Youth Security Specialist II/2nd Shift – LRC Whitehall
You have the passion, we have the opportunities – let’s make a difference for Nebraskans!!
The State of Nebraska, Department of Health and Human Services is seeking (2) full-time Youth Security Specialist II – 2nd shift, for the Division of Behavioral Health at Lincoln Regional Center Whitehall. Work Schedule: 2nd Shift (3:00pm – 11:00pm) full-time available, days off are Monday and Tuesday
What we can offer you:
- Stable Employment Opportunity
- Career Development and Learning
- Tuition Reimbursement
- 156% match of first 4.8% contribution to Retirement Plan
- 13 Paid Holidays
- Generous Leave Accruals and benefits
- Opportunity to be part of a caring organization
- Opportunity to make a difference
- Respect as a valued team member
DHHS State of Nebraska values our employees by providing a supportive environment that strives to promote Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging. We recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job qualifications and at all levels without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, or genetics.
Responsible for providing direct supervision of adolescents by maintaining a secure, safe and clean environment. Maintaining a structured and therapeutic environment. Implementing individual treatment plans, observing and documenting daily behaviors. Must be able to be Medication Aide trained in order to pass medications to the youth. Occasionally responsible for transporting youth to appointments or off grounds activities. Utilizing Handle with Care techniques, written, verbal and electronic communication as well as have computer skills.
REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 21 years of age, must have a high school diploma or equivalent education, and must possess a valid drivers license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation.
PREFERRED: Coursework/training in: social work, criminal justice, counseling and guidance, human development and the family, psychology, mental health care, education, social/behavioral sciences, human services or related area OR Experience in: child or youth care, teaching, foster care, delinquency prevention, juvenile court systems, community work related to children and youth, behavioral health systems, patient care, nursing or other areas involving contact or interaction with youth or families.
OTHER: Must be able to attend and complete one (1) week of New Employee Orientation, attendance during this time is mandatory. Must be able to work a shift assignment which includes weekends, holidays, and mandatory overtime.
Knowledge of: principles and practices of group and family systems theory behavioral prevention and intervention techniques adolescent growth and development individual counseling theory and practice adolescent sexuality recreational theory and practice first aid basic sanitation and personal hygiene basic counseling and crisis intervention techniques behavioral prevention and intervention techniques.
Skill in: organizing and prioritizing ones own work communicating to relay information to staff, management, industry professionals and family members/guardians communicating with youth in a way that reinforces feelings of self-worth listening to and understanding information received providing learning experiences to enhance insight and growth of youth being aware of others actions and reactions persuading others to change their minds or behaviors bringing others together to reconcile differences.
Ability to: learn and apply facility policies, rules and regulations learn and understand social and legal issues in child welfare learn and apply security measures intervene in crisis situations while maintaining the safety of youth and staff perform housekeeping and maintenance duties in accordance with health standards develop and maintain purposeful relationships with youth plan, organize and participate in a variety of recreational or vocational activities observe, assess and document adolescent behavior work in a team setting to implement residential programs and develop and implement individual growth plans lift, push, pull or bend to assist youth in meeting their needs and maintaining safety.
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