OREGON YOUTH AUTHORITY
GROUP LIFE COORDINATOR 2 POOL (Multiple positions – permanent, temporary, practicum)
Woodburn, Oregon – MACLAREN YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
OYA welcomes you to join our exceptional team of Group Life Coordinators at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility!
The Oregon Youth Authority (OYA) is a national leader in the juvenile justice field, pioneering the implementation of a positive human development framework for its work with staff and youth, and using data to match the right youth with the right services. We seek to foster cultural competence and pursue equitable solutions to support youth under our care. Our agency mission is to protect the public and reduce crime by holding youth accountable and providing opportunities for reformation in safe environments.
If you are looking to join a team that values individual and cultural differences and the opportunity to contribute in the success of youth reformation by enriching our workforce with diversity, OYA wants to hear from you!
People of color, women and other members of historically underserved communities are strongly encouraged to apply!
What You Will Be Doing:
The Group Life Coordinator 2 ensures a safe and secure environment for the public, youth, and staff. The Group Life Coordinator 2 provides pro-social role modeling by working directly with youth carrying out the specific day to day functions of each unit. This includes:
- Provide daily supervision, control and treatment of adjudicated youth at OYA and youth from Department of Corrections in a secure correctional facility.
- Coaching, confronting, and correcting the behavior of the youth.
- Observing, evaluating, and recording youth behavior, attitude, and performance. You will record their attendance and participation in treatment groups, recreations, vocational/educational activities, and/or community service and document unusual incidents and critical events.
- Prepare Youth Incident Reports (YIRs)
- Assign, train, and supervise youth who are performing chores on living units and jobs within the facility (e.g., maintenance, kitchen, laundry, landscaping, janitorial, etc.)
- Assist with treatment of youth and facility programs.
- Observe and monitor youth offenders for suicide prevention and potential health and safety risks.
- Conduct security inspections and searches of facility, grounds, and state vehicles.
- Conduct searches of the youth and youth’s property.
- Verbally and/or physically intervene to control youth behavior. Physically restrain youth as necessary.
- Administer medication to youth (under the training and indirect supervision of medical staff) and maintain contact with medical staff to ensure appropriate medical care for the youth.
- May provide secure transport of youth to appointments within the community.
- Multiple Positions: This recruitment announcement will be used to establish a list of qualified candidates to fill current vacancies – permanent, full-time, part-time and temporary positions.
- Under-fill: The goal of this recruitment is to fill this position at a GLC2 level. However, we encourage candidates who meet the minimum qualifications for a GLC1 ($2,852.00 – $4,217.00 monthly/$16.45 – $24.33 hourly) to apply, as we may consider under-filling the position until the selected candidate meets the minimum qualifications for a GLC2. Under-fill training will not exceed one year.
- Representation: This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU).
- Compensation: $3,345.00 – $5,091.00 monthly / $19.30 – $29.37 hourly. Salary normally starts at first step.
- OYA facilities are tobacco free environments.
- Shift work in a 24-hour, 7-day a week operation, with night shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required.
- Adhere to the dress code of the specific work site.
- Frequent exposure to verbal abuse, threats, and dealing with impulsive, rebellious, assaultive youth.
- The use of reasonable force in the performance of duties or during a disturbance or other emergency situation may be required.
- Physical standards for vision, hearing, dexterity, push/pull, running, and jogging.
- Transport youth as requested, and, if in a security position, operate state vehicles.
How To Qualify:
- You must possess a high school diploma, GED certificate, or other proof of education at the same or higher level; AND
- Six months full-time experience working with 12 to 24 year-old youth offenders in either a residential care or treatment program; OR
- a Certificate or Associate degree from an accredited school in a behavioral science or equivalent training program.
Under-fill – GLC1 Qualifications
- You must possess a high school diploma, GED certificate, or other proof of education at the same or higher level.
- You must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid driver license and acceptable driving record.
This position also requires a Physical Abilities Test (PAT)
The PAT includes the following elements that applicants need to demonstrate the ability to:
- Ability to handle, feel, and have finger dexterity using both hands.
- Ability to move, carry or hold objects weighing from 6 lbs up to 165 lbs moving a maximum of 54 feet.
- Ability to kneel, bend, turn and stand, turn and sit, reach and crawl.
- Ability to perform 15 step-ups on a 12-inch stepping platform.
- Ability to run or jog 100 yards.
- Ability to hold body weight in the push-up position for 50 seconds.
- Ability to hold a 6lb medicine ball at chest level with arms extended for a period of 40 seconds.
- Ability to complete the circuit outlined above two times with a 1 minute break between sessions.
- Acceptable vision of at least 20/30 (with or without correction) in both eyes, with peripheral vision of 160 degrees from a distance of 20 feet.
- Have binaural hearing (aided or unaided) in ranges from 500 to 2000 Hz and from 20 to 60 db.
Applicants may contact the facility for more information on the PAT or the OYA Training Academy.
Desired Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following:
- Experience working in a team setting and communicating information.
- Experience utilizing problem-solving techniques.
- Experience providing and utilizing skills as a mentor or as a coach.
- Experience demonstrating excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Please go to oregonjobs.org and search REQ-57483 or click here.
Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we are here to serve. OYA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be individualized based on merit, competence, performance, and business need.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.” The more diverse we are, the better our work will be.