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Sacramento, CA

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About the Role

To apply complete the; Application, Resume, Cover Letter, AND COPY THIS SOLICITATION attach and send via email to Support@TheArkofRefuge.Org.

Juvenile counselors perform one of the most vital and rewarding of social duties: helping troubled youth become healthy, happy and productive members of society. Due to the serious, criminal situation of these offenders they often are re-emerging or detained in detention centers. Among other things, counselors must be mature, empathetic and objective all at the same time in order to assist the offenders. Counselors must be trustworthy and reliable. It is often required that counselors work independently in settings such as Detention Centers however, counselors must also be able to work as part of a team.


Minimum Qualifications

Experience: One year of experience in the California state service performing duties of a peace officer and maintaining the security, custody, and supervision of adult or youthful offenders in a correctional facility.


Education: Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university. (Registration as a senior in an accredited college or university will admit applicants to the examination, but applicants must produce evidence of graduation or its equivalent before they can be considered eligible for appointment.)


Equivalent to completion of two years (60 semester units) of college and two years of experience working with youth in one or a combination of the following: Youth correctional agency. Parole or probation department, Family, children, or youth guidance center. Juvenile bureau of law enforcement. Education or recreation agency. Mental Health Facility.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: The mission of the organization ; the impact of community, social, and environmental conditions which contribute to delinquent behavior; principles and techniques of individual and group counseling and guidance of youthful offenders; techniques for the development of socially acceptable and responsible behavior in youthful offenders.

Ability To: Effectively communicate at a level necessary for successful performance on the job; interpret and follow instructions and departmental policies and procedures; apply the principles and techniques of individual and group counseling and guidance of youthful offenders; gain the interest, respect, and cooperation of other facility personnel, youthful offenders, and the public; maintain custody and impose fair and firm discipline; plan and conduct recreational activities; act independently and make decisions; analyze situations accurately and take effective action; think and act quickly in emergencies; accept and use supervisory direction and consultation constructively; learn electronic word and data processing systems for information input and retrieval.

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