AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of
TitleYouth Support Assistant (Perm)
Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers
Bargaining UnitISU - Institutional Services Unit (CSEA)
Salary RangeFrom $37507 to $46103 Annually
Jurisdictional Class Non-competitive Class
Compressed workweek allowed? No
Street Address Highland Residential Center
629 N. Chodikee Lake Road
Minimum Qualifications One year of satisfactory full time experience* in the care and programming of youth** under 21 years of age;
Or one year 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 high school graduation or equivalency diploma.
*Appropriate verifiable part-time experience will be accepted on a prorated basis.
**Direct –care experience with youth involved in the juvenile justice system or in an institutional, 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.
Duties Description Maintain facility security.
Vehicle and visitor checks for contraband.
Camera surveillance of facility.
Monitor movement throughout the facility.
Youth Support Assistants are required to attend training in approved Office of Children and Family Services restraint techniques two times a year (four hours each).
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
These positions exist in secure, limited secure and residential programs 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.
Additional Comments Background Investigation Requirements:
Prospective appointees will be: 1) Checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable. 2) Investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees. 3) Screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services
Email Address email@example.com
Street Bureau of Personnel - AAC
52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.