Berrien County Administration Youth Specialist II-Juvenile Center-24 hr facility in St Joseph, Michigan
uRequired:/u A Bachelorrsquo;s Degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, social work, criminal justice, psychology, or related social services field. Previous minimum of three months experience in social services or juvenile direct care. Preference will be given to those with previous experience working with delinquent or emotionally troubled youth and/or families, which may have been in an intern or volunteer capacity.uNote:/u Applicants that do not meet the minimum requirements for Youth Specialist II but have at least thirty semester or forty-five quarter hours of college education, which includes three semester or four quarter hours of psychology may qualify for Youth Specialist ($33,712 - $43,028).uSpecial Requirements:/u Must submit fingerprints and may be subjected to criminal record, character, reputation, mental health and moral character screening and clearance before employment. Must possess a valid vehicle operatorrsquo;s license. Must have open availability to work any shift and work flexible hours including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays as required. Regular, reliable, and predictable attendance is required.uPhysical Requirements:/u This job requires the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.uDuties:/u Under the supervision of the Berrien County Juvenile Center Director, provides for the safety, security, and well-being for residents, visitors, and staff within the detention facility. Supervises, guides, and counsels residents through daily activities within the framework of the residential and educational programs. Works closely and communicates effectively to ensure program effectiveness, staff accountability, professional personnel performance, problem solving matters and other issues impacting the Juvenile Center. Intervenes when necessary in crisis situations in accordance with policy and procedure guidelines for physical and mechanical restraints, room confinements, or other appropriate action. Operates and monitor electronic security and communication equipment including control panel, intercom, computers, visual monitors, electronic doors, room sound detectors, and alarms. Monitors weather alert system. The duties stated are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person so classified and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.