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TJJD - Senior Youth Development Coach V - (GID) - 5758

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 7/31/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00005758
Keywords: coach, exercise

Job Description

All applicants must complete the following additional forms(available at http://www.tjjd.texas.gov/jobsearch/application.aspx)and attach to the application, email to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov, or mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box 12757,Austin, TX 78711 for consideration:

  1. TJJD EmploymentApplication Supplement (HR-003)
  2. Child Abuse RegistryCheck Consent Form (HR-028)
  3. Disclosure of PREAEmployment Standards Violation (HR-975)

Failure to complete and submit the above forms will cause delays inyour consideration for this position.

NOTE:  Minimum Qualifications have changed.


Acomplete job description and requirements are available at:  https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=00005758&tz=GMT-05:00

Applicantsapplying through Work In Texas (WIT) will also need to complete thesupplemental questions/forms to be considered for this posting.  To complete the supplemental questions/forms,please go to the CAPPS Career Center (https://capps.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en) toregister and create a profile, or login and access your existing profile.  A complete job description and other jobrequirements are available there.

Send completed application,supplemental questions/forms, and copies of diploma and college transcripts viaemail to HRJobs@TJJD.Texas.gov or regular mail to TJJD Human Resources, PO Box12757, Austin, TX 78711.


Your job application must be completely filledout and cover all employment.  Yourapplication must contain complete job histories, which include job titles, nameof employer, dates of employment, supervisor's name and phone number, and adescription of duties performed, and whether it was full-time or part-time andhours per week.  If this information isnot provided, your application may be rejected as incomplete.  Resumes do not take the place of thisrequired information.

Applicants must attach to theapplication a copy of a high school diploma/equivalent or college diploma andtranscript if a degree or college semester hours are required to meet minimumqualifications.  A copy of all requiredcertifications and/or licenses must also be attached to the application.

Applicants must be able to pass a Criminal Background Check and any otherrequirements listed under Minimum Qualifications.

State of TexasBenefits and Retirement Information can be found at https://www.ers.texas.gov.  Benefits include:  Retirement plan, paid group health & life insurance for employee, paidholidays, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, longevity pay, educationalassistance program, employee assistance program.  Optional add-on benefits include:  Dental, Vision, Optional Life Insurance,Voluntary AD&D Insurance, Dependent Health & Life insurance, Health& Dependent care flexible spending accounts, etc.  Additionally, certain designated positions areeligible for hazardous duty pay, career ladder advancements, and free mealswhile on duty.

Performs highly complex (senior-level) work overseeing correctional staff who provide direct care to juveniles in a correctional residential facility. Work involves overseeing the daily operations of a juvenile residential facility; and facilitating youth rehabilitation, supervision of youth, and coaching their personal development in accordance with individualized treatment plans. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Provides supervision and direct care for youth in a residential correctional facility, supervises other Youth Development Coaches during shifts, and ensures the safety and security of youth and staff. Supports, coaches, and mentors other coaches to teach appropriate methods and positive ways to work with youth. Works to help youth to achieve progress in learning and applying methods to identify and manage reactions to stress and trauma and react in more socially appropriate ways. Uses appropriate intervention methods in response to behavioral issues that seeks to aid in learning and correcting behavior. Maintains a consistent effort to ensure safe environments and employs security measures when youth, staff, or others are in danger. Interacts and engages with youth in ways that both maintain appropriate structure and exercise understanding of brain development in youth with complex trauma. Maintains healthy relationships and boundaries with youth and consistently recognizes progress and good choices made by youth.

Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Works assigned shift, is subject to being on-call, and may be required to work in excess of 40 hours per work week. Occasional travel may be required.

The Senior Youth Development Coach is a senior level JCO V classification above the JCO career ladder. Positions at this level are filled through a competitive selection process.

Pre-Service Training Academy Requirement: Newly hired coaches or rehired coaches who have been separated more than 18 months will be required to attend the pre-service training academy and complete on-the-job training on a full-time basis. Coaches who have worked for TJJD and return to employment within 18 months of their separation date will not have to attend the pre-service academy and will be placed in full-time status on their date of employment.


Engages in competency-based training in thetechniques and capabilities needed to coach youth under the Texas Model oftrauma-informed corrections; and coaches and models appropriate Texas Modeltechniques and ideals to other coaches and staff.

Acts as coach and role model to other levels ofcoaches to help them learn appropriate methods and interventions, with a strongfocus on retention and support for newly hired coaches in their first year.

Holds youth accountable in ways that fit the levelof behavior, seeking to help youth to learn socially acceptable responses andapproaches.

Uses good judgment in determining when safety is atrisk and higher levels of intervention are required.

Helps youth to identify their responses to stress,fear, and other triggers and works with the youth to learn ways to increaseemotional self-regulation skills.

Practices and models appropriate self-regulationskills and is able to remain calm during times of stress and crisis.

Helps coaches identify and utilize their ownself-regulation skills so they are equipped to co-regulate youth.

Gains a basic knowledge of each youth's treatmentplan and provide support in learning the skills needed to meet those goals.

Coaches youth on how to resolve conflict with otheryouth and staff as appropriate.

Participates in the Youth Service Team and providesinput into each youth's treatment plan; and is a responsible and supportiveteam member, who understands that an effective team is composed of reliablepeople who provide backup and support for their fellow team members and thefacility as a whole.

Provides for a predictable schedule for youth thatis transparent to them and provides warnings and prompts for all movements andtransitions; and exercises independent judgment when the need arises to alter aschedule (while still maintaining transparency and warnings).

Implements and monitors youth activities, programs,and behaviors on an individual and group basis, to ensure healthy youthengagement and to provides appropriate role modeling for all youth.

Observes and keeps staff informed daily ofsignificant behavioral and treatment-related conditions and events known abouta youth and/or the group.

Provides services to potentiallyaggressive/combative youth in a correctional setting with a wide variety oftemperaments (volatile, mentally ill, suicidal) and specialized needs(chemically dependent, sexual offenders, emotionally disturbed, etc.).

Physically restrains and secures, if necessary,sometimes aggressive youth and participates in follow up debriefingconversations to assess the relationship and determine alternative strategiesto avoid future physical restraints.

Maintains security in buildings, grounds, and otherposts; intervenes during emergencies or altercations to prevent escapes and protectthe safety of all youth.

Conducts searches for contraband and health/safetyhazards; and performs room, property pat, and strip searches of youth asrequired.

Supervises assigned youth during all of their dailyactivities, including on the dorm, at school, during meals, and otheractivities; manages all movements between activities; conducts periodicheadcounts; ensures youth engage in required activities; and transfers andtransports youth, on foot, in vehicles, and other forms of transportation.

Maintains privacy and follows all policies,regulation, and laws in regards to youth records.

Completes and maintains required records, files, andforms in a timely and accurate way.

Ensures that youthare protected from any racially, ethnically, or gender-specific disparities.

Performs a variety ofrelated duties not listed, to be determined and assigned as needed.

Performs all dutiesin compliance with agency safety policies and procedures:
  • Reports safety hazards and corrects hazards when possible.
  • Completes required documentation in the event of an accident/injury within requested time frames.

Attends work on aregular and predictable schedule in accordance with agency attendance and leavepolicies.



Must be at least 23 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.  Two years of full-time wage earning experience supervising or providing rehabilitation/treatment services to youth or adults in a residential setting, treatment, or correctional program (e.g. correctional officer, case manager, counselor, or probation or parole officer).

  • College degree or coursework.
Experience and Education Substitutions:
  • Completed course hours of undergraduate study may be substituted for up to four years of experience on a basis of 30 course hours for one year of experience.
  • Experience requirements may be satisfied by the prorated part-time equivalent.
Note:  Any degree, diploma, high school equivalent, or course hours required to meet minimum qualifications must be obtained from an accredited educational institution.

Applicants with the following will not be considered:
  • Convicted or received deferred adjudication for any felony.
  • Convicted or received deferred adjudication for domestic violence involving a family member including non-spouse partners.
  • Convicted or received deferred adjudication for official oppression.
  • Current requirement to register as a sex offender.
  • Arrested for a disqualifying offense that was not expunged before the statute of limitations expired.
  • Outstanding warrant.
Applicants with other arrests, deferred adjudications, and convictions may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine suitability for employment.

Pre-employment conditions require acceptable results from mandatory:
  • pre-employment drug test;
  • finger printing, criminal records check, and driving record check;
  • Fitness-for-Duty Assessment which may include both physical and behavioral evaluations.
Requirements for Continued Employment:
  • Obtain and maintain certification in TJJD Use of Force techniques, which requires physical restraint of juveniles.
  • Obtain and maintain certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Failure to maintain required certification will result in termination of employment.


The followingphysical demands and working conditions are representative of those encounteredwhile performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made toenable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing
Ability to see
Ability to hear (with or without aid)
Ability to perform tactile discernment
Prolonged standing and walking
Heavy lifting, 45 lbs. & over
Climbing ladders
Heavy carrying, 45 lbs. & over
Repeated bending
Operate motor equipment
Reaching above shoulder
Identifying colors
Depth perception
Climbing stairs
Restraining combative youth


Knowledge of:
  •Safety and security procedures and practices.
  •General counseling and guidance techniques with adolescents.
  •Facility rules and regulations.
  •Individual and group behavior.
  •Child development and the role of the family.
  •Causes of juvenile delinquency and current methods of juvenile offender treatment.

Ability to:
  •Remain calm and regulate one's own behavior while helping to serve as a role model for youth who are learning to self-regulate their own behavior.
  •Maintain healthy and engaging relationships with youth while maintaining appropriate boundaries important for healthy development.
  •Work with youth in an empathetic and understanding manner with sustained positive interactions.
  •Communicate effectively with youth to foster youth cooperation in the treatment process.
  •Plan and implement youth programs.
  •Facilitate group discussions and activities.
  •Set limits on youth behaviors when appropriate in a consistent, firm and fair manner.
  •Intervene and redirect behavior.
  •Appropriately respond to abusive language and behavior in a manner consistent with instructions received in training.
  •Remain alert, observant, and physically able to respond appropriately to work situations or emergencies including, but not limited to, physical restraint of youth.
  •Learn verbal and physical crisis intervention/de-escalation techniques and emergency treatment procedures.
  •Maintain order and discipline.
  •Physically restrain youth when necessary in a manner consistent with instructions received in training.
  •Explain the progress of the youth to their family members and other treatment staff.
  •Interpret rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  •Accept and adapt to changes in assignments, methods, policies, etc.
  •Work collaboratively with all stakeholders and maintain a professional, courteous demeanor.
  •Prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  •Plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments; and meet deadlines.
  •Process information logically, make decisions, and demonstrate the soundness of those decisions.
  •Document observations and incidents and maintain written files and records.
  •Transport youth and travel as necessary.
  •Work a variety of shifts, weekends, holidays, and be on-call.
  •Work in excess of 40 hours per work week, and travel, when required.


In order to receive veteran's preference, a copy of your DDForm 214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), VA disabilityrating (if applicable), or a DD Form 1300 (Report of Casualty) must be attachedto your application.

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Thank you for considering employment with theTexas Juvenile Justice Department.

The Texas Juvenile JusticeDepartment does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,national origin, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services.