NYC Administration for Children's Services Youth Development Specialist in Brooklyn, New York

This position is an integral part of an interdisciplinary team responsible for the custody, direct care, supervision, counseling, and accountability of youths in the custody of the Administration for Children's Services in juvenile detention facilities. Youth Development Specialists, under direct supervision during an assigned tour of duty, perform the following duties:
*Facilitate, engage and support youth in all activities, including school, wakeup and bedtime routines, meals, chores, recreation, religious services, court preparation, court attendance, family visits, health care visits and other activities as necessary
*Facilitate youth learning of pro-social, academic, and vocational skills
*Mentor and guide youth individually and in groups while using a behavior management system to shape youth behavior
*Facilitate youth group meetings in the residential unit and elsewhere
*Address conflicts with crisis intervention methods such as verbal de-escalation, reframing strategies, and physical de-escalation techniques, using the least amount of physical intervention necessary.
*May serve as part of a rapid response team to respond to emergency situations
*Additional duties can be found at https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/

Minimum Qualifications
1-A four year high school diploma or equivalent approved by a States department of education or a recognized accrediting organization, and two years of fulltime satisfactory experience working directly with juveniles or young adults, ages 10-24 in a group, community, educational, or institutional setting or program performing recreational, detention, correctional, vocational, mentoring, or anti-violence work or youth leadership development, young adult leadership development, youth and family health promotion, community organizing with youth and families, and or closely related activities, which can include internships, volunteer work, athletic programs, or closely related experience or
2-An associate degree from an accredited college or completion of 60 semester credits of study at an accredited college, including or supplemented by one year and three months of full-time satisfactory experience as described in 1 above; or
3-An associate degree from an accredited college or completion of 60 semester credits of study at an accredited college, including or supplemented by 12 semester credits in social work, counseling, education, recreation, criminal justice, psychology, biology, sociology, human services or a closely related field and nine months of fulltime satisfactory experience as described in 1 above or
4-A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by at least six months experience as described in 1 above; or
5-A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college including or supplemented by 12 semester credits in social work, counseling, education, recreation, criminal justice, psychology, biology, sociology, human services or a closely related field; or
6-A satisfactory combination of education and or experience equivalent to 1, 2, or 3 above:
a. Honorable fulltime United States military service commanding young adults, up to age 24, may be substituted for experience as described in 1 above, on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two years of military service for two years of experience
b. Academic coursework in social work, counseling, education, recreation, criminal justice, psychology, biology, sociology, human services or a closely related field may be substituted for experience as described in 1 above, at the rate of 12 semester credits from an accredited college for 6 months of experience
c. General undergraduate education may be substituted for experience as described in 1 above, at the rate of 60 semester credits from an accredited college for 9 months of experience
However, all candidates must possess a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent.