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Youth Counselor Supervisor - YRTC-Kearney

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Kearney, NE

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Youth Counselor Supervisor - YRTC-Kearney

SALARY: $21.49 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 11/28/18
CLOSING DATE: 12/10/18 11:59 PM
DEPARTMENT: Health & Human Services Department
The Youth Rehabilitation and Treatment Center in Kearney, Nebraska is looking for team players to work with other professionals in providing supervision to male youth offenders. 

YRTC-K 2802 30th Ave. Kearney, NE 68845 
10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. Monday-Friday schedule may vary depending on the needs of the facility 
Plans, assigns, directs and evaluates the work of Youth Counselors including recommending personnel actions related to selection, promotions, disciplinary procedures, performance, grievance dispositions and work assignments to ensure efficient and effective accomplishment of the work. Trains staff in agency and facility policies, processes, rules and regulations to improve and maintain job performance levels of employees. Ensures all required staff training is complete. Reviews assessments and treatment plans prepared by Youth Counselors to ensure appropriate servicesare identified for utilization. Oversees youth assigned to a Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Center to ensure security, health and safety needs have been met. Oversees youth treatment services including assessment, classification, coordination and evaluation of available resources. Resolves problems relating to the implementation of individualized treatment plans, coordinates treatment objectives with other activities. Conducts individual/group therapy sessions with youth as necessary. Conducts interviews with youth and performs research on youth history and background to collect data. Communicates with parents, legal professionals, probation officers, and other agencies. Participates in discharge planning. 
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in the areas of criminal justice, behavioral sciences, human services or other major study in one of the social sciences AND three years experience in working with youth committed to a Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Center. 
Knowledge of: the principles and techniques of supervision; basic counseling techniques and procedures; programs and opportunities open to youth who have been assigned to a Youth Rehabilitation Treatment Center; agency and facility policies, procedures, rules and regulations; counseling methods and techniques; the principles of individual and group interaction; crisis intervention techniques. Ability to: instruct, supervise and direct staff; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of people in varying situations; interact with youth from a variety of socio/economic cultural and educational backgrounds; observe and understand human behavior; apply problem solving techniques to a variety of different circumstances 

Job Details

Date Posted December 6, 2018
Date Closes December 10, 2018
Located In Kearney, NE
Department NE DHHS
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Mon: 8 am to 4 pm
Tue: 8 am to 4 pm
Wed: 8 am to 4 pm
Thu: 8 am to 4 pm
Fri: 8 am to 4 pm
SOC Category 21-1094.00 Community Health Workers
Zipcode 68847

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program

This job requires the following skills

  • Educational Management
  • Abuse Reporting
  • Mandt System
  • Medical Case Management
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
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