Youth Specialist I - Pontiac, MI
Under limited supervision, supervises and provides care and guidance to neglected and delinquent youths living at Oakland County Children's Village by observing and monitoring their daily living activities. Documents daily behavior of residents, and completes reports to provide relevant information concerning the residents. Participates as part of the treatment team that develops and implements treatment plans for the residents. Inspects living areas and sleeping quarters to ensure security is maintained and to detect possible trouble. Provides guidance, instruction and leadership with educational, recreational and work activities. Able to utilize prescribed physical management techniques to provide for the care, welfare, safety and security of residents and staff.
Drives vehicles, as necessary, to transport residents to court or program-related activities, ensuring safety of residents and community. Works day, afternoon, midnight, and/or weekend shifts, although other shifts may be assigned to ensure the efficient operations of Children's Village.
Promotes a positive image of the facility by adhering to regulations and policies such as state licensing rules and the "Mission and Purpose" statement of Children's Village. Follows administrative policy and works to ensure adherence, taking a clear and consistent approach.
1. Must be a high school graduate or have a certificate of successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) Test.
2. Have passed his/her 21st birthday.
3. Have not been convicted of a felony violation of criminal law. (Criminal law generally includes all offenses except traffic law, conservation law, and liquor law.)
4. Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. Out of Country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.
5. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.
6. Successfully complete the six-month probationary period.
1. Must submit to immunizations as requested by the Department of Health & Human Services and to periodic tuberculin skin tests or chest x-rays at County expense.
2. Must maintain a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.
3. Drive designated county-owned vehicle when on duty, unless directed otherwise.
4. Must become certified in CPR and maintain certification annually.
5. Before beginning employment candidates will be required to provide Children's Village with documentation from the Michigan Department of Human Services (previously called Family Independence Agency) that they have not been named in a central registry case as the perpetrator of child abuse or child neglect. In addition, applicants being considered for hire will be asked to sign a form authorizing Children's Village to request and receive a criminal history check in accordance with the privacy act of 1974.
Applicants for positions at Children's Village will not be considered if they have been convicted of either of the following:
- Child Abuse or Neglect
- A felony involving harm or threatened harm to an individual within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of hire.