The Department of Children Youth and Families is currently seeking candidates for its 21st Rhode Island Training School Pre-Service Academy.

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Department of Children, Youth and Families
Kevin Aucoin
Acting Director
Juvenile Correctional Services
Larome Myrick
Executive Director

The Department of Children Youth and Families is currently seeking candidates for its 21st 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 $46,099 – $52,320, 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 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, Child Protective Services background clearances, a Drug Screen, a Physical Fitness assessment Battery, Interview Panels and a Psychological Screen. The Physical Fitness Assessment Battery standards 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
Supervision
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.

APPLICATION PERIOD: All resumes must be received by Monday December 2, 2019. 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:

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2. Tides/Youth Transition Center
790 Broad Street Providence R.I.
Monday, November 4, 2019
3:00 PM-4:00 PM

3. Rhode Island Training School: Thomas C. Slater Youth Development Center
57 Power Rd. Cranston, RI
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
1:00 PM-2:00 PM and
4:00 PM-5:00 PM

4. Harvest Kitchen
2 Bayley St, Pawtucket, RI Wednesday, November 13, 2019 10:00 AM-12:00PM

5. Rhode Island Training School: Thomas C. Slater Youth Development Center
57 Power Rd. Cranston, RI 0
Thursday November 14, 2019
1:00 PM-2:00 PM and
4:00 PM-5:00 PM
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND DIVERSITY EMPLOYER.
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. ***