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DCYF Juvenile Rehabilitation Residential Counselor (CDP) - Snoqualmie

at State of Washington

Posted: 12/13/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2500987

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The Department of Children, Youth, and Families is a new cabinet agency in Washington State that has been established for the purpose of delivering existing services in a way that produces better outcomes for children, youth, and families served by the State of Washington.

Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and educationally, nurtured by family and community."

Salary:  $3,682.00 - $4,829.00 Monthly; plus an additional 5% premium pay for employees working in King County.

The Opportunity:
You can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth when you join our dedicated team at Echo Glen Children's Center. We need your chemical dependency treatment experience to provide comprehensive case management, transition planning, mental health counseling, and treatment referral services to for an assigned caseload of youth committed to Rehabilitation Administration (RA) care by the juvenile courts and who are preparing to return to their homes and communities. You will maintain the Exodus Program, a certified intensive inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program at Echo Glen Children's Center.

Work schedule is swing shifts with Monday and Tuesday off in the Kalama Cottage.

Some of what you'll do

  • Provide chemical dependency supervision and treatment to youth committed to Rehabilitation Administration care by the juvenile courts and who have a complex range of disorders and service needs.
  • Interview and administer/interpret screening tools and assessments, assess behavior, prioritize treatment targets, develop treatment plans, and implement interventions.
  • Facilitate various drug and alcohol related groups and prepare youth and their families for transition back to the community.
  • Perform routine security duties
  • Supervise and/or serve meals to resident groups
  • Monitor movement of residents within the facility and in the community, group
  • Document all legal treatment files
  • Supervise and assign chores within a living unit to meet health and hygiene standards.

What we're looking for:
Professionals who have a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) license or are enrolled in a CDP trainee program at a certified school. Trainees require continuous course enrollment and clinical supervision developing skills, knowledge and experience.
A Bachelor's degree AND one year of professional experience working with at-risk or justice system involved youth as a case manager, counselor, probation officer, parole officer, or experience working in a social service capacity planning directing, supervising, or facilitating interventions with at-risk juvenile justice system youth or related field.
One year of experience as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor Assistant.
A Master's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Social Sciences, or in an allied field will substitute for the one year of experience.

In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following:
  • Demonstrated understanding of adolescent development and juvenile rehabilitation practices and principles.
  • Experience providing cognitive/behavioral therapeutic interventions.
  • Demonstrated competency in relating to clients from diverse backgrounds and cultural groups.
  • Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences related to juvenile delinquency.
  • Ability to use verbal de-escalation and physical control techniques approved for intervention with verbally and or physically aggressive youth.
Supplemental Information:

Applicants selected for an interview will be required to pass a national fingerprint background check and complete a questionnaire mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) inquiring about any sexual misconduct. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

The initial screening will be based on the content and completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All information may be verified and documentation may be required. Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.

DCYF is an equal opportunity employer and supports equity, diversity, inclusion and respect.

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