RI Department of Children, Youth and Families Division of Youth Development - Juvenile Program Worker

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Department RI Department of Children, Youth and Families Division of Youth Development
TypeCorrections
Job TitleJuvenile Program Worker
Deadline Dec 31, 2022 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
ContactColleen.walters@dcyf.ri.gov
Location Cranston, RI
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RI Department of Children, Youth and Families Division of Youth Development, RI Public Safety Jobs

The Department of Children Youth and Families: Division of Youth Development is currently seeking candidates for its 25th Rhode Island Training School Pre-Service Academy.

General statement of duties:

The Juvenile Program Worker is a uniformed staff position that provides for the care, custody, supervision, and security of the youth incarcerated in the Rhode Island Training School. The Rhode Island Training School is a juvenile correctional facility for adolescent males and females. Duties also include assisting in the rehabilitation, education, treatment of the residents as well as doing related work as required.

Benefits and Salary (upon appointment):

State medical and life insurance benefits package, paid vacation and sick leave, and college reimbursement programs, salary range from $50,140.-56,906.

Minimum Qualifications and Educational Requirements:

Qualified applicants must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • 21 years or older
  • Possess a valid Rhode Island driver’s license
  • Possess a minimum of an Associate degree or 60 credits acquired from an accredited college
  • Experience working with adolescent youth preferred

Application Process:

  • Subject to BCI/NCIC background clearances
  • Subject to a Child Protective Services background clearance
  • Subject to Drug Screening
  • Successfully pass a Physical Fitness Agility Battery (PFAB) Exam using the PFAB Standards for Physical Fitness
  • Participate in first and second interviews with multi-disciplinary teams
  • Subject to Psychological screening

The PFAB Standards for Physical Fitness are as follows:

PFAB STANDARDS FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS

FEMALE

Assessment

Battery

Age

18-19

Age

20-29

Age

30-39

Age

40-49

Age

50-59

1 minute

Push-up

15

15

11

9

n/d

1 minute

Sit-up

32

32

25

20

14

300 Meter

Run (sec)

71.0

71.0

79.0

94.0

n/d

1.5mile run (min)

14:50

14:50

15:38

16:21

18:07

 

MALE

Assessment

Battery

Age

18-19

Age

20-29

Age

30-39

Age

40-49

Age

50-59

1 minute

push-up

29

29

24

18

13

1 minute

sit-up

41

38

35

29

24

300 Meter

Run (sec)

59.0

59.0

58.9

72:0

83.2

1.5mile run

(min)

12:38

12:38

13:04

13:49

15:03

 


RI Department of Children, Youth and Families Division of Youth Development, RI Public Safety Jobs

All qualified applicants must complete a 8-week Pre-Service Training Academy (40 hours a week) at a current rate of $800.00 per week that includes trainings in, but are not limited to:

  • Security Procedures
  • Situational Awareness/Officer Safety
  • Supervision
  • De-escalation and Restraint Techniques
  • Juvenile Rights
  • Emergency Procedures, CPR/AED/First Aid
  •  Interpersonal Communication Skills
  • Hiatt Tactical Handcuffing

After graduating from the Pre-Service Training Academy candidates may be placed on a hiring list and offered employment upon positions becoming available.

RI Department of Children, Youth and Families Division of Youth Development, RI Public Safety Jobs

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

At the time of appointment applicants must be capable of performing (with or without reasonable accommodation) the essential duties as evidenced by a physician's certificate and must continue to be qualified to perform assigned duties through employment.  Must have successfully completed and graduated from Department of Children, Youth and Families Juvenile Corrections Pre-Service Training Program. In accordance with RIGL 42-28.3-1 no person shall be appointed temporary, probationary, or permanent until they have been evaluated and tested by a certified psychologist and receive a satisfactory rating in writing. 

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND DIVERSITY EMPLOYER.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any individual with a disability who requires assistance to effectively participate in the application process should contact Janet Mahoney, Chief Implementation Aide, at the above telephone number.

 

Please direct questions regarding this position to Colleen.walters@dcyf.ri.gov


Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant's responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

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