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DATE:2/14/22
STATUS:Temporary, Part Time
HOURLY RATE:$15.50 - $18.00
TITLE:YOUTH WORKER
GRADE:00
LOCATION:4125 Washtenaw
UNION AFFILIATION:On Call
 
JOB SUMMARY
There are no guarantee of hours for this position.

Washtenaw County is in search of YOUTH WORKERS for the Juvenile Detention Center located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Successful candidates will be compassionate but firm, have the emotional intelligence to deescalate conflict and combative situations, and have the ability to demonstrate positive leadership when working with youth.
Candidates must be flexible with scheduling and available weekdays during the day and evenings, and weekends. In most cases shift work will be scheduled, but on-call opportunities will exist when vacancies occur.
Opportunity for transition to full-time employment is possible, but not guaranteed.
The Youth Worker position ensures the safety and security for Detention Center residents, visitors, and staff within the facility. Supervises, guides, and counsels residents through daily activities within the framework of the residential, educational and afternoon programming.
This is a part-time position. No benefits are included.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Essential Duties:

  • Provides supervision and direction to youth as they participate in daily living activities.
  • Provides security and safety for assigned youth by following established program procedures, daily routines and maintaining youth within line of sight at all times.
  • Attends to scheduled room checks at fifteen (15) minute intervals.
  • Maintains Control Station, taking incoming calls and logging information, etc.
  • Tends to personal needs of youth, letting them in and out of their rooms, getting supplies, etc.
  • Checks for contraband in rooms and detention area.
  • Maintains and enforces detention rules and regulations.
  • Communicates information concerning daily activity of youth to oncoming shift.
  • Participates in programs and scheduled recreational activities with youth on shift.
  • Tends to emergency medical situations notifying proper staff, contacting ambulance, etc.
  • Facilitates daily educational life skills and Rational Behavior Training (RBT) groups.
  • May physically restrain out of control youth.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
WORKING CONDITIONS
Possible exposure to physical assault by youths; exposure to youths with various states of cleanliness and hygiene; exposure to various bodily fluids; exposure to communicable diseases of youth.
EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS
Valid driver's license.
Must be certified or be able to become certified in CPR and first aid. Must be certified in approved physical management system or be able to become certified in approved physical management system (trainings provided by employer).
EDUCATION
Possession of a high school diploma or its equivalent.
EXPERIENCE
Prefer one (1) year of experience in working with delinquent children in a youth-oriented setting, but not required.
The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job should be considered.

FILING DEADLINE: 12/31/22

CONTROL NUMBER: 2202-6600-0000-0000

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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