Youth Residential Worker 1 (W)
State of West Virginia - Randolph County, WV

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Location: West Virginia Childrens Home, Elkins, WV, Randolph County. Entry level position encompassing the redirection of youth behaviors through the use of therapeutic treatment plans, supervision, and monitoring of youth resident activities. Instructs youth residents on basic living skills and social skills. Works with others in overseeing the daily activities of disadvantaged youth, who are at high risk for substance abuse, admitted to a child care residential facility due to abuse, neglect, status offenses and/or delinquency. Ensures the safety and well-being of child residents. Requires 24-hour shift rotation, and an element of personal risk and physical danger is involved. Youth Residential Worker 1 is responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the residents. Youth Residential Worker 1 serves as a role model for the residential youth. A valid driver's license is required.

This job class is only used by the West Virginia Childrens Home.

How to Apply: This job requires a written examination (W) . YOU MUST APPLY PRIOR TO TESTING. No testing appointment is necessary. Apply online. It is easy and speeds processing. You may apply from any internet connected computer. Public access computers are available at many libraries and at Workforce Offices. For testing schedules, locations, and handicap accommodations refer to our Job Opportunities Web Site (, or call (304) 558-3950, Ext. 57207.

Do not take a copy of the online application to the test center. DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU CAN TEST WITHIN 30 DAYS. Online applicants who do not test within 30 days of application will be rejected.

Do not use a paper application unless you cannot apply online. If you must use a paper application due to disability or other valid reason, please call our office for special instructions. Applicants using a paper application must present a completed application form at the test site. Positive identification is required. There is a 90 day re-test waiting period. Caution: Any time you re-test your new score will replace any previous test score.


Your application will not be accepted if you do not meet stated minimum requirements.

Graduation from a standard high school or equivalent.

One year of full-time or equivalent part-time paid employment.
Successfully completed study in a regionally accredited college or university may substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

You are not required to provide paper education verification documents at the time of application. You are required to provide these documents on request. All education and employment information provided in the application is subject to verification prior to offer of employment. Providing false or misleading statements in your application is grounds for permanent disqualification or termination, and may be subject to additional penalties under law. By submitting your application you authorize the State of West Virginia and its agents to investigate and otherwise require and obtain independent verification of all application statements. You must be prepared to verify any claimed college credit hours, course work, major field, license, certificate, or other post-secondary school record when requested.


LOCATION: West Virginia Childrens Home in Elkins, WV, Randolph County

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