Abraxas Youth & Family Services

South Mountain, Pennsylvania

Posted in Health and Safety

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Job Info


Compensation Base: $24.00 PER HOUR

Compensation Bonus (if applicable): 


Equal Opportunity Employer.

Exciting New Program

Bilingual in English and Spanish

Abraxas Youth and Family Services is a national leader in the operation of residential treatment facilities and community-based programs for troubled youth and their families.


A Youth Development Specialist implements the activities which support the daily schedule. The
Youth Development Specialist supervises and interacts with clients, observes and addresses client
behavior, and documents services in client files.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Interacts with and supervises clients during daily activities in a manner that ensures their safety
and security.
• Provides effective people security (e.g., headcounts, room checks, client movement).
• Observes client behavior and intervenes appropriately.
• Processes intakes and screens clients according to program policy.
• Facilitates and documents various groups/meetings.
• Administers medication or supervises self administration of medication when necessary.
• Knows and implements emergency procedures (e.g. evacuation, CPR/first aid).
• Supports the Abraxas philosophy and mission and promotes the Seven Key Principles of care.
• Demonstrates appropriate use of Safe Crisis Management techniques and skills.


Minimum Requirements

The following education requirements are acceptable for this classification including:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish
  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Detention unit employees shall have an Associate’s degree or sixty (60) credit hours from an accredited college or university.

Other Qualifications:

  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age.
  • Criminal clearances (Act 33 and 34, specific State & child clearances and, if necessary, FBI).
  • Non-communicable diseases physical exam.
  • Valid driver's license from employee’s state of residence.
  • Valid registered vehicle insurance.
  • Ability to work with computers and the necessary software typically used by the department.

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