Youth Support Specialist
Company: New York State Office of Children and Family Servi
Posted on: September 25, 2022
Two years full-time experience* in the care and programming of
youth** under 21 years of age;
OR two years of full-time experience* in the care, programming
and/or secure custody of residential clients in a health care,
mental hygiene or correctional institutional setting;
OR an Associate's degree AND six months experience as described
OR a Bachelor's degree;
OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of the above education and
OR a high school graduation or equivalency diploma AND one year of
*Appropriate verifiable part-time experience will be accepted on a
*Direct care experience with youth involved in the juvenile justice
system or in an institution, camp, school, community center, youth
rehabilitation program, or residential center.
Satisfactory completion of the probation period must include
possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license and the
ability to operate a motor vehicle legally in New York State.
Establish a relationship of confidence and trust, supervise and
guide youth under their supervision. Create a safe, healthy and
therapeutic living environment that supports the acquisition and
utilization of pro-social skills for youth under their care.
Develop youths' positive attitudes towards personal hygiene,
appearance, manners, work and study habits.
Attend case conferences, community and staff meetings.
Establish rapport and attempt to allay anxieties and tensions.
Supervise and/or assist youth during various work assignments.
Assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with youths'
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the
Please note: These positions exist in facilities operated by the
New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Anticipated
vacancies are located throughout the state.
The nature of this position requires shift, weekend, holidays, and
overtime assignment, including mandatory overtime.
Youth Support Specialists are required to attend training in
approved Office of Children and Family Services restraint
techniques two times a year (four hours each).
Keywords: New York State Office of Children and Family Servi, Syracuse , Youth Support Specialist, Other , Lansing, New York
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