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Youth Specialist Supervisor

$58,899.26 - $78,920.92 Annually

Pontiac, MI

Job Type
Full Time

Children's Village

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Job Summary
Responsible for the safety, security, and welfare of youths on designated shift within assigned unit(s). Ensures adherence to licensing regulations, other applicable legislation, and administrative policy. Assists in the preparation of weekly written programs detailing a 24-hour schedule of activities for residents as well as work schedules for Youth Specialists working on assigned shift. Directly supervises Youth Specialists. Serves as a liaison on assigned shift between youths and involved parties, and performs various public relations activities as assigned. Performs admission/intake duties during assigned shift. Must be available to work day, afternoon, midnight and/or weekend shifts; schedule assigned by supervisor. Utilizes current Countywide and/or department specific software to complete assignments.

Minimum Qualifications
Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application: 

  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • Transcript with degree and award date
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity
  • Valid Driver's License Number

At the time of application, applicants must:

1. Possess an Associate's degree or sixty (60) semester credit hours from an accredited college or university with a major in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Public Administration, or closely related field.
2. Have had at least two (2) years of full-time work experience in a correctional child care institution.
NOTE: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a field listed above may be substituted for one (1) year of experience in 2; OR
A Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a field listed above may be substituted for all of the experience in 2.
3. Have not been convicted of a felony violation of criminal law. (Criminal law generally includes all offenses except traffic law, conservation law, and liquor law.)
4. Possess a valid United States motor vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license. Out of Country driver's license holders will be required to obtain the appropriate valid State of Michigan driver's license before the hire date.
5. Pass the complete examination, including the employment medical, established for this classification.
6. Successfully complete the six-month probationary period.

Work History
You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience Section of your NEOGOV application. If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience Section prior to applying. Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. Please review the job posting, specifically the purpose of the position and the minimum qualifications, prior to answering the work experience question; and note that only related work experience will be considered. NOTE: Provide full detail in the employment history section noting the skills, experience and hours worked per week pertaining to the minimum qualifications. 
College Transcripts
If you have completed education higher than a high school diploma or GED, you must attach a copy of your official/unofficial transcript(s) that clearly state the type of degree and date awarded/conferred, institution name, and applicant name; and is in a format that cannot be modified or edited. Your application will not be considered for further review if you have failed to provide this information. Transcripts from outside the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES National Association of Credential Evaluation Services ( This documentation must be attached to your application if you are certifying you have an education higher than high school/GED. NOTE: This section is used for TRANSCRIPTS ONLY. Other documents such as reference, cover letter, resume, etc are not accepted. 

Special Requirements
 1. Must maintain a valid United States vehicle operator's or chauffeur's license.
2. Must submit to immunizations as requested by the Department of Health & Human Services and to periodic tuberculin skin tests or chest X-rays at County expense.
3. Drive designated county-owned vehicle when on-duty, unless directed otherwise.
4. Must become certified as an instructor in the facility's approved crisis prevention/physical management program. Certification must be maintained and renewed annually.
5. Must become certified in CPR and maintain certification annually.
6. Before beginning employment candidates will be required to provide Children's Village with documentation from the Department of Human Services (DHS) that they have not been named in a central registry case as the perpetrator of child abuse or child neglect. In addition, applicants being considered for hire will be asked to sign a form authorizing Children's Village to request and receive a criminal history check in accordance with the privacy act of 1974.
Applicants for positions at Children's Village will not be considered if they have been convicted of either of the following: 
(a) Child Abuse or Neglect.
(b) A felony involving harm or threatened harm to an individual within the 10 years immediately preceding the date of hire.