All staff in our facilities help youth make positive changes in their lives, and guide them along the path to success. Treatment services staff work on-site with youth residing at secure facilities. These facilities are operated 24 hours a day, with some direct care staff working evening or overnight shifts.
Direct care staff work with youth on a daily basis in a residential setting. They provide a range of services that include counseling, advocacy, support, supervision, skills training, conflict resolution, and crisis management.
Recreation specialists provide therapeutic recreation opportunities for youth, ranging from structured team sports to non-competitive team-building activities. Recreation specialists also serve as coaches and supervise off-campus recreational activities and sporting events.
Social workers serve as the primary liaison between the youth and their home community. They are instrumental in developing individual treatment plans for youth. Social workers serve as case managers for services provided in the residential setting and work with court counselors to ensure all treatment needs are addressed in the community.
Registered nurses provide health care services to youth residing in our facilities. This includes a coordination of dental, psychiatric and specialized medical care, administration of prescribed medications, and provision of daily sick call services to facility residents.
Psychologists are responsible for providing assessment and intervention services. They may work with youth in an assessment, general or specialized treatment program. Psychologists also include individual, group and family counseling/therapy, crisis intervention, psychiatric referrals and specialized treatment for youth with sexual behavior problems.
Most of the treatment services positions require at least a bachelor's degree in a related field such as psychology, social work, therapeutic recreation, sociology, child development or criminology. Prior experience tutoring and providing services to children or adolescents is also preferred.