Juvenile Program Specialist Employment Register

at State of Maine, Bureau of Human Resources in South Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

Juvenile Program Specialist Employment Register

South Portland , Maine , United States | *Corrections- Employment Registers | Full-time Apply by: Aug. 10, 2022 Apply with Linkedin Apply

Job Class Code: 5217

Grade: 19

Salary: $22.70/hr to $28.50/hr

Open: July 27, 2022

Close: August 10, 2022

LONG CREEK YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER The Bureau of Human Resources is accepting applications from current DOC employees to establish an Employment Register to fill a vacancy located at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. This Employement Register is to fill the current vacancy only. If you are interested in future vacancies at other DOC facilities, you will need to apply for those vacancies when they are posted.

As a Juvenile Program Specialist, you will be responsible for working supervisor duties which involve the interaction, care, security, control, treatment, and rehabilitation of juvenile offenders detained at Long Creek Development Center. You will be responsible for providing direct care; modeling appropriate behavior, attitude, ethics, and morals; and implementing rehabilitative, protective, treatment and behavioral health programs and services.

If you enjoy working with juveniles as part of a team of other correctional professionals who develop and implement individual treatment plans, this is a job for you.

Other tasks include:

+ Accompanies and remains with students in classrooms and workshops, and assists teachers/instructors in training/instructing students following established lesson plans, guidelines, and instructions.

+ Evaluates subordinates’ performance, examines task outcome against job standards, and discusses evaluation with employees.

+ Documents observations and prepares reports concerning individual and group interaction, participation, and progress made in treatment programs.

+ Communicates with residents exhibiting behavioral problems, interpersonal conflicts, and non-compliance with rules; and redirects behavior, deescalates situations, and describes possible consequences.

+ Attends and participates in unit treatment team meetings, and reports on observed resident behaviors, participation levels, and progress toward treatment plan objectives.

+ Interprets situational requirements and implements approved intervention techniques.

+ Supervises and participates in searches and inspections of beds, lockers, living areas, buildings, and grounds.

+ Transports and accompanies residents to court and other appointments and activities.

Additional job details, inlculding the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to be successful in the job are listed on the BHR website (\ActSpec\JobSpecs\_HTM\5216.htm) .


In order to qualify, you must have high school graduation or equivalent AND two (2) years of directly related adolescent treatment and/or correctional experience.

Licensing Requirements: (This must be met by all employees prior to attaining permanent status in this class). Basic Corrections Certification


Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the “Apply for this opening” button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, and if applicable copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.


The information you provide with your application (resume/cover letter) will be compared to criteria developed by experts who are familiar with this job and its requirements, and converted to a numerical score. If you have met the minimum qualifications you will be placed on a register with the Bureau of Human Resources.


Eligibility lists for each classification are comprised of applicants who have successfully completed all phases of the examination process.

When a request to fill a vacancy is received, the names of the top six candidates (more if there are tie scores) are sent to the hiring agency. Normal order of referral is:

Employees on lay-off status from Maine State Government

Current employees of the hiring agency

Current Maine State Employees in other hiring agencies

Candidates on reemployment status (former Maine State Employees)

Candidates not currently employed by the State of Maine

BENEFITS No matter where you work across Maine state government, you find employees who embody our state motto-“Dirigo” or “I lead”-as they provide essential services to Mainers every day. We believe in supporting our workforce’s health and wellbeing with a valuable total compensation package, including:

+ Work-Life Balance – Rest is essential. Take time for yourself using 13 paid holidays , 12 days of sick leave , and 3+ weeks of vacation leave annually. Vacation leave accrual increases with years of service, and overtime-exempt employees receive personal leave.

+ Health Insurance Coverage – The State of Maine pays 85%-100% of employee-only premiums ($10,150.80-$11,345.04 annual value), depending on salary. Use this chart to find the premium costs for you and your family, including the percentage of dependent coverage paid by the State.

+ Health Insurance Premium Credit – Participation decreases employee-only premiums by 5%. Visit the Office of Employee Health and Wellness for more information about program requirements .

+ Dental Insurance – The State of Maine pays 100% of employee-only dental premiums ($350.40 annual value).

+ Retirement Plan – The State of Maine contributes19.63 % of pay to the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS), on behalf of the employee.

+ Gym Membership Reimbursement – Improve overall health with regular exercise and receive up to $40 per month to offset this expense.

+ Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts – Set aside money pre-tax to help pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses and/or daycare expenses.

+ Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness – The State of Maine is a qualified employer for this federal program. For more information, visit the Federal Student Aid office .

+ Living Resources Program – Navigate challenging work and life situations with our employee assistance program.

+ Parental leave is one of the most important benefits for any working parent. All employees who are welcoming a child-including fathers and adoptive parents-receive four weeks of fully paid parental leave . Additional, unpaid leave may also be available, under the Family and Medical Leave Act ( .

+ Voluntary Deferred Compensation – Save additional pre-tax funds for retirement in a MaineSaves 457(b) account through payroll deductions.

+ Learn about additional wellness benefits for State employees from the Office of Employee Health and Wellness ( .

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Job Posting: JC219867934

Posted On: Jul 29, 2022

Updated On: Aug 13, 2022