YOUTH SERVICES WORKER - JOB OEPNINGS
The State Training School for Boys is expanding its' capacity and efficiency around safety. To accomplish this goal we're are adding multiple Youth Service Workers. These are newly added positions that will allow growth and mission/goal
The State Training School (STS) at Eldora offers a holistic social, behavioral, psychiatric, academic, and Special Education program that utilizes counseling, treatment and consequences paired with praise and opportunity to males, ages 12 to 18 years old who have been adjudicated delinquent. Services and programs provide individualized treatment and offer comprehensive education, with a goal of transitioning the young man back to his community. The facility is operated by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).
The program available for residents includes:
YOUTH SERVICES WORKER
The Youth Services Workers at the STS are integral to the successful outcome of young men at the facility. If you enjoy challenging, yet rewarding work helping students find stability in their lives and security in their future, and can work as part of a team to help reach these goals you will want to have a career at the STS.
Serves in the role of primary caretaker to youth admitted to a training school, juvenile home, or state institution; provides guidance to youth regarding their problems, future plans and related matters. Provides supportive encouragement to youths on a personal basis either in a one-on-one or small group situation and gives instruction, advice and assistance on personal problems. Oversees the activities of students in maintaining order, discipline and safety in their living units; physically restrains aggressive youths in order to keep the person from harming himself/herself and others; assures youths receive emergency medical assistance. Provides and leads recreational activities and participates or gives instruction in games; chaperons group trips and social functions; escorts individuals on shopping trips or to obtain medical or dental care, may transport youths throughout the state in institutional vehicles.
Confers with professional counselors, social workers and other staff regarding special problems; attends meetings and conferences; participates in group interaction and group therapy sessions as a member of a treatment team.
Provides institution security during the night by checking buildings and visiting living units. Gives instructions and models desirable health and personal habits; assures basic needs of youths are met including clothing and hygiene. Communicates important information by entries in logbooks via computer, incident reports and/or related institutional forms. Participates in medication passing as needed.
Graduation from high school or G.E.D.;
OR experience equal to two years of full-time work in a youth service program working directly in the treatment of adjudicated, at risk, or other youths needing service or assistance.
The State Training School provides an environment rich in challenges that will allow you to play a meaningful role in the rehabilitation of these young men with no boring days. You will be the glue that helps pull these young men together.
The State Training School is located in Eldora, Iowa, home of the Pine Lake State Park which offers an array of outdoor recreational activities. Eldora is an Iowa River Greenbelt Community featuring quaint shops, eating choices, and plenty of family friendly activity. The Iowa River Greenbelt Scenic Drive is a must do which winds through a picturesque landscape of valleys, woods and streams. Eldora is 45 minutes from Ames and Cedar Falls, 35 minutes Marshalltown, and only 22 minutes from Iowa Falls.
As an employee of the STS you are a State of Iowa employee and eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that is second to none includes all of this and more:
• Insurance - Health, Dental, Life, Voluntary Life, and Long Term Disability
• The cost for medical and dental is less than $40 per month for single coverage
• Medical and Dental coverage combined for a family is less than $190 per month.
• IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)-Fixed Income Pension
• Deferred Compensation with a State-Funded match similar to a 401K
• Paid Leave - 9 Holidays, Sick Leave, Family Sick Leave, Vacation, & Military Leave
• Strong Opportunity for Advancement, Growth, and Development.
You may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. To see if you qualify for this program, please look to the guidelines and/or for more information on PSLF, visit StudentAid.gov/publicservice.
(OMB No. 1 Form Approved Exp. Date 5/31/2020 PSECF - XBCR)
To learn more about benefits available to State of Iowa employees visit the benefits web page.
Applicants must apply on line, please apply at:
Search: Filter - Location - Eldora
If you have questions please contact:
State Training School • Ed Gilliland or Brett Lawrence
3211 Edgington Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627 • Phone:
Applications should be submitted using the link above no later than JULY 3, 2019.
The State of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.State Training School