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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AIDE (ONLINE EXAM)
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YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AIDE (ONLINE EXAM)
Salary

$35,907.00 Annually
Location

State-Wide, PA
Job Type

CIVIL SERVICE ONLINE EXAM FOR FUTURE VACANCIES
Department

Department of Human Services
Job Number

CS-20180013-41790
Closing

Continuous

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THE POSITION

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is seeking dedicated and attentive individuals to make a difference in the lives of court-adjudicated youth. Apply today to become a Youth Development Aide!
This position involves a willingness to work with a diverse population, along with a driving desire to make a difference in the lives of youth.
Full-time employment with excellent pay & benefits. Work is performed in 24/7/365 operations requiring various shifts, weekends, holidays, voluntary and possible mandatory overtime.
The locations of the Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services (BJJS) facilities for which position vacancies will be posted are as follows:
Youth Forestry Camp #2 (YFC #2) Carbon County, White Haven, PA
North Central Secure Treatment Unit (NCSTU) Montour County, Danville, PA
Loysville Youth Development Center (LYDC) Perry County, Loysville, PA
South Mountain Secure Treatment Unit (SMSTU) Franklin County, South Mountain, PA
Youth Forestry Camp #3 (YFC #3), Huntingdon County, James Creek, PA
If you would like an opportunity to join our team efforts to help court-adjudicated youth become more responsible, contributing citizens in their communities, follow the detailed instructions below.
IMPORTANT:YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS ONLINE EXAM POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE YOUR SCORE PRIOR TO APPLYING TO A SPECIFIC VACANCY POSTING FOR THIS TITLE. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL EACH TIME A SPECIFIC VACANCY FOR THIS JOB TITLE IS POSTED ON THE WEBSITE. YOU MUST SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR EACH SPECIFIC VACANCY IN WHICH YOU ARE INTERESTED.
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU APPLY TO A VACANCY POSTING PRIOR TO RECEIVING A SCORE, YOU WILL BE DEEMED INELIGIBLE. YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO APPLY TOTHIS EXAM POSTING AND COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Are you outgoing, motivated, and up for a challenge mentally, emotionally and physically?
Can you develop effective relationships with court-adjudicated youth to help address personal problems and provide positive reinforcement to instill proper attitudes and responsible behaviors?
Do you respond well in controversial situations and hold others plus yourself accountable for actions?
If so, here is a further description of the duties a YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AIDE gets to perform.
Actively engage with court-adjudicated youth requiring guidance, instruction, treatment and specialized services in a secure or restricted setting. Provide for the physical care, custody, and supervision of the youths' daily activities that include recreation, housekeeping, personal hygiene, work assignments and program requirements. Assist professional staff in implementing treatment plans and reporting youths' progress in attaining goals. Communicate with youth about their thought processes, actions and personal problems to provide insight into responsible behaviors and attitudes. When appropriate, maintain order by verbally and physically intervening with disruptive, emotionally improper and suicidal youth. Use of appropriate physical restraint techniques to prevent escapes, control aggressiveness and maintain a safe, secure or restricted environment is required. Training provided.
Provide guidance in social and emotional growth by role modeling values and ideals that elicit a genuine desire in court-adjudicated youth to change behaviors.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY
Qualifications:
+ PA residency currentlywaivedfor this title
+ Minimum Experience and Training Requirements -Successful completion of the Youth Development Aide Trainee program; OR One year of experience in the care, custody, activities or personal guidance of adolescents or adults in a behavioral, educational or community-based capacity; OR Completion of 30 college credits, which included 12 credits in behavioral sciences or criminal justice.
+ Necessary Special Requirement -Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application.
+ Must be able to perform essential job functions
Some positions come under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
+ Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports, including but not limited to, PA State Police, Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI clearance.
Commonwealth employment requirement:
+ A conditional offer of employment will require satisfacto
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