Commonwealth of KY YOUTH WORKER III in Newport, Kentucky

61015BRAuto req ID:61015BRAgency ::54 - Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Location ::Campbell County # of Vacancies ::1Class Title ::YOUTH WORKER IIIDepartment/Division/Branch/Address ::Department of Juvenile Justice

Campbell Regional Juvenile Detention Center

590 Columbia Street

Newport, KY 41071Position Type ::Full-time Merit (18A)Work Week ::40.0 hr/wk Pay Grade ::11Special Entrance Rate ::NoPost Employment Requirements ::Must maintain a valid driver's license for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains a valid driver's license. Must successfully complete the Department of Juvenile Justice Training Academy within six months of appointment. http://www.djj.ky.gov/.Additional Requirements ::Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver's license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class. If this is necessary it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this job title maybe required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317.Description of Job Duties:The Department of Juvenile Justice uses The Diana Screen®. The screen is administered to candidates that may be in a position of trust with youth to help ensure that ethical boundaries between youth and adults are maintained. By completing The Diana Screen® staff, volunteers and interns are helping make the Department of Juvenile Justice as safe as possible for youth. For more information about The Diana Screen® please visit www.DianaScreen.com.

At third level of series, co-leads group counseling sessions and supervises/monitors juveniles committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Supervises and monitors activities of DJJ juveniles; assists juveniles in interpersonal skill development; co-leads group counseling sessions for assigned juveniles. Participates in juveniles’ individual treatment plan development; ensures security room checks are performed during shifts. Maintains shift logs regarding juveniles’ behaviors and events; completes incident reports and assists juveniles in complaint procedures. Provides routine building maintenance, housekeeping, etc. and notifies supervisors of corrections needed. Attends staff meetings, case conferences and trainings as assigned and directed. Performs other duties as assigned. This position is deemed essential and has been designated for mandatory operations by the Appointing Authority; therefore the incumbent is not eligible for Adverse Weather Leave.Special Requirements ::Must possess a valid driver's license prior to appointment in this classification. Must successfully complete the Department of Juvenile Justice Training Academy within six months of appointment. http://www.djj.ky.gov/ Must maintain any required licensure(s), certification(s), or other credentials for the length of employment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring employee possesses and maintains required licensure(s), certification(s) or other credentials.Job Group ::JUVENILE JUSTICECharacteristics of the Job ::Co-leads group counseling sessions for youth assigned to a group home, day treatment, residential or detention facility. Serves as shift supervisor in the absence of the Youth Worker Supervisor; OR Coordinates and provides transportation for committed youth; and performs other duties as required.Minimum Requirement - Education ::High school graduate.Minimum Requirement - Experience ::Must have three years of experience in the supervision and care of young adults (ages 12-21) in a residential, correctional, group home, detention or day treatment program. OR Three years of experience working in a community office setting providing transportation services to court committed young adults (ages 12-21).Substitute Education for Experience ::College will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. OR Successful completion of the Department of Juvenile Justice Training Academy or equivalent training program approved by the Commissioner of the Department of Juvenile Justice will substitute for two years of the required experience.Substitute Experience for Education ::None.Salary Range::Pay Grade 11 (MIN-MID) $26,483.04 - $35,080.56 yearly at 37.5 hour work week OR $28,248.48 - $37,419.36 yearly at 40 hour work week Work Schedule ::VariesPost Date ::04/17/2018Post Ending Date ::04/26/2018Vacancy Type ::Competitive - Open To All Candidates Pre-Employment Requirements::Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment in this classification. Employing agency is responsible for ensuring applicant possesses a valid driver's license.Probationary Period ::This job has an initial and promotional probationary period of 6 months. For additional information refer to: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/101/001/325.htm.FLSA Designation:NON-EXEMPT - The position(s) is/are not exempt from FLSA requirements for time and a half overtime compensation. The employee(s) will earn time and a half for time worked in excess of 40 hours per work week. Agency Contact email and/or telephone number ::TinaB.McMillian@ky.gov or 859-292-6371Unique Physical Requirements ::Incumbents must be able to exert physical effort in the proper restraint of residents based on behavior. May perform other physical efforts in assisting youth with recreational and work related projects. May exert physical effort in the performance of routine maintenance duties.Typical Working Conditions ::Typically works in a day treatment, group home, residential, community office setting or detention facility. May be exposed to hazards and dangers associated with operating a motor vehicle while providing transportation services.