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Part- Time Juvenile Detention Counselor- Crisp RYDC- Cordele, GA (CCR)

Georgia.gov

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Cordele, GA, USA · Georgia, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2024

JOB SUMMARY:

This is hourly paid work, that provides structured cognitive behavioral and/or life-skills group counseling sessions, documents all programmatic activities, and performs a variety of administrative duties designed to facilitate juvenile rehabilitation and ensure a safe and secure environment at a youth detention or long-term facilities. This position is part-time and requires less than 30 hours per week and is not eligible for benefits.

NOTE: This is a 29 hour per week position.


JOB SPECIFIC DUTIES:

· Support of the delivery of all programs & case management services.

· Works with program staff to ensure that services are in keeping with best practices and departmental policy.

· Under limited direction, provides structured cognitive behavioral and/or life-skills group counseling sessions, documents all programmatic activities, and performs a variety of administrative duties designed to facilitate juvenile rehabilitation and ensure a safe and secure environment at a youth detention or long-term facilities.

· Some duties will include: Facilitate or Co-facilitate Groups lead or participate in facility wide PBIS activities (if applicable), work hours to include Afternoon/evening/Holiday/Weekends, and conduct weekend visitation support.

· Conducts rounds daily on the living unit to ensure youth needs are identified and addressed.

· Provides evening and weekend coverage to provide for the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of youth.

· Performs or directs admission and orientation of youth in accordance with policy.

· The primary focus of the PT- Juvenile Detention Counselor is to deliver programming to youths. The PT- Juvenile Detention Counselor will also be trained in additional areas to assist the FT-Juvenile Detention Counselor when critical need is present.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

· Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in one of the areas of: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Forensic Psychology, School Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, Criminal Justice or a directly related field.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Preference will be given to applicants who, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess the following:

· Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the areas of: Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Forensic Psychology, School Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, School Counseling, Criminal Justice or a directly related field.

· One or more years direct case management experience working with offenders or families in social work setting.

· One or more years of experience working with juvenile offenders in detention facilities or other at-risk youths in group home programs.

· Three or more months of internship with the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary & benefits, GA Department of Juvenile Justice is part of a statewide initiative called Total Rewards that seeks to attract and retain employees by supplementing their base pay and benefits with programs designed to improve the quality of their work environment and lead to greater job satisfaction and work/life balance. Eligible employees are offered generous benefits, including health and dental insurance; retirement and savings plan options; and paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave. For more information, visit https://djj.georgia.gov/Online-Applications/employee-benefits

We are a qualified employer for the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program

THIS IS AN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

THIS IS AN UNCLASSIFIED POSITION.

THE SELECTED APPLICANT FOR THE POSITION WILL BE SUBJECT TO A REFERENCE CHECK AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK, WHERE APPLICABLE

PLEASE INCLUDE ALL RELEVANT JOB INFORMATION ON THE APPLICATION FOR CONSIDERATION. ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE PRESCREENED.

DJJ IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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