Youth Counselor- 2nd Shift State of North Carolina State of North Carolina 260 reviews

This position is located at Cabarrus Youth Development Center a secure facility in Concord, North Carolina, Cabarrus Co., with an overall mission to provide committed juveniles with a safe, secure environment that fosters healthy decision-making and personal responsibility.

The Juvenile Justice Section is committed to the reduction and prevention of juvenile delinquency by effectively intervening, educating and treating youth in order to strengthen families and increase public safety. Click here to learn more about the North Carolina Department of Public Safety's Juvenile Justice Overview. If you have a passion for making a difference in the lives of North Carolina's youth, we would welcome you to be part of the team.

Work in this class involves providing counseling and therapeutic intervention while supervising juveniles offenders housed in a youth development center. These residential facilities are the most restrictive, intensive dispositional option available to North Carolina's juvenile courts.

Employees are responsible for safeguarding juveniles from each other at all times and utilize a range of counseling techniques and skills in crisis interventions to effect individual treatment plans and facilitate group interaction processes. Employees are responsible for administering scoring, interpreting a variety of assessment tools to evaluate treatment progress, and reviewing treatment strategies to achieve rehabilitation goals. Employees function as a member of the therapeutic treatment team and participate in the development of individual treatment, educational, vocational and community reintegration programs. Work also involves planning, orchestrating and supervising juvenile movement; monitoring juveniles to maintain safety; and providing behavioral intervention and restraint as needed.

These are full-time positions (40 hours per week) with State Benefits.

Note to Current State Employees:
The salary grade for this position is GN08. State employees are encouraged to apply for positions of interest even if the salary grade is the same as, or lower than, their current position. If selected for this position, a new salary will be recalculated taking into consideration the quantity of relevant education and experience, funding availability, and internal equity. Based upon these factors, a pay increase MAY result.

About the North Carolina Department of Public Safety (NC DPS):
NC DPS is the largest state agency with more than 26,000 employees. It is responsible for safeguarding and preserving the lives and property of its citizens through prevention, protection, and preparation. We have a mission that matters!

**Evening, Weekend and Holiday Work Required.

**Must meet the hiring and training standards established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

The Knowledge, Skills and Abilities listed below, along with the Minimum Education and Experience requirements, are REQUIRED to qualify for this position. We will not review attachments in lieu of Experience and Education listed on the application. Click on this LINK for additional information.

Knowledge of the methods and procedures of discipline and rehabilitation of juveniles confined in a secure long-term facility which emphasizes the use of behavior management techniques.

Knowledge of individual and group behavior, child and adolescent development, family systems, individual and group counseling techniques, and crisis intervention techniques.

Knowledge of minority group cultures, techniques of communicating with adolescents, and behavioral and developmental challenges and their treatment.

Demonstrated ability to assess clients to develop appropriate treatment plans, formulate clear goal oriented treatment plans, and document progress of juveniles.

Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) with juveniles, families, and other treatment team members to explain the behavior and progress of the juvenile.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor s degree in human services field or related human services field from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience working with at-risk youth; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Bachelor s degree in a related Human Services field, such as Criminal Justice, Sociology, Education, Religion or similar subjects shall include 25 semester hours of coursework related to the human services field.

Necessary Special Qualifications:
Applicants for positions designated as Juvenile Justice Officers are subject to and must meet the hiring and training standards established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, as defined in Title 12, Chapter 9 of the NC Administrative Code, by the statutory authority of GS 17C.

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