Career Opportunities

Below is a list of the current openings, along with the date each item was posted. Please contact the individual indicated within the advertisement for more information about the position. If you have opportunities to post or encounter problems with the links, send a message to hbgoffice@pccyfs.org.

Clinician, Abraxas Academy

Posting Date: 12/7/2016

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming. We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

Summary

This position is responsible for providing clinical services, implementing clinical services policy and standards, and supporting clinical development for the facility.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Provides clinical services to assigned clients as per the guidelines of licensing agencies and ensures compliance with policies and procedures as well as with regulatory and licensing agencies.
  • Coordinates interfacing of clinical services with educational, medical, community services, family services, and the training department.
  • Performs individual and group therapy under the direction of the clinical director.
  • Provides appropriate documentation which includes: developing treatment plans and monthly reports on client behavior, attitude, achievement, education, and overall progress in the program.
  • Analyzes and interprets client records, behavior, progress, and treatment plans in relationship with treatment services.
  • Conducts client file reviews in a timely manner to ensure regulatory compliance.
  • Supervises, assists with hiring, and evaluates staff performance, develops measurable objectives for necessary improvements and implements appropriate corrective action to staff adhering to human resources policies and utilizing Human Resources when necessary.
  • Confers with judges, probation officers, police, social service agencies, and community groups to assist with interpreting the facility goals and objectives and developing cooperative working relationships.
  • Ensures that programming and services are appropriate to meet the needs of clients exhibiting delinquent behaviors such as substance use/abuse issues.
  • Participates in Multi-Disciplinary Treatment team meetings (MDT’s) regarding client behavior, diagnosis, and progress as a member of the treatment planning team.
  • Interacts closely with school staff members to ensure overall treatment goals and educational outcomes are accomplished.
  • Conducts in-service training and clinical consultations as well as assisting with regulatory compliance.
  • Serves as liaison with external contacts such as probation officers, family members, and other interested parties.
  • Interprets programmatic treatment needs for staff members and assists with providing and implementing the integrated services.
  • Assumes responsibility for specified areas of service such as client follow-up, group therapy sessions, family therapy services, and etc.
  • Assumes supervisory role in the absence of a supervisor based upon program/facility requirements and licensure.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the clinical program, which includes individual/group counseling and scheduled daily programmatic activities.
  • Ensures all documentation is completed in a timely manner and meets regulatory compliance.
  • Represents the program/facility at judicial hearings.
  • Ensures that goals and objectives from clients’ individualized treatment plans are being addressed; Modifies clients’ individualized treatment plan as needed.
  • Assists in maintaining the safety and security of the program/facility.
  • Works closely with clinical director, case managers, treatment supervisors, senior treatment supervisors and education department to ensure that all youth involved in work program fulfill restitution, and court costs and fines obligations.
  • Participates in developing an effective team, directs and supports employees and co-workers, and provides feedback and mentoring.
  • Role models and teaches effective supervision and management of clients, interacts meaningfully with clients, and observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information as it relates to client information.
  • Implements and mentors employees regarding Youth Services policies on professional expectations, code of conduct and other practices and procedures, serves as a role model for clients and employees and supports the company’s mission, goals and objectives.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements
The following educational requirements are acceptable for this classification including
  • Master’s Degree in chemical dependency, psychology, social work, counseling, nursing or other related field and one year of clinical experience.
Other Qualifications
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.
How To Apply

All applicants must apply online at jobs.geogroup.com.

For questions and concerns contact:
Gilbert A. Diaz, Recruiter, Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive, P.O. Box 645, Morgantown, PA 19543

Tel: (610) 913-8000 ext. 339 Fax: (561) 443-6024
Email: gdiaz@abraxasyfs.com

Director of Programs, Auberle

Posting Date: 2/8/2017

Auberle is seeking a passionate, mission driven, servant-leader that is committed to our mission of helping troubled children and families heal themselves.

Organization

Auberle is an award winning, dynamic, nonprofit organization serving at risk children and families since 1952. The success of our youth and families has been recognized with many awards including Agency of the Year in the country by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, the Wishart Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, an inaugural Smart 50 agency by Smart Business magazine and for four years in a row both a Top Workplace by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a Healthiest Employer by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In 2016, we were given the distinction of the Top workplace for employees who feel that their employer provides them with the formal training that they want and the #1 Healthiest Employer. Auberle operates 16 program service areas from multiple sites with 220+ staff serving over 3,400 people. Last year, we added several new programs, 42 new positions, and grew our agency budget by 44% to $14 million.

Position Overview

The Director of Finance (DOF) is a mission-focused, seasoned, strategic and process-minded leader on the executive team who helps to drive the continuous quality improvement and performance culture among a group of diverse, talented individuals that make the agency a national leader. The DOF brings efficient, effective systems to increase productivity and develops strategy and vision to ensure the effective management of the financial resources of the agency. The position reports to the CEO.

The DOF is a dynamic leader with a proven ability to manage people, processes, risk and change in a fast-paced environment. Requires strong business acumen with the ability to:

  • Connect sound financial decision-making to the successful advance of the mission and achievement of the strategic plan.
  • Improve organizational effectiveness processes, and analyze financial, government and regulatory information to maximize appropriate funding streams.
  • Communicate, collaborate and form working partnerships with agency leaders and external decision makers.
  • Serve as an engaged member on the agency Executive Team.
  • Lead the four person Finance Department.
Key Performance Objectives:
Strategic Vision and Capacity Building

Ability to think strategically, anticipate and incorporate future trends into plans, build organizational and staff capacity, hire and develop a top-notch workforce with the processes to ensure smoothly operations.

Leadership and Organization

Exceptional capacity for managing and leading people; a team builder and team player with the ability to connect to staff and board as both individuals and in groups; capacity to develop and empower leaders from the bottom up, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of a team so as to put people in a position to succeed.

Business Management

Thorough understanding of finance and systems; broad experience with the full range of business functions and systems, including strategic development and planning, budgeting, business analysis, finance, information systems, human resources, and marketing.

Results

Proven track record of bottom-line orientation and setting and exceeding challenging goals; evidence of consistent good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment; high level of business acumen including successful P&L management; ability to balance program delivery against budget realities; and problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness.

Action Oriented

Enjoys hard work and looking for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even with limited information; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary.

Principal Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor Degree in Finance, Nonprofit or Business Administration or related field. CPA and/or MBA a plus.
  • 10 years of management experience in nonprofit or for profit public/private organizations with some nonprofit experience strongly preferred.
  • High degree of experience managing staff and budgets.
  • Act 33/34 clearances required.
Compensation

Auberle offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes medical, dental and vision coverage for both individual and family. This position is highly compensated, reflecting the level of skill and ability expected of applicants.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary history to dof@auberle.org. Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified.

Executive Director, PCCYFS

Posting Date: 2/8/2017

The Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services (PCCYFS) Board of Directors is recruiting a dynamic, visionary and experienced Executive Director for the statewide membership association of private agencies. For more than 40 years, PCCYFS has focused on supporting the critically important efforts of private providers as they work to meet the needs of vulnerable children, youth and their families. Council members serve non-adjudicated, dependent and delinquent populations, including the families of these children and youth, and provide a broad range of residential, therapeutic and supportive services. Services range from prevention and in-home services to foster and kinship family care and community and campus based residential and residential treatment services. Many members also have strong behavioral health (including drug and alcohol) and educational components incorporated into their array of services and supports.

As a true membership driven organization, PCCYFS actively represents the interests of the diverse private provider community and channels 100% of efforts and resources into promoting the sustainability of a viable and responsive service array. PCCYFS maintains that children, youth and families are best served and supported by having accessible and available services and responsive interventions. This position focuses on crafting and advancing a membership driven public policy agenda at the state and local levels in additional to providing a broad array of membership supports.

Strong written and verbal communication skill are requirements. Flexibility and a willingness to invest time, energy and creativity are critical to advancing the strategic priorities. Experience in working with a diverse base of constituencies and fielding multiple issues needed. Responsibilities are diverse and offer exposure to a wide range of human service professional development opportunities.

Background Clearances/Certifications and References will be requested from candidates selected for interviews. A Position Description is attached.

Position Expectations

The Executive Director is expected to demonstrate visionary, forward-thinking leader skills as well as an entrepreneurial spirit. Outstanding and proven leadership qualities, as demonstrated by extended success in both leading and managing a mission-driven organization, preferably one that delivers children and family services in Pennsylvania are critical to advancing the mission of PCCYFS. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with member agencies, staff, elected officials, public sector leadership, consumers including youth, and other internal and external stakeholders are required. The ability to effectively lead and mentor both member and PCCYFS staff is a basic expectation for advancing strategic goals. An understanding of the diverse array of services for vulnerable children and youth, a strong business acumen and well-honed oral and written communications skills are essential in efforts to represent PCCYFS to its various constituencies. Critical thinking skills, maturity in judgment, technical expertise, strong organizational skills, and logical priority-setting abilities are key.

The Executive Director must be engaging, optimistic and adaptable, demonstrating a belief in the validity and value of the provider community. A sincere passion for PCCYFS mission and values, driven by strong personal and professional ethics and the highest integrity including adherence to boundaries of confidentiality, are basic expectations for this position. The Executive Director must also be an authentic, trustworthy, and transparent leader who values consensus building and collaboration. Since much work is done with external stakeholders, the Executive Director should be perceived as equitable, trustworthy, level headed, respectful and possessing a high level of integrity.

The Executive Director must have the ability to communicate complex information clearly in writing and in oral presentations to a wide range of audiences. The ability to identify and communicate concerns and strategies addressing emerging issues, a demonstrated ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

As a coalition builder working on multiple levels with diverse stakeholder to facilitate change, collaboration and open communication. the Executive Director is expected to demonstrate a high level of professionalism and exercise diplomacy even during confrontational discussions. As a statewide association, the ability to travel and willingness to be flexible in scheduling is essential.

Strategic goals of PCCYFS are best achieved through professional drive and motivation, the delegation of authority, and the use of systems that are designed for effective planning, evaluation and accountability.

Qualifications
  • An advanced degree is required, preferably in social work, business, public or healthcare administration. Backgrounds in law and government relations also considered.
  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience is preferred with an emphasis in private/public social agencies, government relations and/or association administration.
  • Broad knowledge, understanding and demonstrated skill in management/administration, public relations, public policy formulation, advocacy and fund raising.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and motivate staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of policies and issues affecting children, youth and families.
  • Advanced written and verbal communication and coalition building skills.
Primary Functions

The Executive Director functions as the Chief Executive Officer of PCCYFS and:

  • Directs all services and programs of the 501(c)(3) corporation as well as any other legal entities established by Board action.
  • Provides executive leadership that enhances membership services and advocacy.
  • Provides coordination of PCCYFS statewide activities and is responsible for day-to-day administrative oversight consistent with Board policy.
Principal Qualifications and Skills
Advocacy - Legislative and Administrative:
  • Advocate and participate in the development of a public policy agenda which advances the goals and purposes PCCYFS membership and their continued ability to provide purchased services.
  • Work closely with the Public Policy Committee, contracted Government Relations consultant and the Board in drafting and implementing a public policy advocacy agenda and strategies, including initiating legislative and regulatory proposals.
  • Build and maintain working relationships with key federal and state legislators, legislative staff, employees and key stakeholders.
  • Monitors relevant proposed federal, state legislation and regulatory activities potential affecting PCCYFS members.
  • Work with elected officials, state and county representatives to understand the rationale, goals and impact (intentional and unintentional) of proposed legislation, contract provisions and regulatory requirements on PCCYFS members and the population served.
  • Ensure that analyses of proposed legislation and regulations are prepared for use by PCCYFS members.
  • Develop position statements, testimony, talking points, fact sheets, comment letters or briefing statements for PCCYFS members, staff and stakeholders addressing issues of concern.
  • Develop successful and strategic approaches to engage PCCFYS members in public policy activities and advocacy efforts.
  • Use data to support advocacy positions and messaging
Membership Services Program and Planning
  • Lead, coordinate and administer membership services that set a standard of professional excellence for PCCYFS in advancing its mission.
  • Ensure accurate and timely responses to requests for clarification and information posed by the membership.
  • Demonstrate creativity in developing reference information and resources for the use of PCCYFS members that are relevant, accurate and user friendly.
  • Ensure that the diversity of PCCYFS membership is reflected in the scope of membership service and supports offered.
  • Provide technical assistance and or informational sessions to PCCYFS members and or their Boards of Directors upon request.
  • Establish a process to ensure continual efforts for outreach and member recruitment.
  • Support efforts to solicit feedback from members addressing membership services to ensure that services and supports remain relevant and responsive.
Board Relations
  • Act as primary staff contact supporting services to the Board President, Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and regional Councils.
  • Keep the Board of Directors and membership informed about critical public policy, fiscal and practice issues.
  • Report bi-monthly to the Board and annually to the membership about the actions and progress the strategic goals and general activity of PCCYFS.
  • Work collaboratively with the Board of Directors to develop and advance public policy efforts to insure priorities and goals of the Council remain focused.
  • Administer and coordinate services to the Board and its standing committees by serving as an ex-officio member on all committees and providing information necessary for effective decision-making.
  • With the Board of Directors, maintain efforts supporting long-range strategic planning and continuous evaluation of activities, programs and priorities.
  • Plan, in conjunction with the Board of Directors and designated chairs, the Annual business meeting, regional membership meetings, Committee meetings and Meetings with public and private external groups.
Financial Management and Fund Development
  • Assist the Board in the recruitment efforts for Council membership to ensure growth and financial stability.
  • Work with the Finance Committee to maintain organizational stability and a demonstrate accountability in developing the operational budget for PCCYFS.
  • Develop and maintain an effective system of accounting and financial reporting.
  • Manage the Council's operations efficiently within the limitations of the budget, including the evaluation and maintenance of property and equipment needs.
  • Update and revise PCCYFS policies, guidelines and procedures as needed to ensure accountability and compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Works in collaboration with the Board of Directors and membership to explore diversification of funding sources to develop financial sustainability.
Communications
  • Function as the chief representative and spokesperson of PCCYFS and advocates for strategic, public policy and practice agendas, including issues related to public resource allocation on behalf of its membership with elected officials, the judiciary and contracting entities and Public and Private Agencies.
  • Coordinate use of media options to advance the agenda and positions of PCCYFS with various stakeholder audiences.
  • Ensure that the PCCYFS website is updated and utilized as a strategic asset in delivering information to the membership and relevant stakeholder audiences.
  • Maintain consistent awareness of current legislative and social issues affecting children, youth and families and disseminates timely information with the membership.
  • Cultivate and maintain contact with collegial public and private agencies, professional groups and other key players.
Staffing and Management
  • Assess and determine appropriate staffing patterns and hire and supervise Associate Director(s) and other staff as identified on the organizational chart with consideration of current and future needs.
  • Develop and maintain high standards of generally acceptable professional practice in the employment and supervision of qualified personnel to achieve the goals of PCCYFS.
  • Ensure that staff have access to adequate levels of supervision to ensure that the activities and membership supports as defined in the strategic plan continue to advance.
  • Ensure that staff have access to the necessary tools, resources and supports needed to do their jobs.
  • Act as a mentor to staff promoting professional growth and development which includes cross-systems exposure.
How To Apply

Resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter and salary expectations. Responses should be directed to JobPostings@pccyfs.org by March 3, 2017.

Intervention Specialist (ED), Abraxas Academy

Posting Date: 12/7/2016

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming. We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

Summary

The position provides direct service work providing a full range of therapeutic services directed toward the care and rehabilitation of clients.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs one on one or small group instruction with residents in math or reading
  • Participates with and supervises clients in daily programmatic activities.
  • Maintains an active caseload of 12-15 juvenile clients needing extra reading or math support
  • Follows policies and procedures of the program/facility.
  • Provides leadership and serves as a role model to clients in the performance of academic activities.
  • Provides for physical safety and care of clients who are under supervision.
  • Reports significant changes in the behavior, attitude, or physical condition of clients to higher-level staff members.
  • Interacts with educational and clinical staff to ensure overall treatment and educational goals are accomplished.
  • Participates in conferences regarding client behavior and academic progress.
  • Complies with program/facility safety systems and building security.
  • Adheres to departmental policies and procedures to ensure regulatory compliance with current departmental practices.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management
Minimum Requirements
The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including
  • Associate’s degree in related field and no experience; OR a minimum of 60 college credits from a regionally accredited college and one year experience.
Other Qualifications
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department
How To Apply

All applicants must apply online at jobs.geogroup.com.

For questions and concerns contact:
Gilbert A. Diaz, Recruiter, Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive, P.O. Box 645, Morgantown, PA 19543

Tel: (610) 913-8000 ext. 339 Fax: (561) 443-6024
Email: gdiaz@abraxasyfs.com

President, Children’s Home of York

Posting Date: 11/7/2016

Children’s Home of York, a comprehensive organization dedicated to empowering children, strengthening families and enriching communities, is seeking an accomplished and driven visionary to lead our organization. We are currently recruiting for a President who will set and drive the strategic plan to deliver high quality, relevant services to the community, while providing inspirational leadership and oversee all functional areas within the organization. Working in collaboration with the Board of Directors, the President will ensure the delivery of high quality, relevant and effective programs and services.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of success in a leadership role, including a minimum of 5 years of senior level nonprofit organization experience. Qualifications also include a demonstrated ability in fundraising and working effectively with community providers and local, state and federal agencies.

Additional Requirements

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Business or related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a vision, strategy and actionable plan, with measureable results.
  • A solid knowledge of budgeting, financial management and marketing.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff and accomplished leadership skills.
  • A minimum of 5 Years of management experience.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain constructive relationships with various stakeholders including the Board of Directors, community-based organizations, funders/donors and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Child and Family Services landscape, with the ability develop and deliver programs and services while ensuring compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.
  • Must be sensitive to, and comfortable working with an agency that provides psychiatric treatment services to a culturally diverse population.
Background:

Children’s Home of York, located in York, PA, is a multi-faceted social service organization that serves our most vulnerable children, youth, and families throughout Pennsylvania. The Children’s Home currently operates three specialized residential programs including our Independent Living program, Girls Center Treatment facility and Bridges Partial Hospitalization program. In addition to these programs, Children’s Home provides a variety of services for children and their birth, foster, and/or adoptive families through our Foster Care and Adoption services. Our structured, family homes offer intensive support with the goal of helping children in our care secure a permanent, loving, forever family as quickly as possible.

For more information contact
HR@choyork.org

Special Education Teacher, Abraxas Academy

Posting Date: 12/7/2016

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming. We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

Summary

The Special Education Teacher position is responsible for providing specialized instruction in one or more subjects to clients in order to help them learn the subject matter and/or skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Employ a wide variety of instructional methods, behavioral tools, and materials that are most appropriate for meeting standard operating procedures and educational objectives that are outlined in the school curriculum; create a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the clients’ maturity.
  • Create and maintain accurate client/administrative documents such as daily attendance and grade books; summarize achievements in reports for assigned clients including attendance and behavior.
  • Participate as an educational team member in coordination with the clients, staff, and school and represents the program in professional meetings, family meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • Coordinate classroom activities, which may include group meetings, field trips, and assemblies.
  • Maintain IEP files.
  • Write IEPs and ERs.
  • Communicate student accommodations to the regular education teachers.
  • Schedule and facilitate IEP meetings with parents.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements
The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including
  • Bachelor’s degree in special education.
Other Qualifications
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department
How To Apply

All applicants must apply online at jobs.geogroup.com.

For questions and concerns contact:
Gilbert A. Diaz, Recruiter, Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive, P.O. Box 645, Morgantown, PA 19543

Tel: (610) 913-8000 ext. 339 Fax: (561) 443-6024
Email: gdiaz@abraxasyfs.com

Treatment Supervisor, Abraxas Academy

Posting Date: 12/7/2016

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming. We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

Summary

The primary function of the treatment supervisor is to manage and direct the activities of a specific treatment unit. The treatment supervisor ensures that all Abraxas policies and procedures are followed. He/she serves as the primary role model for employees by leading, directing, guiding and supporting them in such a way that promotes their growth and development. The treatment supervisor is responsible for providing supervision to unit employees on a regular basis.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintains employee schedules that provide adequate coverage to ensure safety for both clients and employees.
  • Develops and implements systems to organize and monitor work activities.
  • Interviews and selects most qualified candidate among internal applicants for posted positions.
  • Structures, implements, and facilitates new employee on-the-job orientation.
  • Writes professional development plans in conjunction with employees to aid in their training and development.
  • Conducts effective supervisory conferences and performance evaluations with employees, documents the content of such meetings and evaluations, and provides feedback to them.
  • Determines and implements progressive discipline when needed according to the applicable policy.
  • Responds to step 1 grievances.
  • Schedules employee training to ensure that all mandatory training requirements are met.
  • Provides ongoing effective supervision to unit employees and monitors case management activities.
  • Schedules team meetings, plans and implements agendas, and implements activities in an effort to promote teamwork and communication within the unit.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management (SCM) and provides effective supervision to staff regarding the use of SCM.
Minimum Requirements
The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university and one year work experience with children; OR
  • Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college/university and three years’ work experience with children.
Other Qualifications
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department
How To Apply

All applicants must apply online at jobs.geogroup.com.

For questions and concerns contact:
Gilbert A. Diaz, Recruiter, Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive, P.O. Box 645, Morgantown, PA 19543

Tel: (610) 913-8000 ext. 339 Fax: (561) 443-6024
Email: gdiaz@abraxasyfs.com

Youth Dev. Specialist, Abraxas Academy

Posting Date: 12/7/2016

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming. We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

Summary

This entry level position implements the activities which support the daily schedule of the facility. In addition, this position observes and addresses client behavior and documents services in client files.

Essential Functions

  • Interacts with and supervises clients during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Provides effective facility security including conducting headcounts, room checks, and observing client movement.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.
  • Facilitates and documents various groups or meetings.
  • Administers medication or supervises self administration of medication when necessary.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency situations including evacuation, CPR, or first aid).
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements
The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including
  • o High School Diploma or GED; Associate’s Degree preferred. (Detention unit employees shall have an Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.)
Other Qualifications
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department
How To Apply

All applicants must apply online at jobs.geogroup.com.

For questions and concerns contact:
Gilbert A. Diaz, Recruiter, Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive, P.O. Box 645, Morgantown, PA 19543

Tel: (610) 913-8000 ext. 339 Fax: (561) 443-6024
Email: gdiaz@abraxasyfs.com

Youth Dev. Team Leader, Abraxas Academy

Posting Date: 12/7/2016

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming. We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

Summary

This position serves as a team leader of Youth Development Technicians and Specialists. Implements the activities which support the daily schedule and coordinates client activities.

Essential Functions
  • Assists in monitoring various processes on the unit, supervises and interacts with clients, observes and addresses client behavior, and documents services in client files.
  • Interacts with and supervises clients during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Provides effective facility security including conducting headcounts, room checks, and client movement.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency procedures such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.
  • Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.
  • Facilitates and documents various groups or meetings.
  • Ensures the unit has adequate supplies including hygiene products and cleaning supplies.
  • Administers medication or supervises self-administration of medication when necessary.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.
Minimum Requirements
The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including
  • High school diploma or GED and minimum of six months related experience
  • Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in related field, preferred
  • Detention unit employees shall have an Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university
Demonstrated leadership experience preferred
Other Qualifications
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department
How To Apply

All applicants must apply online at jobs.geogroup.com.

For questions and concerns contact:
Gilbert A. Diaz, Recruiter, Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive, P.O. Box 645, Morgantown, PA 19543

Tel: (610) 913-8000 ext. 339 Fax: (561) 443-6024
Email: gdiaz@abraxasyfs.com

Youth Dev. Technician, Abraxas Academy

Posting Date: 12/7/2016

Abraxas, a GEO Group company, is a leading provider of innovative and quality treatment programs for youth, adults and families. For 40 years, Abraxas has contracted with various county and state agencies for the operation of residential, community-based, detention/shelter services and alternative education programming. We offer specialized services for hard-to-place juvenile populations including fire setters, sexual offenders and habitual offenders in addition to gender specific programming for females in need of treatment.

Summary

This entry level position monitors clients during the overnight shift in a manner that ensures their safety and security. In addition, this position assists in the management of the morning wake-up routine by directing clients in a manner that promotes their growth and development.

Essential Functions
  • Interacts and supervises clients in a manner that ensures their safety and security.
  • Conducts and documents head count/bed checks in accordance with facility standards.
  • Maintains regular communication with supervisor and co-workers.
  • Supervises morning routine on the unit; provides guidance during morning hygiene, cleaning activities, and group meetings.
  • Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
  • Escorts clients between locations within the facility such as the medical office, bathroom, or group room.
  • Conducts outside building security checks.
  • Implements and supports the company’s mission and philosophy; follows the company’s policies regarding professional expectations, code of conduct, and other practices and procedures.
  • Maintains confidentiality of information related to client information.
  • Reviews client files for proper documentation, when necessary.
  • Observes activities and responds accordingly including emergency situations such as evacuation, CPR, or first aid.
  • Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
  • Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Manage
Minimum Requirements
The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including
  • High School Diploma or GED. (Detention unit employees shall have an Associate’s degree or 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university.)
Other Qualifications
  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department
How To Apply

All applicants must apply online at jobs.geogroup.com.

For questions and concerns contact:
Gilbert A. Diaz, Recruiter, Abraxas Academy
1000 Academy Drive, P.O. Box 645, Morgantown, PA 19543

Tel: (610) 913-8000 ext. 339 Fax: (561) 443-6024
Email: gdiaz@abraxasyfs.com