Youth Counselor Technician
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Richmond County, NC

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The primary purpose of this position is to provide supervision, care, counseling, safety and support to youth who are in the physical custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. A person employed as a Youth Counselor Technician shall maintain written and electronic records related to the behavior of youth under his or her supervision, assess the progress of the youth in their assigned programs, and communicate information to co- workers on other shifts.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Considerable knowledge of basic relationship (individual and group) supportive counseling techniques and methods. General knowledge of characteristics of human behavior and delinquency. Skills in communicating with youth and a variety of professionals in oral and written form. Skills in establishing rapport with and derstanding the problems presented by delinquent youth. Ability to plan, develop and implement programs and strategies to help delinquent youth. Ability to maintain order and control of youth in the cottage and other areas where supervision is required.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Associate s degree in a human services field, criminal justice or related human services field from an appropriately accredited institution; High school or General Educational Development diploma and two years of related human services experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Necessary Special Qualification - applicants for positions designated as Juvenile Justice Officers are subject to and must meet the hiring and training standards established by the North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission, as defined in Title 12, Chapter 9 of the NC Administrative Code, by the statutory authority of GS 17C.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

Supplemental & Contact Information

The N.C. Department of Public Safety (DPS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages qualified men and women to apply. DPS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Personnel Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

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T o receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the State of North Carolina application. Any information omitted cannot be considered for qualifying credit.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the state application.

Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD form 214, Certificate of Release or

Discharge from Active Duty, along with your application.

During the online application process if additional documentation is required, attach the documentation at the bottom of Step 4 in the application process.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Contact information: Tracey Clarke (919) 716-3800