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JUVENILE PROGRAM SPECIALIST

CODE: 521700    PAY GRADE: 19    ($15.31 – 19.94/hr.)

Value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.69 biweekly

Value* of State-paid Health Insurance:

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $363.77 biweekly
  • Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $345.58 biweekly
  • Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $327.39 biweekly
  • Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $309.20 biweekly

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program as of July 1, 2011.

Value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  17.87% of pay

OPENING DATE:  May 31, 2013

CLOSING DATE: June 14, 2013

JOB DESCRIPTION: 

The Juvenile Program Specialist is a working supervisor performing duties involving the interaction, care, security, control, treatment, and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders detained or committed to a correctional facility.  Responsibilities include providing direct care; modeling appropriate behavior, attitude, ethics, and morals; and implementing rehabilitative, protective, treatment and behavioral health programs and services. Juvenile Program Specialists are part of the Unit Team working with other correctional professionals in developing and implementing individual treatment plans. Juvenile Program Specialists also assist in educational programs and facilitate treatment groups. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

In order to qualify, you must have high school graduation or equivalent AND two (2) years of directly related adolescent treatment and/or correctional experience.

LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  (This must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class).

Basic Corrections Certification

CURRENT VACANCY INFORMATION:

TYPICAL DUTIES in this job classification include:

TESTING PROCEDURE:

The information you provide with your application and Supplemental Qualifications Form will be compared to criteria developed by experts who are familiar with this job and its requirements, and converted to a numerical score.

The Bureau of Human Resources reserves the right to use any other selection devices necessary in order to identify those candidates who are most qualified.   

APPLICATION INFORMATION:

You must complete the on-line application by logging on to our Web Page (www.maine.gov/bhr/state_jobs), clicking the Open Competitive Jobs link, and clicking Apply Now under this job title.

The Bureau of Human Resources is unable to provide copies of submitted materials.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


SUPPLEMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS FORM

JUVENILE PROGRAM SPECIALIST (521700)

APPLICANT’S NAME:  ________________________________________________________

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

SECTION I: Minimum Requirements

    Work Experience Guidelines for this section ONLY:
  - Work Experience must be full time equivalent (40 Hours/Week).

Please select the statement which best describes your education & experience.

 

I have high school graduation or equivalent AND two (2) years of directly related adolescent treatment and/or correctional experience.

 

I do not have high school graduation or equivalent AND/OR I do not have two (2) years of directly related adolescent treatment and/or correctional experience.

 

Directions for Section II and III:  Using the definitions below as your guide, indicate your skill level for each of the areas listed by marking the appropriate boxes.  Your responses will be verified during the interview and reference check process.

Definitions:

None -
I have no training, education, or experience in this area.
 
Level 1 -
I have successfully completed training or coursework in this area -OR- I have some experience performing this task under close supervision.
 
Level 2 -
I have experience performing this task and am fully capable of performing this task independently.
 
Level 3 -
I have experience training staff or providing assistance to other staff in this area.

 

SECTION II:

I have:
None
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Adolescent development and behavior knowledge and experience.

       

Counseled juveniles.

       

Supervised employees including performance appraisals.

       

Applied educational theory and practice, providing juvenile rehabilitative programs.

       

Implemented rehabilitation programs.

       

Prepared reports of juvenile activities.

       

Maintained order and control of juveniles.

       

Exercised self-control in negative and/or hostile environments.

       

Assisted teachers or instructors with students following established lesson plans, guidelines and instructions and intervened when necessary to control student behavior.

       

Participated in juvenile individual or group treatment programs.

       

Communicated with juveniles exhibiting behavioral problems, and redirected behavior, deescalated situation and described possible consequences.

       

Attended and participated in team treatment meetings and reported on observed behaviors, participation levels, and progress toward treatment plan objectives.

       

Supervised and participated in searches and inspections of beds, lockers, living areas or similar areas to prevent the possession of contraband.

       

Conferred with treatment team colleagues, provided information, and recommended modifications and/or adjustments to individual case plans.

       

SECTION III:

Skills:
None
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3

Word processing

       

Spreadsheets

       

Databases

       

CORIS (Correctional Information System)