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CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION-O.H. CLOSE YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Title:  SENIOR YOUTH CORRECTIONAL COUNSELOR
Salary: $5,940.00 - $7,513.00
Posted: 11/15/2013

Job Description:
ALL HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO STATE AND DEPARTMENTAL HIRING FREEZE/BUDGET APPROVAL AND RESTRICTIONS, RE-EMPLOYMENT AND SROA CLEARANCES. Applications will be screened and top candidates may be interviewed. You must have current certification list or lateral transfer eligibility to apply for this vacancy. If you do not, please visit www.jobs.ca.gov for exam information and active exam bulletins (Recruitments). IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA IN THE AREA OF THE APPLICATION WHERE YOU ENTER THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. (FOR EXAMPLE, ENTER LATERAL TRANSFER, LIST ELIGIBILITY). PLEASE INDICATE POSITION NUMBER ON YOUR APPLICATION. This position is under the supervision of the Treatment Team Supervisor (TTS) or Supervising Casework Specialist (SCWS). The Senior Youth Correctional Counselor (SYCC) actively supports the vision and mission of Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) by promoting a rehabilitative environment. The SYCC ensures that staff work collaboratively with youth in an interdisciplinary team approach to develop goals, case plans, transition plans and incentives for change. Reinforce the expectation that staff utilize skills consistent with the Integrated Behavior Treatment Model (IBTM) in order to effectively provide services to youth. These skills include but are not limited to: ensuring that unit staff understand the youth’s target behaviors that are derived from the youth’s risk/needs assessment and documented in the case plan; unit staff consistently deliver cognitive-behavioral interventions as designed and use the strength-based Positive Reinforcement System and Youth Incentive Program to reinforce desired behavior identified in groups and in the individual case plan; and ensures that staff use motivational interviewing strategies in day to day interactions with youth as well as in case conferences. The SYCC is responsible to coordinate and supervise the Youth Correctional Counselors (YCCs) in their coordination and supervision of various aspects of a youth’s program; be accountable for the cleanliness, security and order of the living unit; and provide direct supervision and guidance to assigned staff. Ensure all treatment and mandated services are met. Ensure all casework and other mandated reports are completed and submitted within due dates established. Review and monitor program delivery on a daily basis to ensure that all youth are involved in individual counseling, intervention and large group counseling. Facilitate and ensure large group counseling is held per mandates. Facilitate/co-facilitate weekly unit team meetings. May conduct intervention groups. Participate as needed in youth staffings and the case conference process. Ensure living unit orientation is provided to new youth. Participate as needed in youth assignments to other programs or levels of care. Coach and mentor staff to advance competence, fidelity and functionality of assessments, intervention-delivery, other services and the Behavior Management/ Reinforcement System. Review the daily living unit activities, the unit log, security log, shift schedule, and other related documents. Conduct monthly inspections and report health and safety issues. Regularly review electronic information system (EIS) to ensure compliance with required division and court mandates. Monitor staff training to ensure compliance with mandated training requirements, staff attendance and professional conduct. Coordinate and assist in developing recreational programs. Maintain a system of monitoring and accountability of recreational equipment and programming. Enforce sanitation procedures for living unit and conduct weekly inspections. Ensure all support needs are available to youth such as religious, medical, dental, barber, recreational, clothing, personal care items, canteen privileges and visiting, etc. Work closely with the Hall Manager to approve and oversee youth on Treatment Intervention Programs (TIP). Train and monitor staff to carry out the Behavior Management/Reinforcement System, the Disciplinary Decision Making System (DDMS), Youth Incentive Program, and Program Service Day (PSD). Provide for training of staff and youth in the Youth Grievance System and the set-up of PSD schedules. For youth refusing to respond to their program goals, assist with and ensure staff provide individual counseling, assessing the cause for refusal and ensure staff respond using a team motivational approach. Conduct quarterly treatment group observations. Update the Crisis Support Intervention Plans (CSIP) after each youth incident. Oversee and extend youth placed on the Temporary Intervention Program (TIP) paperwork and extensions. Respond to emergencies, escapes and incidents as needed. Communicate concerns about safety to youth, staff and supervisors. Model and promote safe practices for staff and youth. Ensure all security policies and procedures are adhered to, including the wearing of safety equipment by staff. Conduct monthly safety meetings with staff and youth. Ensure that living unit staff complete on-the-job-training (OJT) assignments. Promote collaboration and communication amongst various facility disciplines. Provide orientation to new living unit staff. Ensure staff are trained and meet minimum performance standards. Plan, coordinate, schedule and evaluate the work of assigned staff. Prepare YCC performance reports. Maintain supervisory work files on staff. Assist Treatment Team Supervisors/Supervising Casework Specialists in all progressive discipline matters. Meet with TTS/SCWS on a regular basis. Meet with Parole Agents/Casework Specialists on a weekly basis. Coordinate with other sections and disciplines to ensure that safety and treatment standards are met. Attend scheduled meetings and training. Participate in family engagement activities as appropriate.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Senior Youth Correctional Counselor 146 - 958 - 9580 - 008
Location County
O. H. Close, Stockton SAN JOAQUIN
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
12/03/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Personnel Office
P.O. Box 213004
Stockton, CA 95213-9004
Johnny Hang
(209) 944-6499

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