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Company: Loudoun County Government
Location: Leesburg
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:


Recruitment #23-116-4245

Date Opened

4/18/2023 08:00:00 AM

Closing Date

Open until filled

Salary Range




Job Type

Open and Competitive




No Benefits



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Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth?
We have a career opportunity for you. The Loudoun County Juvenile Court Service Unit is seeking qualified candidates for Youth Services Specialists to join our team. The position of relief staff works within JCSU Residential Services providing meaningful support and services to individuals in the Youth Shelter and Juvenile Detention Center located in Leesburg, VA.

Job Description

A new Youth Services Center will also be opening in Spring 2023, which will include a secure Juvenile Detention Center and a less secure Youth Shelter. Youth Services Specialists are responsible for the welfare, safety, and security of the youth at the facility.
Typical Youth Services Specialist I core responsibilities include:

  • Supervise youth in all daily activities, such as: recreational, educational, hygiene, meals, visitation, life skills and spiritual services
  • Manage youths' behavior by the least restrictive means, utilizing coaching and conflict resolution skills to teach and promote pro-social behavior among the youth.
  • Counsel, discipline and physically restrain youth as needed.
  • Transport youth.
  • Complete reports and daily logs.
  • Conduct inspections, security checks and searches.

    Work schedule requires evening, overnight, weekend, and some day hours. Preference to overnight hours.

    Job Requirements

    • Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in Psychology, Social Work, Criminal Justice or related field.
    • Valid driver's license is required.

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Bilingual English and Spanish preferred.

        Special Requirements

        • Must be able to successfully complete First Aid, CPR for adults and Handle with Care (physical intervention) within 30 days of hire. Must update certifications as needed.
        • Position is classified as Essential Personnel and successful candidates shall be able to fulfill this requirement including working holidays and during inclement weather, as scheduled or as required by Director.
        • Must have the ability to use automated technology and be able to operate keyboard driven equipment.
        • May be at risk of exposure to various forms of communicable disease.
        • Requires occasional stooping, bending, and /or light lifting.

          Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

          Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of a physical exam, drug screening, TB test, Department of Motor Vehicle record check, criminal background checks and fingerprinting, to include Child Protective Services, as required by federal and state standards applicable to the facility. Must have a good driving record and a valid driver's license in Virginia or regional state of residence.

          Click on a link below to apply for this position:

          If you have questions about how to apply online, you may contact us by phone at (703) 777-0213 or email us at HR@loudoun.gov. EOE.

          Fill out our application-request form.
          We encourage you to submit your application on-line as this is the preferred application method. If you experience difficulties, we can send you an application packet by conventional mail. -->

          Contact us via conventional means.
          You may contact us by phone at (703) 777-0213,

          or e-mail at HR@loudoun.gov, or apply for a job in person at the Loudoun County Division of Human Resources.


Keywords: Loudoun County Government, Leesburg , YOUTH SERVICES SPECIALIST I - SUB POOL, Other , Leesburg, Virginia

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