Reclutamiento Rhode Island Training School Pre-Service Academy.


Juvenile Correctional Services
Kevin Aucoin
Acting Executive Director

Department of Children, Youth and Families
Trista Piccola

The Department of Children Youth and Families is currently seeking candidates for its 19th Rhode Island Training School Pre-Service Academy.

General statement of duties:
The Juvenile Program Worker is a uniformed staff position that provides for the care, custody, supervision, and security of the youth incarcerated in the Rhode Island Training School. The Rhode Island Training School is a juvenile correctional facility for adolescent males and females. Duties also include assisting in the rehabilitation, education, treatment of the residents as well as doing related work as required.

Benefits and Salary (upon appointment):
State medical, and life insurance benefits package, salary range from $43,228-$49,062 paid vacation and sick leave and college reimbursement programs.

Minimum Qualifications and Educational Requirements:
Qualified applicants must possess the minimum qualifications of being 21 years or older and possess a valid Rhode Island driver’s license. Qualified applicants must also possess a minimum of an associate’s degree acquired from an accredited college and experience working with adolescent youth.

Application Process:
Qualified applicants must submit to a BCI/NCIC background clearances, a Child Protective Services background clearances, a Drug Screen, a Physical Fitness Exam using the Cooper Standards for Physical Fitness, Interview Panels and a Psychological Screen. The Cooper Standards for Physical Fitness are as follows:

All qualified applicants must complete a 6-week Pre-Service Training Academy that includes trainings in, but are not limited to:

Security Procedures
De-escalation and Restraint Techniques
Juvenile Rights
Emergency Procedures CPR/AED/First Aid
Interpersonal Communication Skills

After graduating from Pre-Service Training Academy
candidates may be placed on a hiring list and offered employment upon positions becoming available.

An application can be obtained online at

APPLICATION PERIOD: All resumes must be received by April 13, 2018. Interested parties should submit resume to the address listed below:

Department of Children, Youth and Families
Attn: Janet Mahoney
101 Friendship Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 528-3417

Open house and informational sessions will be at the following locations, dates and times:

1. Tides/Youth Transition Center
790 Broad Street Providence R.I. 02905 1st Floor
March 26, 2018 5pm-6pm

2. Tides/Youth Transition Center
242 Dexter St. Pawtucket R.I. 02860
March 27, 2018 1pm-2pm

3. Rhode Island Training School: Thomas C. Slater Youth Development Center
57 Power Rd. Cranston, RI 02920
March 27, 2018 5pm-6pm

4. Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)
400 East Ave Warwick RI 02886 (Classroom 6308)
March 28, 2018 1pm-2pm

5. Foster Forward Storefront
50 Ann Mary Street Pawtucket, RI 02860
March 28, 2018 5pm-6pm

6. Johnson & Wales Marketplace (lower level of John Hazen White Building)
30 Chestnut St Providence, RI 02903
April 2, 2018 10:00am-2:00pm

7. Roger Williams University Field House Campus Recreation Center
1 Old Ferry Rd Bristol, RI 02809
April 4, 2018 12:00pm-4:00pm

8. Salve Regina O’Hare Academic Center Lobby
100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport, RI 02840
April 5, 2018 1pm-2pm (first floor lobby) and 5pm to 6pm (second floor lobby)

At the time of appointment applicants must be capable of performing (with or without reasonable accommodation) the essential duties as evidenced by a physician’s certificate and must continue to be qualified to perform assigned duties through employment. Must have successfully completed and graduated from Department of Children, Youth and Families Juvenile Correction Pre-Service Training Program. In accordance with RIGL 42-28.3-1 no person shall be appointed temporary, probationary, or permanent until they shall have been evaluated and tested by a certified psychologist and receive a satisfactory rating which shall be in writing.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Any individual with a disability who requires assistance to effectively participate in the application process should contact Janet Mahoney, Implementation Aide at the above telephone number prior to the close of the application period.

*** Attendance to these informational sessions is not required. A candidate will still be eligible for a position if he/she does not attend an informational session. ***