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Group Life Coordinator

 Oregon Youth Authority is hiring Group Life Coordinators



Locations: Various locations in Oregon

Salary: $3,248.00 - $4,717.00 monthly

What You Will Be Doing:
The Group Life Coordinator 2 ensures a safe and secure environment for the public, youth, and staff. The Group Life Coordinator 2 provides pro-social role modeling by working directly with youth carrying out the specific day to day functions of each unit. This includes:
  • Provide daily supervision, control and treatment of adjudicated youth at OYA and youth from Department of Corrections in a secure correctional facility.
  • Coaching, confronting, and correcting the behavior of the youth.
  • Observing, evaluating, and recording youth behavior, attitude, and performance. You will record their attendance and participation in treatment groups, recreations, vocational/educational activities, and/or community service and document unusual incidents and critical events.
  • Prepare Youth Incident Reports (YIRs)
  • Assign, train, and supervise youth who are performing chores on living units and jobs within the facility (e.g., maintenance, kitchen, laundry, landscaping, janitorial, etc.)
  • Assist with treatment of youth and facility programs.
  • Observe and monitor youth for suicide prevention and potential health and safety risks.
  • Conduct security inspections and searches of facility, grounds, and state vehicles.
  • Conduct searches of the youth and youth’s property.
  • Verbally and/or physically intervene to control youth behavior.
  • Physically restrain youth as necessary.
  • Administer medication to youth (under the training and indirect supervision of medical staff) and maintain contact with medical staff to ensure appropriate medical care for the youth.
  • May provide secure transport of youth to appointments within the community.

A Little About OYA:
The Oregon Youth Authority is a national leader in the juvenile justice field, pioneering the implementation of a positive human development framework for its work with staff and youth, and using data to match the right youth with the right services. The mission of OYA is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.

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  • Multiple Positions: This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill current vacancies - permanent, full-time, part-time and temporary positions. 
  • Under-fill: The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a GLC2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for a GLC1 ($2769 - $3905 monthly/$15.98 - $22.53 hourly) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for a GLC2. Under-fill training will not exceed three years.
  • Representation: This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
  • Compensation: $3,248.00 - $4,717.00 monthly / $18.73 - $27.21 hourly. Salary normally starts at first step.
  • Practicum Internship available - please contact Oregon Youth Authority Human Resources

Working Conditions:
  • OYA facilities are tobacco free environments.
  • Shift work in a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation, with night shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.
  • Adhere to the dress code of the specific work site.
  • Frequent exposure to verbal abuse, threats, and dealing with impulsive, rebellious, assaultive youth.
  • The use of reasonable force in the performance of duties or during a disturbance or other emergency situation may be required.
  • Physical standards for vision, hearing, dexterity, push/pull, running, and jogging.
  • Transport youth as requested, and, if in a security position, operate state vehicles constantly.

How To Qualify:
GLC2 Qualifications:
  • You must possess a high school diploma, GED certificate, or other proof of education at the same or higher level; AND
  • Six months full-time experience working with 12 to 24 year-old youth offenders in either a residential care or treatment program;
  • Certificate or Associate degree from an accredited school in a behavioral science or equivalent training program.

Under-fill - GLC1 Qualifications:
  • You must possess a high school diploma, GED certificate, or other proof of education at the same or higher level.

Special Qualifications:
  • You must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid driver license and acceptable driving record.

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