Group Life Coordinator 2- Oak Creek Pool (OYA18-0020oc)
Oregon Youth Authority
Albany, Oregon, United States
Job type: fulltime
Job industry: Administration
Announcement: OYA18-0020oc - Albany
!!! WE ARE HIRING !!!
Come and join our exceptional team of Group Life Coordinators at the Oak Creek
Youth Correctional Facility.
The Group Life Coordinator 2 ensures a safe and secure environment for the public, youth, and staff. The Group Life Coordinator 2 provides pro-social role modeling by working directly with youth carrying out the specific day to day functions of each unit. This includes coaching, confronting, and correcting the behavior of youth offenders.
The mission of OYA is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth offenders accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments. OYA's core values are integrity, professionalism, accountability, and respect which provide the foundation of the decisions, actions, and practices that make up the agency's daily work. These core values guide and inform all that agency staff do to protect the public safety, reduce crime, hold youth offenders accountable, aid in their reformation, and keep them safe.
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- This announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill permanent, full-time vacancies as they occur at Oak Creek Youth Correctional Facility in Albany.
- This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
- We may use this recruitment to fill multiple vacancies.
- We may use this recruitment to fill temporary positions as they occur.
- Support the positive potential of each youth and their reformation plan through daily interaction.
- Ensure that employee interaction with youth is consistent with individual treatment plans while counseling and guiding to continue to establish rapport.
- Observe, evaluate, and record youth behavior, attitude, and performance. Record youth attendance and participation in treatment groups, recreations, vocational/educational activities, and/or community service. Document unusual incidents and critical events in daily logs.
- Prepare Youth Incident Reports (YIRs) on the youth incidents that are observed or participated in.
- Acknowledge appropriate behavior, confront inappropriate behavior, and address as necessary while conducting regular one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions.
- May verbally and/or physically intervene to control youth offender behavior. May physically restrain youth as necessary.
- Assign, train, and supervise youth who are performing chores on living units and jobs within the facility (e.g., maintenance, kitchen, laundry, landscaping, janitorial, etc.).
- Supervise youth performing community based work crew activities where appropriate.
- Observe and monitor youth offenders for suicide prevention and potential health and safety risks.
- Conduct security inspections and searches of facility, grounds, and state vehicles.
- Administer medication to youth (under the training and indirect supervision of medical staff) and maintain contact with medical staff to ensure appropriate medical care for the youth.
- May provide secure transport of youth to appointments within the community.
- OYA facilities are tobacco free environments.
- Shift work in a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation, with night shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.
- Adhere to the dress code of the specific work site.
- Frequent exposure to verbal abuse, threats, and dealing with impulsive, rebellious, assaultive youth.
- The use of reasonable force in the performance of duties or during a disturbance or other emergency situation may be required.
- Physical standards for vision, hearing, dexterity, push/pull, running, and jogging.
- Transport youth as requested, and, if in a security position, operate state vehicles constantly.
You must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid driver license and acceptable driving record.
You must possess a high school diploma or GED certificate, or other proof of education at the same or higher level AND
Six months full-time experience working with 12 to 18 year-old juvenile delinquent adolescents in either a residential care or treatment program; OR
An Associate degree from an accredited school in a behavioral science or certificate from a community college or other equivalent training program.
Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following.
- Ability to encourage and motivate others.
- Ability to understand and embrace various racial, ethnic, and cultural differences.
- Demonstrate awareness of the social structures and barriers our diverse population experience, and the commitment to create a culture of diversity and inclusion.
- Ability to work as a team player and provide back-up as needed and requested.
- Strong verbal & written communication skills.
- Commitment to high ethical standards.
- Ability to analyze problems and develop appropriate course of action.
- Knowledge of the principles and techniques of juvenile corrections or probation, juvenile treatment, rehabilitation or probation, law enforcement, social casework, and/or therapeutic treatment of developmentally disabled, mentally ill or socially maladjusted persons.
- Ability to assist youth in working through difficult conflicts.
We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.
- Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. There is no need to attach a resume to your application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.
- The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.
- Complete the supplemental questions.
We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current OYA employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, fingerprint based criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position. This position also requires a Physical Abilities Test (PAT).
The PAT includes the following elements that applicants need to demonstrate the ability to:
- Ability to handle, feel, and have finger dexterity using both hands.
- Ability to move, carry or hold objects weighing from 6 lbs up to 165 lbs moving a maximum of 54 feet.
- Ability to kneel, bend, turn and stand, turn and sit, reach and crawl.
- Ability to perform 15 step-ups on a 12-inch stepping platform.
- Ability to run or jog 100 yards.
- Ability to hold body weight in the push-up position for 50 seconds.
- Ability to hold a 6lb medicine ball at chest level with arms extended for a period of 40 seconds.
- Ability to complete the circuit outlined above two times with a 1 minute break between sessions.
- Acceptable vision of at least 20/30 (with or without correction) in both eyes, with peripheral vision of 160 degrees from a distance of 20 feet.
- Have binaural hearing (aided or unaided) in ranges from 500 to 2000 Hz and from 20 to 60 db.
All positions in OYA require the incumbent to serve as a "mandatory reporter" of child abuse.
OYA is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Youth Authority from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit:
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) requires correctional organizations to ensure that their employees are Tuberculosis (TB) free. All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test which is currently the requirement of the CDC to establish a TB free "base line." Rather than OYA conducting the test, employees may choose to work with their personal health care providers to provide the agency with medical documentation that demonstrates that they are TB free. If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse..... click apply for full job details