Youth Development Aide Trainee

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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - State Civil Service Commission
Employment Opportunities: The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is currently recruiting to fill 23 Youth Development Aide Trainee openings at their Juvenile Justice Facilities in Perry, Montour, and Franklin Counties.
Nature of Work: You will attend formal classroom training sessions and receive on-the-job training assignments to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide for the care, custody and training of court adjudicated youth requiring treatment and specialized program services in a Youth Development Center. Upon successful completion of the six-month training period, you will be promoted to the Youth Development Aide with an increase in salary. Youth Development Aides will actively engage court adjudicated youth on a day-to-day basis to address personal problems and scheduled activities and to provide positive reinforcement and insight into responsible behavior and attitudes. Work includes observing scheduled activities; assisting professional staff in implementing the youths treatment plans; reporting the youths progress in attaining program goals; and providing physical care, custody, and supervision of the youths daily activities including waking, personal hygiene, eating, recreating, work assignments, skill-building, and participating in treatment groups and other programmed activities. Youth Development Aides Maintain order by intervening with disruptive, emotionally disturbed and suicidal youth by being alert, responsive to emergencies and utilizing appropriate restraint techniques to prevent escapes, control aggressiveness and maintain a safe and secure environment.
Minimum Requirements: In order to be considered, applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time of application, and must pass the Civil Service test for the Youth Development Aide Trainee job title.
Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa.C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences and opportunities for veterans, visit www.scsc.state.pa.us, select the Job Seekers link, then the Veterans link; visit one of our offices; or call (717) 787-6039.
Starting Salary as of July 1, 2014: $29,689 annually and dont forget about the great benefits package! Note: Hourly rate of $14.23 is increased to $15.23 for employees who work 2nd or 3rd shift! If promoted to Youth Development Aide (after 6 months as a trainee), starting salary jumps to $33,424. These positions also come with the potential of an early retirement at age 55!
Have questions?
Have questions about these opportunities? Please call the PA Department of Public Welfare at (717) 789-5592.
Have questions about the application and testing process? Please call (717) 783-3058.
How to Apply:
Apply online at www.scsc.state.pa.us. Register, select View Open Jobs and Apply, and reference announcement #2011-128 for Youth Development Aide Trainee, Youth Development Aide, and Youth Development Aide Supervisor to begin the application process and schedule your Civil Service Exam -OR- Submit a hard copy of your completed Pennsylvania State Civil Service Application to:
Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission
Attn: Applications
320 Market Street
P.O. Box 569
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0569
NOTE: There are multiple job titles listed in announcement #2011-128. In order to be considered for these vacancies, you must include the Youth Development Aide Trainee job title (job code 41785) on your application.
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Loysville, PA 17047
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