DSHS Juvenile Rehabilitation Milieu Coach

Juvenile Rehabilitation Security Officer 1 - Milieu Coach
You can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth when you join the dedicated team at Sunrise Community Facility. We need your motivation and engagement to provide security and safety services for residents, staff, and visitors in a secure juvenile rehabilitation institution. You will have the opportunity to learn about the Rehabilitation Administration philosophy and treatment model, which will prepare you for career advancement opportunities as you support rehabilitative programming for youth. Join us in our mission to Transform Lives!
Sunrise Community Facility is a 24-hour, 7-days a week youth residential facility located in Ephrata, Washington. There are multiple on-call opportunities currently available. The work schedule for on-call employees varies depending on the facility's needs.
Some of what you'll do
Support case management goals to engage, motivate, coach, validate, reinforce and redirect youth toward targeted behavior change
Model pro-social adaptive behavior
Supervise youth self-administration of prescription and non-prescription medications
Recognize and assess problem situations and intervene to maintain safety and security
Gain confidence and trust of youth and their families through respectful communication
Supervise completion of facility chores to meet health and hygiene standards
Effectively communicate with management, peers, and the public
Remain calm and in control during crisis/dangerous situations and intervene to de-escalate using approved methods and techniques
Clearly document breaches of security and behavioral incidents
Conduct routine and random security duties including head counts, building integrity checks, key control, room searches for contraband, and pat searches
Transport youth to and from community based appointments and provide monitoring and supervision
Collect urinalysis samples for testing and complete required documentation
What we're looking for
Demonstrated understanding of adolescent development and juvenile rehabilitation practices/principles
Demonstrated competency in relating to clients from diverse backgrounds and cultural groups
Ability to transport residents (a valid driver's license is needed)
Skills to assess situations and intervene to de-escalate and maintain facility safety and security
Who should apply
Professionals with a high school diploma or GED equivalent, a valid driver's license, and one of the following:
One year of experience in the areas of work such as social services, youth group activities, security guard, correctional officer, police officer, police reserve officer, military police, or other law enforcement work
Two years of college from an accredited institution will substitute for the required one year of experience
A certificate of completion in a basic law enforcement training program approved by the Washington Criminal Justice Training Commission
A certificate of completion in a police or reserve police academy or military training program
Questions about this job? Please contact DSHS Recruiter by email or at (360) 725-5885 and reference job number 11861.
Supplemental Information
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history may be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the job. This announcement may be used to fill multiple vacancies. Employees driving on state business must have a valid driver's license. Employees driving a privately owned vehicle on state business must have liability insurance on the privately owned vehicle
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any area of employment, its programs or services on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, marital status, race, creed, color, national origin, religion or beliefs, political affiliation, military status, honorably discharged veteran, Vietnam Era, recently separated or other protected veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, equal pay or genetic information. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the Recruiter at (360) 725-5810. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

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