• State of Georgia
  • Augusta, GA
  • Healthcare - Allied Health
  • Full-Time
  • 2090 Magnolia Pkwy

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The purpose of the Youth Challenge Program (YCP) is to recruit, enroll, and train at-risk youth who have left high school without a diploma (dropouts or expulsions) to complete work on their General Educational Development (GED) Diploma, and to receive life skills training. The program is structured similar to a US Army basic training company, providing military structure and discipline, drill and ceremony, self-control and motivation. Eight core components form the basis of the curriculum: academic excellence; life coping skills; vocational training; responsible citizenship; leader/followership; health, hygiene and sex education; physical fitness; and, community involvement/community service projects. The program is drug-free, gang-free, and tobacco-free. The 22-week residential program ensures a safe, secure environment where the eight core components can be achieved through individualized instruction. In addition, 40 hours of service learning is required of all cadets in order to graduate. The majority of the graduates continue on to post-secondary school education, vocational-technical training, full-time employment, military enlistment, or some combination of these. With campuses at Fort Stewart in Hinesville and Fort Gordon in Augusta, and a third campus now open in Milledgeville, Georgia's YCP is one of the most successful \"at-risk\" youth programs in the nation, graduating over 16,000 cadets since the program's inception in 1993.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

* Responds to medical emergencies, assessing and treating minor injuries and illnesses of cadets and staff in a clinical setting;
* Packs, safeguards, and dispenses over the counter medications to cadets;
* Maintains all medical records and medical files on cadets, computer data entry, filing and retrieving medical paperwork; may assist with scheduling medical appointments for cadets;
* Participates in extracurricular activities as needed (such as a weeklong camping trip each class cycle);
* May teach classes on first aid to staff and cadets.

The selected candidate must be willing to work a flexible schedule when needed, which may include evenings, weekends or additional hours. Applicant is required to maintain a valid driver's license.

Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed a Certified Medical Assistant program and possess a combination of the following:

* Job experience working with \"at-risk\" youth;
* Skill in completing administrative activities to include proficiency in using Microsoft Office software;
* Possession of a valid Georgia Driver's License with passenger endorsement for commercial vans;

Additional Information:

The selected applicant must pass a pre-employment background investigation, which includes a Georgia criminal records search, a fingerprint search of national criminal records, a pre-employment drug test (post-hire will be placed in the pool for the State Random Drug Testing Program), AND a post-employment federal background investigation.

\"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER & DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE\"

Due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to provide information on application status by phone or e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may not necessarily receive an interview. Selected applicants will be contacted by the hiring agency for next steps in the selection process. Applicants who are not selected will not receive notification.

This position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified.

Unclassified position #00170614.

Vocational/Technical degree in medical assisting from an accredited college OR High school diploma or GED AND One year of related experience.
Associated topics: blood collection, lab, mls, mlt, sample collection, surgical technologist, technician i, technician iii, technician lab, testing

* 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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