DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: (Some of the duties are as follows)
The Shift Leader ensures all daily living needs and essential treatment services are provided to adjudicated youth at the Brooklyn Limited Secure Placement (LSP)a 20 bed program for adjudicated youth. This involves creating and supporting a physically and emotionally safe environment for residents and staff as well as utilizing a teaching component in all program components and interactions. Supervises, trains, and evaluates staff members of the treatment teams; supervises staff in the treatment process; and assists in training and career development activities.
· Supervisory / managerial responsibilities as assigned by Program Director.
· Serves as the group leader in guiding the group interaction process.
· Provides and monitors individual and group counseling services.
· Assumes responsibility, together with staff, for safety, personal conduct, care, and therapy of the youth in a group.
· Communicates with court and community-based staff regarding each youths progress, placement plans, and family issues; prepares reports regarding youths progress, adjustments, and related matters.
· Assesses youths needs and helps develop with LSP team individual treatment, education, and aftercare plans.
· Assist in the scheduling of staff
· Interacts critically and constructively with staff members to develop and implement successful treatment techniques.
· Keeps staff informed of significant behavioral conditions known about an individual and/or the group.
· Maintains security in building, grounds, and other posts; intervenes during emergencies or altercations to prevent escapes and gains physical control of youth (twenty-four  hours a day).
· Coordinates community relations projects and other outreach activities.
· Provides counseling, therapy, and other support services to the families of youth being served in a treatment facility.
· Assists in the oversight of all limited-secure placement programming, and evaluates the application of youths skills in scheduled activities.
· Exercises considerable judgment, discretion, and initiative in the performance of duties within the established policies and procedures.
· Weekend and evening shifts
· Performs other related work as assigned.
· A Bachelors degree in a Human Services related field.
· One or more years of work experience in a residential treatment program which involved casework, group counseling, juvenile rehabilitation, probation and parole, and/or social work for youth; or
· Two or more years of experience in group work which involved direct care and interaction with youth such as YMCA, schools, recreational facilities, or residential care programs;
· Ability to transport youth and travel.
· Ability to work a variety of shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime; and the ability to respond to crises situations.
· Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with staff, community groups, the courts, other agencies, and the general public.
· Excellent writing and communication skills
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