- Interested job seekers must complete the SUDP license within 12
months of hire.*
The Department of Children, Youth, and Families (DCYF) was
created to be a comprehensive agency exclusively dedicated to the
social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth, and
families regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or
other socioeconomic factors. We believe our workforce should
reflect the communities we serve, and are actively searching for
candidates that reflect that diversity.
We're looking for a Juvenile Rehabilitation Residential
Counselor to join our team to provide comprehensive services
to juvenile residents, working toward the common goal of
eliminating child and youth outcome disparities based on race and
ethnicity. Our vision is that "All Washington's children and youth
grow up safe and healthy-thriving physically, emotionally, and
educationally, nurtured by family and community."
Salary: $3,792.00 - $4,974.00 Monthly; plus an additional
5% premium pay for employees working in King County.
The Opportunity (Substance Abuse Disorder Professional):
You can make a real difference in the lives of at-risk youth
when you join our dedicated team at Echo Glen Children's Center. We
need your substance abuse treatment experience to provide
comprehensive case management, transition planning, mental health
counseling, and treatment referral services to for an assigned
caseload of youth committed to Rehabilitation Administration (RA)
care by the juvenile courts and who are preparing to return to
their homes and communities. You will maintain the Exodus Program,
a certified intensive inpatient drug and alcohol treatment program
at Echo Glen Children's Center.
Applicants who have a Substance Abuse Disorder Professional
(SUDP) license or are enrolled in a SUDP trainee program at a
certified school will be considered.
Some of what you'll do
- Provide substance abuse supervision and treatment to youth
committed to Rehabilitation Administration care by the juvenile
courts and who have a complex range of disorders and service
- Interview and administer/interpret screening tools and
assessments, assess behavior, prioritize treatment targets,
develop treatment plans, and implement interventions.
- Facilitate various drug and alcohol related groups and prepare
youth and their families for transition back to the community.
- Perform routine security duties
- Supervise and/or serve meals to resident groups
- Monitor movement of residents within the facility and in the
- Document all legal treatment files
- Supervise and assign chores within a living unit to meet health
and hygiene standards.
What we're looking for:
Professionals who have a Substance Abuse Disorder Professional
(SADP) license or are enrolled in a SADP trainee program at a
certified school. Trainees require continuous course enrollment and
clinical supervision developing skills, knowledge and
Interested job seekers must complete the SUDP license within 12
months of hire.
A Bachelor's degree AND one year of professional
experience working with at-risk or justice system involved youth as
a case manager, counselor, probation officer, parole officer, or
experience working in a social service capacity planning directing,
supervising, or facilitating interventions with at-risk juvenile
justice system youth or related field.
One year of experience as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Counselor
A Master's degree in Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Social
Sciences, or in an allied field will substitute for the one year of
In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal
applicant will also have some or all of the following:
- Demonstrated understanding of adolescent development and
juvenile rehabilitation practices and principles.
- Experience providing cognitive/behavioral therapeutic
- Demonstrated competency in relating to clients from diverse
backgrounds and cultural groups.
- Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and
influences related to juvenile delinquency.
- Ability to use verbal de-escalation and physical control
techniques approved for intervention with verbally and or
physically aggressive youth.
How do I apply?
Complete and submit an online applicant profile and attach a
To take advantage of Veteran's preference please attach your
DD-214, member 4 long-form, or your NGB-22. Please black out
your social security number prior to attaching.
Applicants selected for an interview will be required to
pass a national fingerprint background check and complete a
questionnaire mandated by the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
inquiring about any sexual misconduct. Information from the
background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will
be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and
competence to perform in the job.
This position is covered by a collective bargaining
The initial screening will be based on the content and
completeness of your application and the materials submitted. All
information may be verified and documentation may be required.
Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in
the supplemental question responses will be considered
DCYF is an equal opportunity employer and supports equity,
diversity, inclusion and respect.
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