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Minimum Qualifications Two years full-time experience* in the care and programming of youth** under 21 years of age;
OR two years 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 an Associate’s degree AND six months experience as described above*;
OR a Bachelor’s degree;
OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of the above education and experience requirements;
OR a high school graduation or equivalency diploma AND one year of experience*
Additionally, all candidates must meet physical and medical standards established for this title, as determined by a strength and agility test and medical examination.
*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 institution, 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.
Establish a relationship of confidence and trust, supervise and guide youth under their supervision. Create a safe, healthy and therapeutic living environment that supports the acquisition and utilization of pro-social skills for youth under their care.
Develop youths’ positive attitudes towards personal hygiene, appearance, manners, work and study habits.
Attend case conferences, community and staff meetings.
Establish rapport and attempt to allay anxieties and tensions.
Supervise and/or assist youth during various work assignments.
Assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with youths’ families.
Youth Division Aides are required to attend training in approved Office of Children and Family Services restraint techniques two times a year (4 hours each).
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview.
Additional Comments Please specify in your cover letter and/or resume how you meet the minimum qualifications (as described above) when responding to this posting. For example, you should provide specific date ranges for qualifying experience, qualifying education or certifications, or the age range of individuals served. Non-specific submissions may disqualify you from further consideration if the information you provide does not meet the minimum qualifications.
Qualified Veterans may be eligible for an on-the-job stipend from the Veteran’s Administration, as the training program for this position is an approved program for GI Bill On-The-Job Training Benefits.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
52 Washington Street, 231 North
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number of the position being applied for. Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. 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.