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

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This position is a Youth Program Education Assistant (YPEA) I in the P artners in A utism T reatment and H abilitation (PATH) Unit in Summerset Cottage at Murdoch Center. This position provides specialized direct services to autistic children with extreme behavioral challenges. These services are in the form of behavioral programming, habilitative training/activities, and in assisting with health care needs to whatever degree is necessary. Training covers a broad area and includes complex behavioral programming, role modeling, on-the-spot counseling and decision making, transportation, crisis intervention, maintaining home-like setting, and such entities as self-help, communication, activities of daily living, generalization of skills learned in more formal settings, etc. Health care ranges from minimal levels of assistance with relatively independent individuals to extensive supervision to protect individuals from injuring themselves or others.

Summerset Cottage is currently recruiting for the following Positions:

Hours Vacancy Numbers
First Shift: 6:30 am – 3:00 pm 60051244
Second Shift: 2:30 pm – 11:00 pm 60051265
Third Shift: 10:45 pm - 6:45 am No vacancies

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies:
Working knowledge of specialized direct services to autistic children/youth with extreme behavioral challenges. Demonstrated ability to carry out and make on the spot decisions about behavioral intervention programs especially in crisis situations. Working knowledge of basic health care, hygiene and safety. Demonstrated ability to report information both orally and in writing. Knowledgeable of the emotional needs of individuals. Must have demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instruction; demonstrated 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.
Management Preference: Applicants who have working experience in specialized direct services to autistic children with extreme behavioral challenges.

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