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Posted: 10/15/2019
Job Reference #: 19194-1
Keywords: youth

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Job Title: Youth Development Specialist I

Closing Date: Open Until Filled
DEADLINE: Attach any required documents, i.e., Transcripts, Certificates, diploma and Motor Vehicle
Record, to your online application by midnight on the closing date. Late Applications or documents will not
be considered.
Job Number: 19-194
Job Type: Full-Time Regular
Department: Tribal Social Services/ Residential Program for Youth

City: Sacaton, AZLocations: 505 S. Pear Road
Area of Interest: Social Services
Salary Type: Base Pay
Salary/ Hourly Rate: $13.82 Hourly
Tribal Driving Permit Required: Yes

Residential Programs for Youth is a 24-hour facility and requires shift work.

The Youth Development Specialist I, is responsible for maintaining a home-like atmosphere and providing daily
care, training, supervision and discipline of children through 12 years of age residing in the Residential Program
for Youth and shall recognize the emotional needs and individuality of each child and foster a sense of respect
and acceptance.

Maintain and review all appropriate paperwork as speci?ed in program policies and procedures, including
documents of incidents, contact sheet, and medication log.Responsible for being present in the building Where the children sleep and available to the children in time of
need.Follow a planned schedule of events, duties and activities for each child in the home.Work with Clinical Team, Supervisor, and Social work Aide to ensure proper planning for the development
of the children.Responsible for cooking and cleaning on each shift.Support residential youth in daily maintenance/cleaning of their rooms and common areas and maintain a
healthy environment in the home and assist children in good habits on personal hygiene.Supervise residents, coordinate and participate in planning organized activities including recreation,
educational and community activities; drive residents to and from activities in Tribal vehicles.Responsible for dealing with the personal needs of each child in a professional and timely manner (i.e.,
medical needs, school supplies, clothing, etc.).Intervene to help children deal with anti-social or acting-out behavior; help find appropriate alternatives in
solving problems; take advantage of 'teaching moments' to train and educate children in social, work and life
skills.Participate in community-based prevention education efforts by positively including children in prevention
presentation at school or other areas in the Community.
0 Attend various meetings to discuss problems, concerns, or rewards dealing with residents, this may include
coordinating with outside agencies and vendors concerning residents.
0 Perform other related duties as assigned.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:Knowledge of residential treatment programs.Knowledge of chemical dependency and other issues affecting Native American Youth.Knowledge of Native American cultures.Be of good moral character and have good physical and emotional health.Ability to learn, be non-judgmental and work well with others in a team environment.Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.Ability to plan and coordinate work of others.Must be available for day, evening, and/or weekend assignments.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, Community Officials
and the general public.
0 Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position; agree to maintain a Drug-free workplace.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: High School diploma or GED and a minimum of one (1) year experience working with children in an educational
or behavioral health related area, preferably in a residential setting or therapeutic program.

Required to have a certificate of completion in Residential Child & Youth Care Training and a certificate of
completion in Managing Aggressive Behavior (or equivalents) at the time of hire or within the first six (6) month
from the date of hire.Required to pass a background check and fingerprint clearance as a condition of employment and must continue
to maintain throughout duration of employment. Background checks are required for positions that involve regular
contact with or control over Community Children in accordance with The Indian Child Protection and Family
Violence Prevention Act, 25 U.S.C. Sections 3201 through 3210 and C.F.R. Part 63 and positions that have
regular contact with the Elderly.Maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification or obtain within ninety (90) days of hire.
Must be available for day, evening and/or weekend assignments.Be of mature age in relationship to the children under care and able to withstand the physical and emotional stress
of carrying on responsibilities for a group of active children.Required mandatory reporter pursuant to Title 7, Chapter 2 (7.205), B.Required to attend Title 7 Mandatory Reporting training on a yearly basis.Required to obtain a Tribal Driving permit. Valid state driver’s license with a current proof of driving record for
the past 39 months will be required to qualify for a tribal driving permit. Proof of driving record must be
submitted with application and must not be more than 60 days old from the date of submission of theapplication.Non-Supervisory, Hourly Position
Reports to Director or designee


- Medical - EPO or PPO Self-Funded Plan utilizing Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Network

- Prescription Program

- Dental - Plan is provided through CIGNA with no deductible for preventive services or $50 (individual)/$150
(family) deductible for basic and major services

- Vision - plan benefits are provided through SightCare of Arizona and carry a $10 co-pay for exams, zero co-

- Life and AD&D - We offer voluntary or supplemental life insurance for Employee & Dependents through
METLIFE Group Insurance. GRIC pays the full cost for your Basic Life and AD&D.Other Voluntary Benefits -

- Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
° Short Term Disability

- Long Term Disability

- Employee Assistance Program

- 12 Paid Holidays

- Vacation Leave

- Sick Leave

Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference
Act (Title 25, US. Code, Section 472 and 473). The Gila River Indian Community is also committed to achieving
the full and equal opportunity without discrimination because of Race, Religion, Color, Sex, National Origin,
Politics, Marital Status, Physical Handicap, Age or Sexual Orientation. In other than the above, the Gila River
Indian Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer.If you are claiming Preference in one or more of the following categories please attach a copy of the
required documentation to the completed Employment Application.Preference for Community Members (with proof of enrollment)Preference for Native Americans (must meet membership requirement of a federally recognized Tribe.)
Preference point for Spouse of Community Member (with proof of spouse enrollment)Preference point for Veteran (must meet statutory requirements)


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