostitution and Indecent Exposure).
* Conviction of ANY misdemeanor possession, sale or distribution of an illegal substance in last 5 years.
* Conviction of misdemeanor assault and assault & battery offenses in the last 10 years.
* Conviction of misdemeanor bad check writing, trespassing or reckless driving in the last 3 years.
* Conviction of ANY crime involving lying, cheating or stealing in the last 3 years.
* Conviction of misdemeanor DUI or DUI related offense in the last 5 years.
* Any active jail time or probation or parole supervision at the time of the background investigation.
* Habitual misdemeanor convictions will be looked at on a case by case basis.
* Misdemeanor convictions not listed above will be reviewed on a case by case basis.
Barriers to Employment
* Termination for cause from any employment.
* Dishonorable discharge from any military service (Less than honorable will be reviewed).
* Any person who has a Child Protective Services founded complaint through the Virginia Department of Social Services.
* Failure to disclose criminal/driving convictions on state application.
* Any involvement or association in criminal gang activity.
* Erratic work record or unfavorable employment reference.
* Suspended drivers license at time of background investigation.
* Failure of pre-employment drug screening.
* Untruthfulness of information on state application.
* Failure to complete state application or intentional withholding of information on state application.
* Inability to attend ALL basic skills training days.
# Contact Information
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Human Resources Team
## Fax
Fax applications are not accepted
*Working Title:* Resident Specialist I
*Role Title:* Security Officer IV - 69114
*Job Open Date:* 05/15/2018
*Open Until Filled:* Yes
*Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?:* No
*Hiring Range:* $33,598 - $50,400
*Agency:* Dept of Juvenile Justice (777)
*Agency Website:* www.djj.virginia.gov
*Location:* Chesterfield - 041
*Position Number:* C0001
*Job Posting Number:* 1037965
*Type of Recruitment:* General Public - G
*Does this position have telework options?:* No
*Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference:* No
*Job Type:* Full-Time (Salaried)
*Job Type Detail:* Full-Time Salaried - Non-Faculty- FTS-1
*Pay Band:* 04

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