Limited Secure Specialist

Posted by
The Children's Village
Dobbs Ferry, NY
Published 16 days ago

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Reporting to the Limited Secure Cottage Supervisor, the Limited Secure Specialist engages and involves youth in productive and constructive activities in the school and cottage and during cue exposure opportunities. The Specialist has understandf of individual youth's treatment targets and needs. The Specialist works with the youth so that they can successful transitoin back to their home environment or a lower level of care. The Specialist provides eyes on /ears on supervision of youth at all times.

The Limited Secure Specialist shows dedication and willingness to work alongside the Integrated Treatment Model (ITM), supporting and carrying out the functions of the population. The Specialist is expected to have a nonjudgmental approach tha t focuses on skill building and basic principles of behavior (reinforcement, extinction, blocking and shaping). The Specialist is required to function as part of a team, committed to modeling pro social behavior and building positive relationships with all residents.

Position Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

. Behavioral management – Using the principles of Safe Crisis Management(SCM), Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support(PBIS) and youth developmental theories to establish clear expectations for resident behavior.

· Crisis intervention – Exercising a proactive approach for the prevention of dangerous behaviors such as physical violence, escapes, group disturbances, and suicidal behaviors. This includes strategies that support the development and sustaining of a safe and positive environment.

· Security – Executing the policies and procedures related to resident supervision and institutional security measures to ensure to assure contraband-free programs to protect the safety of youth, staff and the community. This includes but not limited to Personal, Pat-Frisk and Security searches.

· Safety – Employing knowledge and skills in relation to emergency procedures (i.e., Safe Crisis Management, first-aid, CPR, fire safety, and communicable disease) to ensure the well-being of youth.

  • Custodial care – Preserves the integrity of all therapeutic decisions and to ensure that such decision-making is not compromised by other considerations. Attends treatment conferences and other team meetings. Demonstrates ability to work effectively with youth who present with problematic sexual behaviors and apply milieu specific PSB interventions. Has a working knowledge of DBT and Motivational Interviewing and applies these treatment modalities within the milieu.

· Record keeping – Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both written and oral form, including documentation of events/incidents. Ensure all incident reports are completed prior to the end of the shift.

· Program maintenance – Implementing consistence programs, ensuring cottage is resourced, assist in creating a structured environment that embraces relationship-building to reinforce safety.

· Problem solving – Creating an environment in which a youth’s personal, social, or emotional problems can be openly discussed, explored, and possibly resolved through effective use of interpersonal relationship skills, communication and consultation with clinical staff, and leadership in group discussions or activities.

· Organizational awareness – Understanding, supporting, and using the philosophy, goals, values, policies, and procedures that represent the daily operations of the facility.

  • External awareness – Identifying and periodically reviewing key external issues and trends likely to affect the agency (e.g., legal, political, demographic, and philosophical trends).
  • Role modeling – Ensures professionalism and maintenance of boundaries at all times . Present oneself as a positive role model and act in accordance with agency standards.
  • Embrace and embody the mission, vision, guiding principles, clinical vision and goals of The Children’s Village.

Position Qualifications:

· High School Diploma with a minimum of four (4) years direct care experience at a residential treatment center or youth correctional setting preferred.

· A college degree with a minimum of two (2) years’ experience at a residential treatment center or youth correctional setting preferred

· PSB specific training and experience is strongly preferred.

· PSB specific training and experience is strongly preferred.

· Ability to manage and promote a therapeutic environment, taking into account the varying clinical needs of each resident.

  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License
  • Must possess exceptional time management and attention to detail skills

Starting salary: $35,319.50. For complete information and to apply online go to

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Want to work with children? Then join us an exciting and rewarding career. We are an innovative and award winning charity that offers training, benefits and opportunities for growth…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    March 31, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required





Dobbs Ferry, NY

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