## Minimum Qualifications
One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service in this title or in a title eligible for a 70.1 transfer
55b/c eligibility and meet the open competitive qualifications below
Provisional / Open Competitive Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and two years of direct counseling, educational, clinical or supervisory experience in prevention, protection or rehabilitative programs for individuals between the ages of 10 and 21 years of age who are generally considered to be juvenile delinquents, youthful offenders, or youth residing in a residential setting which may include, youth who are diagnosed with mental or developmental disabilities, mental illness or addictions who could potentially become involved in the juvenile justice system.
Provisional Transitional Qualifications: A current employee of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services AND a bachelors degree AND one year of permanent, contingent-permanent, or non-competitive, or 55b/c service as a, Youth Division Aide 3, or Youth Division Aide 4.
## Duties Description
Youth Counselors mentor and guide youth in residential facilities operated by the Division for Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY). They are responsible for the supervision, evaluation and guidance of youthful offenders, juvenile offenders or at-risk youth referred to OCFS.
Develops, implements and monitors programs for resident youth.
Plans, organizes and conducts individual group discussions.
Guides youth in adjusting to a facilitys programs by identifying problems that affect the youths behavior and attitudes and by developing an appropriate rehabilitation program.
Serves as a member of the facilitys residential program group, or decision-making body.
Develops, maintains and submits required records and reports.
May supervise Youth Division Aides.
Additional duties will be discussed in detail during the interview. ## Additional Comments
Please specify in your cover letter and/or resume how you meet the minimum qualifications (as described above) when responding to this posting. For example, you should provide specific date ranges for qualifying experience, qualifying education or certifications, or the age range of individuals served. Non-specific submissions may be disqualified from further consideration if the information you provide does not meet the minimum qualifications.
Background Investigation Requirements:
1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointees employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.
2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.
3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.
Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA. ## Notes on Applying
Qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter giving the Title, Location, and EOA Number of the position being applied for. Please provide your email address and your work, home and cell phone numbers. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.
*Date Posted:* 09/03/19
*Applications Due:* 09/18/19
*Vacancy ID:* 73688
*Agency:* Children & Family Services, Office of
*Title:* Youth Counselor 1
*Occupational Category:* Enforcement or Protective Services
*Salary Grade:* 18
*Bargaining Unit:* APSU-Agency Police Services Unit (PBAofNYS)
*Salary Range:* From $56604 to $56604 Annually
*Employment Type:* Full-Time
*Appointment Type:* Contingent Permanent
*Jurisdictional Class:* Competitive Class
*Travel Percentage:* 0%
*Workweek:* Variable
*Hours Per Week:* 40
*From:* 12 AM
*To:* 11:30 PM
*Flextime allowed?:* No
*Mandatory overtime?:* No
*Compressed workweek allowed?:* No
*Telecommuting allowed?:* No
*County:* Dutchess
*City:* Rensselaer
*State:* NY
*Zip Code:* 12144
*Name:* New York State Office of Children and Family Services
*Telephone:* 518-###-####
*Fax:* 518-###-####
*Email Address:* ...@ocfs.ny.gov
*Street Address:* Red Hook Residential Center 531 Turkey Hill Road
*Street:* Bureau of Personnel, EOA # 19-533 JMF 52 Washington Street, 231 North

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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