Youth Program Education Assistant I
North Carolina Office of State Personnel - Granville County, NC

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Murdoch Developmental Center is a state residential facility for individuals with intellectual disabilities/developmental disabilities, located in Butner, North Carolina, near the Research Triangle area. Murdoch is a caring community where professionals work with people of various ages, cognitive, and functional abilities. To be considered for employment, applicants must be in good standing with the North Carolina Health Care Personnel Registry.

The Youth Program Education Assistant I (YPEA) located at Meadowview Cottage provides specialized direct services to individuals with extreme behavioral challenges. YPEA I’s in the Specialized Treatment of Adolescent Residential Setting ( STARS ) Unit provides direct services to dual diagnosis developmental disability & mental illness (ID/MI) Adolescents ages 13-17. Youth Program Education Assistant I (YPEA) must be attentive to carrying out programs accurately and appropriately; capable of intervening with individuals who are agitated or out of control; capable of reporting orally and in writing; capable of lifting or assisting in lifting individuals; and capable of monitoring the environment for safety concerns. Training covers a broad area and includes such entities as activities of daily living, pre-vocational opportunities, leisure activities, behavior management and assisting with outings. Scheduled hours will include rotating weekends and holidays.

** Please note, this vacancy announcement is for two (2) third shift vacancies, only one application is required. Qualified applicants will be considered for both positions. **

Unit Hours Vacancy Numbers
STARS 10:45 pm – 6:45 am 60051422

STARS 10:45 pm – 6:45 am 60051433

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:

Demonstrated ability to carry out and make on the spot decisions about behavioral intervention programs especially in crisis situations. Knowledge of basic health care, hygiene and safety. Demonstrated ability to report information both orally and in writing. Must be knowledgeable of the emotional needs of individuals. Must have demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructional; demonstrate ability to communicate effectively. Must have the ability to use Murdoch Center Program Library or a similar instructional system. **Employee will be required to complete North Carolina Intervention (NCI) skills and certification in first aid and CPR.**

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Associate's Degree in human services or related degree from an appropriately accredited institution; or high school or General Educational Development diploma and two years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information:

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selects applicants for employment based on job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities without regard to race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation or political influence. All positions in the Division of State Operated Healthcare Facilities shall be subject to pre-employment drug testing and criminal record background checks.

Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions. Applicants who obtained their education outside of the United States and its territories are expected to assume responsibility for having their academic degrees validated as equivalent to a degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Here are two, of several organizations, that perform this service:

· International Education Research Foundation -

· World Education Services, Incorporated -

To 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, all work history/experience must be documented on the application, we do not accept “see resume” or Resume’s in lieu of the education and work experience, however, transcripts, or degree evaluations, resumes and cover letters may be uploaded with your application.

Applicants seeking Veteran's preference must submit either form DD-214 or discharge orders. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual position, only the most recent application received prior to the posting close date will be accepted. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on the closing date.

Processing applications will take an average of 6 – 8 weeks due to the high volume of applications received. Please refer to your “application status tab” in your internet account to view application status changes. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by the hiring authority.

Terri Boyd, HR Recruiter
Murdoch Developmental Center
1600 East C Street
Butner, NC 27509
Telephone: 919-575-1029