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Youth Corrections Unit Coordinator - Case Coordinator (OYA18-003
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Youth Corrections Unit Coordinator - Case Coordinator (OYA18-003
Youth Corrections Unit Coordinator - Case Coordinator (OYA18-0035oc)



Youth Corrections Unit Coordinator - Case Coordinator (OYA18-0035oc)


$45,048.00 - $65,628.00 Annually


Woodburn, OR

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Youth Authority-Facilities

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4/23/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

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Announcement: OYA18-0035oc - Woodburn

Join the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in this unique role!

This position assists the Living Unit Manager (LUM) with the overall leadership of their assigned living unit. This includes leadership, direction and development of staff, operational logistics and the development/maintenance of a Positive Human Development culture on the living unit. In the unit leadership structure, this position is responsible for youth case management duties. These include but are not limited to the creation and maintenance of the JJIS Case Plan for each youth, coordination and facilitation of multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings, and ensuring that youth attend and participate in the treatment program as designed by the living unity QMHP and agreed upon through the MDT process.

Additional Details:

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Duties & Responsibilities

+ Develop and implement processes, structures, and work schedules that support staff engagement.

+ Develop processes to monitor and measure performance.

+ Ensure treatment groups, skill development and other priorities on the unit are covered by the staff assigned to the unit. Develop unit guidelines and protocols to create a safe environment on the unit.

+ Assist the Living Unit Manager (LUM) to develop employees by working with employees on an individual and team basis to identify training opportunities.

+ Facilitate community groups, one on one meetings, primary time, and other activities to allow for youth and staff to have meaningful participation in the program.

+ Assign staff all tasks necessary to ensure that the living unit is clean and organized environment free from clutter and contraband.

+ Work closely with all assigned employees, keeping them informed and seeking their input on living unit decisions.

+ Develop communication among living unit staff by providing pertinent information verbally, through written communication in the living unit log, or through email.

+ Serve as acting LUM in the absence of the LUM to perform essential responsibilities or direction and operations of the living unit.

+ Provide case management for the youth on the assigned living unit.This includes creation and maintenance of the JJIS Case Plan, meeting expectations outlined in the Assessment, Multidisciplinary Teams (MDT), and Case Planning policies, and MDT Standards document.

+ Responsible for multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) for youth on the assigned living unit.

+ Facilitate the living unit behavior management system including any point/level, or grading and tag system, tag or level reviews and appropriate documentation.

+ Document and monitor any special programs (created by the MDT) for youth incentive or restrictive programming and ensure programs are effective and developmental in their approach.

+ Complete written reviews and reports on youth progress in treatment, behavior, education, vocation and unit living as necessary for regularly scheduled case plan reviews, movement requests, Administrative Reviews, Agency Case Review, and court hearings.

+ Ensure that Positive Youth Engagement participation and achievement tracking, and Attendance Tracking in JJIS, is current and up to date including printing and providing the youth and MDT members a copy of the Youth Portfolio Document for MDT meetings and transitions.

+ Ensure that the youth's JJIS notebook is accurate and all information is up to date.

Qualifications, Required & Requested Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree in a behavioral science or related field (submit a copy of your college transcript with your application if your education or degree is other than behavioral science); OR

Three years of experience observing, evaluating and recording behavior and maintaining discipline of individuals in a program related to juvenile justice, treatment programs, or special education within an institution or residential living unit; OR

Associate degree from an accredited school in a behavioral science or equivalent training program with an emphasis on juvenile systems, special education, and/or secondary education AND one year experience working in a juvenile justice, treatment, or secondary education program.

Preferred Attributes: We may show preference to candidates whose application materials demonstrate the following.

+ Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and coordinate work assignments.

+ Experience writing case plans.

+ Excellent written and oral communication skills.

+ Ability to use sound judgment and decision-making skills to resolve emergent operational issues.

+ Strong leadership skills.

Additional Information

Working Conditions:

+ This position is located in a closed custody facility which requires strict adherence by each employee to security measures at all times to assure the custody, control and supervision of youth offenders who exhibit hostile, assaultive behavior.

+ Requires meeting physical standards for vision, hearing, dexterity, push/pull, running, and jogging.

+ All OYA locations are tobacco-free environments.

+ Required to work one weekend day a week and one evening a week.

+ Facilities require 24-hour a day/7-day per week staffing. Weekend/holiday work may be required. Periodic or frequent mandatory overtime may be required with minimal notice. Note: Because of the nature of their work, all Case Coordinator positions are non-strikeable.

+ Travel is required to attend meetings, participate on committees, and transport youth as needed.


We appreciate your interest in this position. To apply, please follow these steps.

+ Complete the application. We will not accept a resume or position description in place of a completed application. There is no need to attach a resume or cover letter to your application. Because of the volume of applications we receive, we do not review any attachments that we do not ask for.

+ The work experience and/or education section of your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet all of the minimum and special qualifications listed above. If it does not, we are required to disqualify it.

+ Complete the supplemental questions.

Caution: If you fail to follow these instructions, we will have to disqualify your application. We cannot consider incomplete or late applications.

Pre-employment Checks:

We will conduct criminal background checks on final candidates including current OYA employees. All applicants are subject to additional pre-employment check(s) such as driver license, fingerprint based on criminal records check, pre-employment drug screening and/or education verification as required for the position.

OYA is responsible for complying with the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA 42 U.S.C. 1997). PREA prohibits the Oregon Youth Authority from hiring, promoting, or contracting with anyone (that will have direct contact with residents) who has engaged in, been convicted of, or been civilly or administratively adjudicated for engaging in sexual abuse in confinement settings. For more information regarding PREA please visit: -ag-635.html

This standard requires OYA to conduct criminal background checks, conduct a check of the state's child abuse registry, and made its best efforts to contact prior institutional employers to obtain this information.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) requires correctional organizations to ensure that their employees are Tuberculosis (TB) free. All OYA employees are required to submit to a two-step TB test which is currently the requirement of the CDC to establish a TB free "base line." Rather than OYA conducting the test, employees may choose to work with their personal health care providers to provide the agency with medical documentation that demonstrates that they are TB free. If offered employment and you accept, OYA will offer you the TB testing, and if you refuse, OYA will require the necessary documentation from your personal health care provider as a condition of employment.

Veteran's Points:

Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. To receive preference, veterans must attach appropriate documentation as outlined by the Department of Administrative Services at the following website: Veterans Resources. Please title your DD214 like this, "[Your Last Name], DD214" and your disability letter "[Your Last Name] Disability Letter." Veterans may also call the Oregon Department of Veterans' Affairs at 1-800-692-9666.

Note: DD214 member 1 copies do not contain character of service and cannot be used to verify veterans' preference eligibility. Please attach DD214 member 2 or 4.

Questions and Application Support:

+ For questions about the job announcement, call 503-373-7383.

+ For technical help with your login online application issues, call 1-855-524-5627 from 6:30a to 5:30p PT M-F. Leave a voicemail. It may take up to 24 hours to receive a response. If you do not receive a response after 24 hours, you can email Technical Support at


Core benefits

Medical, vision and dental insurance

+ Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans for the employee and qualified family members

+ $5,000 in employee basic life insurance

Retirement benefits

+ Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

+ Employer paid defined benefit and defined contribution programs

**Effective November 1, 2016, SEIU represented employees who are Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) participating members will have their base salary increased by 6.95%. Upon becoming a PERS participating member, SEIU employees pay the employee 6% contribution to PERS.

Paid leaves and other benefits

+ Sick leave earned at the rate of 8 hours per a month with no maximum accumulation

+ Vacation leave earned at a minimum rate of 8 hours per month with accrual rate increases at 5-year increments

+ 24 hours personal leave earned each fiscal year

+ Ten paid holidays a year

The state also provides access to an innovative Employee Assistance Program that offers work-life counseling, along with homeowner, legal and family resources.

Optional benefits

+ Term life (employee, spouse or domestic partner, and dependents

+ Long-term and short-term disability

+ Accidental Death and Dismemberment

+ Long-term care (self and eligible family members)

+ Flexible spending accounts

+ Option to enroll in the Oregon Savings Growth Plan, a deferred compensation program offering a wide variety of investment options.

The following information describes typical benefits available for employees. Actual benefits received may differ by position or branch of government or be prorated for other than full time work.

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