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Company: The Children's Village
Location: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Career Level: Associate
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech

Description

The Limited-Secure Specialist shows dedication and willingness to work alongside the
Integrated Treatment Model (ITM), supporting and carrying out the functions of the
model to best serve the population. The Specialist is expected to have a nonjudgmental
approach that focuses on skill building and basic principles of behavior (reinforcement,
extinction, blocking and shaping). The Specialist is required to function as part of a team,
committing to modeling pro social behavior and building positive relationships with all
residents.


Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:
 Behavioral management – Using the principles of Safe Crisis Management(SCM),
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support(PBIS) and youth developmental
theories to establish clear expectations for resident behavior.
 Crisis intervention – Exercising a proactive approach for the prevention of
dangerous behaviors such as physical violence, escapes, group disturbances, and
suicidal behaviors. This includes strategies that support the development and
sustaining of a safe and positive environment.
 Security – Executing the policies and procedures related to resident supervision
and institutional security measures to ensure to assure contraband-free programs
to protect the safety of youth, staff and the community. This includes but not
limited to Personal, Pat-Frisk and Security searches.
 Safety – Employing knowledge and skills in relation to emergency procedures
(i.e., Safe Crisis Management, first-aid, CPR, fire safety, and communicable
disease) to ensure the well-being of youth.
 Custodial care – Preserves the integrity of all therapeutic decisions and to ensure
that such decision-making is not compromised by other considerations. Attends
treatment conferences and other team meetings. Demonstrates ability to work
effectively with youth who present with problematic sexual behaviors and apply
milieu specific PSB interventions. Has a working knowledge of DBT and
Motivational Interviewing and applies these treatment modalities within the
milieu.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are
not intended to be construed as inclusive of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so
classified. This job description does not constitute nor does it alter the at-will status of the employee/employer
relationship.
 Record keeping – Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written
and oral form, including documentation of events/incidents. Ensure all incident
reports are completed prior to the end of the shift.
 Program maintenance – Implementing consistence programs, ensuring cottage is
resourced, assist in creating a structured environment that embraces relationship building to reinforce safety.
 Problem solving – Creating an environment in which a youth's personal, social, or
emotional problems can be openly discussed, explored, and possibly resolved
through effective use of interpersonal relationship skills, communication and
consultation with clinical staff, and leadership in group discussions or activities.
 Organizational awareness – Understanding, supporting, and using the philosophy,
goals, values, policies, and procedures that represent the daily operations of the
facility.
 External awareness – Identifying and periodically reviewing key external issues
and trends likely to affect the agency (e.g., legal, political, demographic, and
philosophical trends).
 Role modeling – Ensures professionalism and maintenance of boundaries at all
times. Present oneself as a positive role model and act in accordance with agency
standards.
 Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and
goals of The Children's Village.


Position Qualifications:
 High School Diploma with a minimum of four (4) years direct care experience at a
residential treatment center or youth correctional setting preferred.
 A college degree with a minimum of two (2) years' experience at a residential
treatment center or youth correctional setting preferred
 PSB specific training and experience is strongly preferred.
 PSB specific training and experience is strongly preferred.
 Ability to manage and promote a therapeutic environment, taking into account the
varying clinical needs of each resident.
 Possession of a valid Driver's License
 Must possess exceptional time management and attention to detail skills


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