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*Group Life Coordinator 2 Temp (Camp Riverbend) - Salem

Company: Oregon Youth Authority
Location: Salem
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Job Description:

Location: River Bend - OYA
Initial Posting Date:09/05/2019 Application Deadline:09/19/2019 Agency:Oregon Youth Authority Salary Range:$3,180 - $4,618 Position Type:Employee Position Title:*Group Life Coordinator 2 Temp (Camp Riverbend) Job Description:
OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITY

TEMPORARY GROUP LIFE COORDINATOR 2

LaGrande - CAMP RIVERBEND YOUTH TRANSITION PROGRAM
Come and join our exceptional team of Group Life Coordinators at the--Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility.OYA has a current opening for a Temporary Group Life Coordinator 2 position at the Camp Riverbend Youth Transitional Facility located in LaGrande. This position 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.Riverbend Youth Transition Program provides a bridge from the secure facilities to community placement.--They provide youth the opportunity to continue treatment, attend school and build vocational skills.--Youth work on community service projects, supervised work crews and town jobs to instill a work ethic, accountability and responsibility through payment of restitution to both victims and the community. To learn more about Camp RiverBend, please click here.A Little About OYA:The Oregon Youth Authority is a national leader in the juvenile justice field, pioneering the implementation of a positive human development framework for its work with staff and youth, and using data to match the right youth with the right services. The mission of OYA is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.Please take a moment to watch this quick video about Oregon Youth Authority, our team and our culture--bit.ly/work4OYA. For more information please visit--www.oregon.gov/oya.What's in it for You?
OYA values our employees. We believe that your time outside of the office is as valuable as it is inside the office. We offer a great work/life balance with flexible work schedules and a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family. Our employee share percent for our medical plans is only 1% or 5% - depending on the plan you choose.
  • Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation.
  • Vacation leave earned at 8 hours per month with the ability to roll over unused time across fiscal years with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments.
  • 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year.
  • We also offer our employees optional benefits ranging from life insurance to short and long term disability to flexible spending accounts.
  • A pension plan and an opportunity to defer pre-tax earnings for retirement, health care deductibles, child care, and transportation.
  • Grow your career with us " we offer unlimited growth potential in a variety of disciplines.
  • These benefits are just the beginning,--click here--to visit our full benefits website. Discover more--about working in Oregon state government by--clicking here.Additional Information:
    • Under-fill opportunity: The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a GLC2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for a GLC1 ($2711 - $3823 monthly/$15.64 - $22.05 hourly) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for a GLC2. Under-fill training will not exceed three years.
    • Representation: This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU) DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
      • 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. WORKING CONDITIONS:
        • 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. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
          • --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. DESIRED ATTRIBUTES/APPLICATION SCORING CRITERIA:--In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview.
            • Experience working in a team setting and communicating information.
            • Experience utilizing problem-solving techniques.
            • Experience providing and utilizing skills as a mentor or as a coach.
            • Experience demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills (assessed in application materials as well at the time of interview). How to apply:
              • If you are applying internally, update your employee Workday profile and submit your application. You can upload your resume and the system will parse your information into the Job History section of your profile.
              • If you are applying through the external job site, you can upload/drag and drop your resume. The system will parse your information into the application"make sure your work experience appears correctly in the application.
              • Complete questionnaire.
              • After you submit your application, be sure to respond to the public records request authorization. This screen will come after you submit and will complete the process.If you are an employee, the PRR task will come to your Workday inbox. Pre-employment Checks:--
                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 on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.
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                The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is responsible for complying with the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) prohibits OYA from hiring, promoting or contracting with anyone (who has direct contact with residents) who have been convicted of engaging or attempting to engage in sexual activity in the community facilitated by force, overt or implied threats of force, or coercion, or if the victim did not consent or was unable to consent or refuse.
                --
                This standard requires OYA to conduct criminal background checks, conduct a check of the state's child abuse registry, and made its best efforts to contact prior institutional employers to obtain this information.
                --
                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, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.Veteran's Points:
                Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website:--Veterans Resources.-- Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-(see application details).
                Note:--DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.Have Questions?:
                • For questions about the job announcement, call (see application details) or email (see application details). THE OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, COMMITTED TO SELECTING, TRAINING, SUPPORTING AND EMPOWERING A COMPETENT AND DIVERSE WORKFORCE.

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