- Youth Facility Manager I
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is administrative work in a small residential facility, moderate-size day facility, or serving as an assistant manager in a large residential facility in a treatment program involving the supervision of staff and juvenile offenders committed to the custody of the Missouri Division of Youth Services with the Department of Social Services.
Directs and manages the operation of a small residential (10 beds) or moderate-size (16 or more slots) day treatment facility; or serves as an assistant manager in a large residential treatment facility (30 or more beds).
Plans, implements, supervises, and evaluates the details of a group treatment program and the provision of individualized services for juvenile offenders; provides training to staff.
Prepares reports on the progress of youth; prepares reports and documentation relating to staff.
Initiates purchase requests, receives supplies and equipment, and maintains related fiscal and inventory control records.
Maintains personnel and budgetary records for the facility, including personal accounts for assigned youth.
Develops and promotes community relations with schools, churches, public and/or private social services agencies, and other groups.
Meets with local officials, public and private agency heads, community groups, and the general public to explain the facility's functions, programs, and role in the community and solicit community support.
Develops volunteer, recreational, and related services.
Supervises the planning of menus and food services.
Maintains the physical facility and equipment; assumes responsibility for relationship with lessor of facility property.
Assists in overseeing outdoor activities.
Maintains security in buildings, grounds, and other posts; intervenes during emergencies or altercations to prevent escapes and gain physical control of youth (twenty-four  hours a day).
Receives supervision from an administrative supervisor; exercises considerable judgement, discretion, and initiative in the performance of duties within the established policies and procedures.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One or more years of experience as a Youth Group Leader or Service Coordinator (Youth Services) with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency, and a valid vehicle operator’s license.
Three or more years of professional experience in the treatment of juveniles as an Academic Teacher, School Counselor, Outdoor Rehabilitation Counselor, Recreation Officer, Regional Family Specialist, Registered Nurse, Special Education Teacher, Substance Abuse Counselor, Vocational Teacher, Youth Specialist II, and/or related higher level position with the Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency, and a valid vehicle operator’s license.
A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Counseling, Criminal Justice, Education, Psychology, Sociology, or Social Work; and,
One or more years of professional experience in the treatment of juveniles, which includes the supervision of staff and youth and responsibility for providing group and individual counseling and related treatment services; and possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.
(Professional experience in the treatment of juveniles which includes group or individual counseling techniques may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required degree.)
Ability to pass a background investigation administered by the Missouri Division of Youth Services.
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Comprehensive knowledge of individual and group behavior.
Comprehensive knowledge of individual and group counseling techniques, including verbal and physical crisis intervention/de-escalation techniques and emergency treatment procedures.
Comprehensive knowledge of the causes of juvenile delinquency and current methods of juvenile offender treatment.
Comprehensive knowledge of child development and family systems.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of minority group cultures.
Comprehensive knowledge of the general organization and operation of juvenile offender treatment programs.
Intermediate knowledge of available community resources and skill in developing resources.
Introductory knowledge of the principles and practices of basic supervision and management.
Introductory knowledge of the principles and practices of budgeting, fiscal administration, procurement, and inventory control.
Introductory knowledge of outdoor program activities.
Ability to develop, evaluate, modify, and implement treatment plans and programs.
Ability to supervise staff and youth working a variety of shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime.
Ability to project facility staff and equipment needs.
Ability to communicate effectively, create and maintain documentation, prepare reports, and present information clearly.
Ability to work a variety of shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime; ability to respond to crises situations when necessary
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with staff, community groups, the courts, other agencies, and the general public.
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