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|Job Title:||Direct Care Juvenile Counselor|
|Hiring Organization:||Merrimac Detention Center|
|Salary Range:||Based on experience/education|
MINIMUM REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Requires a background investigation to include criminal history, child protective services, sex offender registry records check, and physical exam with drug test. Must maintain a current Virginia driver’s license, current tuberculin test, CPR, First Aid, Crisis Intervention, and all other certifications and training required by policy and standards upon hire. Starting Salary $35,917+ based on education and experience and a full benefits package.
This position performs the routine work of a Detention Counselor. Work includes direct supervision, care and custody of at-risk youth, crisis intervention/crisis counseling, implementing behavioral interventions, and facilitation of group sessions in a cognitive behavioral training environment. This position requires close physical contact with youth and the use of routine verbal intervention/de-escalation techniques, and occasional use of physical restraint through the application of Handle with Care techniques and restraint devices. This position also requires strip searches of youth.
This position works shifts on days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays. There is no scheduled meal break; however, a free meal is provided to staff during either the breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal times in which they attend with the youth. This position is subject to call 24 hours a day and is considered essential personnel in emergency situations. Duties are performed under the close supervision of a detention supervisor.
|Special Instructions:||Visit our website to download and complete the employment application.|
|Additional Online Information:||http://www.merrimac-center.net/|
|Contact Information:|| Kris Walker
9300 Merrimac Trail
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