The Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families is seeking candidates for its Pre-Service Training Academy which prepares individuals interested in future employment as Juvenile Program Workers at the Rhode Island Training School for Youth.
The role of the Juvenile Program Worker is to provide for the custody, supervision and security of the youth detailed in the Training School. Duties also include assisting in the rehabilitation, education, and treatment of the youth.
Twenty individuals will be selected to participate in the 6 week academy where they will receive a weekly stipend of $400. Individuals who successfully complete the academy will be eligible for future vacancies to the position of Juvenile Program Worker (JPW) at the Roosevelt Benton Assessment Center, the Youth Development Center and/or the Female Resident Unit of the state’s juvenile correctional program.
Applicants must be US Citizens, be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, be fluent in English, at a minimum possess an Associate’s Degree from an accredited college with a preferred specialization in behavioral science or social work, and have experience gained through employment in a responsible position in a clinical or correctional treatment facility. Additionally, they must successfully complete a physical fitness pre-screening to be considered for the academy. Rhode Island residency is no longer required. Starting salary for the position of Juvenile Program Worker is $37,460.
Resumes should be sent to Child Welfare Institute – Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI 02908-1991, Attention: Bruce Rollins. Deadline for receipt of resumes is June 1, 2009. Interested parties can contact Steve Pacheco at 462-7269 with questions.