Youth Detention Worker

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Location: Rochester, NY Name: Youth Detention Worker
Type: County Department Job Announcements Deadline: Until Filled
Price: N/A
Salary: $32,215 - $39,270 annually

Description of Duties

This is a custodial position responsible for the constant supervision and observation primarily of adolescent youth (ages ten [10] – eighteen [18]) residing in the Monroe County Children’s Center (a secure detention facility), usually by Family Court Order.  Duties involve directing, counseling, and instructing youth in planned and unplanned instructional and recreational activities, daily living routines and performing court ordered transport of Persons in Need of Supervision (PINS) and Juvenile Delinquent youth (JD’s).  Youth Detention Workers work a variety of shifts and schedules.  The employee reports directly to, and works under the general supervision of Senior and Supervising Youth Detention Workers with wide latitude allowed in the performance of duties.  Does related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma, plus EITHER:

(A)  Two (2) years paid full‑time or its part‑time equivalent experience involving the custodial care, counseling or instruction of youth in a facility, institution or agency devoted to the care, education, rehabilitation or detention of youth (ages ten [10] to eighteen [18]); OR,

(B)  Two (2) years paid full-time or its part-time equivalent experience responsible for the protection of people or property in a position such as Police Officer, Security Specialist or Military Police; OR,

(C)  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associate's degree or successful completion of sixty (60) semester credit hours; OR,

(D)  An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of (A), (B), and (C) above.

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