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Iowa Department of Administrative Services Youth Services Technician in Eldora, Iowa

Youth Services Technician

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Youth Services Technician

Salary

$38,771.20 - $57,012.80 Annually

Location

Eldora - 50627 - Hardin County, IA

Job Type

Full-time

Agency

405 Dept of Human Services - State Training School (Eldora)

Job Number

21-03087

Closing

6/20/2021 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Ed Gilliland at egillil@dhs.state.ia.us or Larry Cranston at lcranst@dhs.state.ia.us

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Job Description

The State Training School (STS) at Eldora offers a holistic social, behavioral, psychiatric, academic and vocational program that utilizes counseling, treatment, and consequences paired with praise and opportunity to males, ages 12 to 18 years old who have been adjudicated delinquent. Services and programs provide individualized treatment and offer comprehensive education, with a goal of transitioning the young man back to his community. The facility is operated by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).

The Youth Services Technicians at the STS are integral to the successful outcome of young men at the facility. Their primary focus is to ensure campus safety and intervene to take control of situations that may arise. In addition, the Youth Services Tech.

Must respond to all calls for assistance in a timely fashion walking, climbing stairs, and when necessary assisting in the physical control/restraint of assaultive students using Safe Clinch techniques.

  • Maintain a controlled therapeutic atmosphere while supervising students visually observing student activity and listening to and observing student communication.

  • Communicate in an easy to understand manner verbally and in writing with co-workers, students, and the public.

  • Prepare concise written reports and enter them into the computer system.

  • Provide transportation of students as needed.

If you enjoy challenging, yet rewarding work helping students find stability in their lives and security in their future, and can work as part of a team to help reach these goals you will want to have a career at the STS.

The State Training School provides an environment rich in challenges that will allow you to play a meaningful role in the rehabilitation of these young men with no boring days. You will be the glue that helps pull these young men together.

Competitive wages and an excellent benefits package.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Graduation from high school, or G.E.D. and two years of full-time experience in a youth services program working directly in the treatment of adjudicated, at risk, or other youths needing service or assistance;

OR

an equivalent combination of education and experience substituting 30 semester hours of accredited post high school education in the social or behavioral sciences for each year of the required experience;

OR

employees withcurrentcontinuous experience in the state executive branch that includes one year of full-time work as a Youth Services Worker.

For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description. (https://das.iowa.gov/sites/default/files/hr/documents/class_and_pay/JobClassDescriptions/YouthServicesTechnician-03047.pdf)

Additional Qualification Requirements

Applicants must possess a valid driver's license.

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Have you filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq?

  • No - I have NOT filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

  • Yes - I HAVE filed a registration statement pursuant to the federal Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, 22 U.S.C. §611 et seq

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    Have you graduated from high school, or G.E.D.IF YES -How many years do you have of full-time experience in a youth services program working directly in the treatment of adjudicated, at risk, or other youths needing service or assistance?

  • Not applicable – I have not graduated from high school, or G.E.D

  • No experience working directly in the treatment of adjudicated, at risk, or other youths needing service or assistance

  • Less than two years of full time experience working directly in the treatment of adjudicated, at risk, or other youths needing service or assistance

  • Two years or more of full time experience working directly in the treatment of adjudicated, at risk, or other youths needing service or assistance

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    How many years do you have of COMBINED post high school education in social or behavioral sciences and full time experience working directly in the treatment of adjudicated, at risk, or other youths needing service or assistance?

  • Not applicable – I do not have post high school education in social or behavioral sciences or experience in the identified areas

  • Less than two years of a combination of education and/or experience in the identified areas

  • Two years or more of a combination of education and/or experience in the identified areas

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    Are you a current State of Iowa employee - executive branch?IF YES -How many months do you have of full-time work in the classification of Youth Services Worker for the State of Iowa?

  • I am not a State of Iowa employee

  • No experience as a Youth Services Worker for the State of Iowa

  • Less than 12 months of experience as a Youth Services Worker for the State of Iowa

  • 12 months or more of experience as a Youth Services Worker for the State of Iowa

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Agency

State of Iowa

Agency

405 Dept of Human Services - State Training School (Eldora)

Address

State Training School for Boys3211 W EdgingtonEldora, Iowa, 50627

Website

http://dhs.iowa.gov/mhds/mental-health/in-patient/juvenile-facility/eldora

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