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2002 SOUTH HOLT ROAD INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA 46241-4839
June 15, 2010
STATE JOB OPENINGS
HOOSIER YOUTH CHALLENGE ACADEMY TEAM LEADER (10060638 Job ID # 567753) Knightstown $1,011.00 bi‐weekly; $26,686.00 annually
Purpose of Position/Summary: The mission of the Hoosier Youth ChalleNGe Academy (HYCA) is to intervene in and reclaim the lives of at‐risk youth to produce program graduates with the values, skills, education and self‐discipline necessary to succeed as adults. This program provides military based training, including supervised work experience in community service and conservation programs, to civilian youth who cease to attend secondary school before graduating so as to improve their life skills and employment potential. Team Leaders are assigned to a Team of Cadets, whom they work with the majority of their shifts. The Team Leader is the direct supervisor of the Cadets and is primarily responsible for Cadet accountability, discipline and safety; enforcement of Academy rules and policies; instruction of drill and ceremony; physical‐fitness training; movement of Cadets according to the training schedule; completing administrative reports; and, providing assistance in tutoring of academics. Acting as a positive role model Team Leaders also play an important role in ensuring cadet completion of the 8‐core objectives, (Academic Excellence, Physical Fitness, Job Skills, Leadership/Followership, Responsible Citizenship, Service to Community, Health & Hygiene, and Life Coping Skills). Teaching the Cadets life‐skills through: positive mentoring; leading by example; providing counseling; teaching basic social skills; enforcing standards; helping to build self‐confidence and problem solving abilities; developing leadership and teamwork skills; and, providing instruction/facilitation of Challenge tasks. Essential Duties/Responsibilities: • Ensure Cadets are under constant adult supervision at all times; Ensure accountability and maximum participation of Cadets in activities and classes designated on the training schedule are accomplished; Participate in and monitor class activities; Monitor and supervise Cadets during scheduled visitations by parents, guardians, and mentors; • Evaluate and record efforts of Cadets to determine if they accomplish the goals and objectives of the program and successfully pass the program’s eight core components i.e. citizenship, academic excellence, life‐coping skills, service to community, health and hygiene, skills training, leadership/followership, physical training, and provide performance‐based coaching. • Monitor and conduct performance based counseling on assigned Cadets for appropriate and inappropriate behavior by observing, correcting, and reporting; Investigate serious infractions of policy and procedures by Cadets, determine proper consequence, and administer disciplinary actions for unacceptable and inappropriate behavior; Reward Cadets for positive and appropriate performance and behavior; • Observe and evaluate attitude and physical and mental well‐being of Cadets; recommend further evaluation when appropriate. Provide limited first line counseling to reduce friction, improve morale and maintain continuity: • Prepare and teach classes to Cadets on rules and procedures of the program; Prepare and teach outdoor skills/experience education classes utilizing classroom presentations, instructor demonstrations, and student participation; Classes may include knot tying, map reading, land navigation, water safety, rappelling, campsite selection, backpacking, personal and group sanitation, etc.: Prepare and teach American Red Cross Basic First Aid and CPR; • Teach, demonstrate, supervise, and evaluate Cadets’ performance during daily physical fitness training, drill and ceremonies, and during community involvement activities and community service projects; Select and assign Cadets to leadership positions, evaluate and counsel on leadership performance and potential; • Keep the Chain of Command and fellow Team Leaders informed of all important matters;
• Transport Cadets between locations, i.e. formations, physical training areas, classrooms and to community service programs, cooperative work experience sites, and other authorized off‐site locations making certain Cadets are accounted for and remain at their assigned site, reporting all issues pertaining to Cadets at job sites; Provide Cadets opportunity to attend religious service on Sundays; Transport Cadets for medical treatment, as needed: • Maintain safe operation of assigned vehicles and all equipment to prescribed standards. Report deficiencies, losses, damage, misuse or abuse from any assigned staff and Cadets; • Ensure that Cadet barracks, common areas and living conditions are properly maintained in accordance with established standards: Secure and control of the use of assigned Cadet residential quarters, report facility deficiencies, hold residents accountable for misuse and abuse of the facility; • Engage with Cadets one‐on‐one to assess how the Cadet is responding to training and living situation; Analyze and evaluate their progress and development and complete written and/or verbal reports as required; • Conduct risk management of classes and extra curricular activities to insure they are conducted within established safety parameters; • Attend and participate in required professional development training to maintain program proficiency and certifications including Cadre Training (physical fitness training, drill and ceremony, procedures and protocol, and professionalism), American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Basic and Instructor courses, crisis intervention and prevention, medical training, drug and alcohol use and abuse, ethics, workplace harassment and other training as deemed appropriate; Job Requirements: • High school diploma or equivalent. • Military service experience (2‐3 Years in leadership positions); Or, graduation from an accredited two or four‐year college or university with major coursework in Criminal Justice or a related field; Work experience in individual or group counseling; Experience working with high school aged at‐risk and/or special needs youth preferred; Work experience, paid or volunteer, teaching or coaching group activities for youth ages 16 ‐18; • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) will be required within first 90 days of employment. • Minimum age of 21. • First Aid and CPR certification required or ability to obtain such certification. • Strong communication, supervisory, interpersonal and organizational skills. Must be detail oriented. • Ability to analyze and evaluate the progress and development of assigned cadets and present verbal and written reports. • Ability to enforce disciplinary, safety and security measures. • Familiarity with basic military style training and ability to enforce disciplinary, safety and security measures. • Working knowledge required for Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Access to navigate through the training database. Knowledge and ability to use Microsoft Word necessary. • Some knowledge of adolescent development, human behavior and team dynamics. • Ability to teach adolescents leadership, teamwork, service to community, health, hygiene, physical training, first aid and CPR, and outdoor skills. • Ability to read and comprehend policies, procedures, manuals and other written material and to follow oral and written instruction. • Ability to promote socially acceptable attitudes and behaviors, use tact, recognize that value systems may vary, treat individuals with respect and consideration, reason logically and arrive at sound conclusions. • Ability to gain trust and establish effective mentoring relationships with at‐risk youth. • Ability to communicate in English, explain difficult concepts verbally and in writing. • Ability to make sound decisions and remain calm under stressful circumstances. • Ability to perform work outdoors and withstand inclement weather and other environmental conditions. • Ability to physically perform the essential duties of the job. This includes conducting and performing rigorous physical fitness training, to include hiking with a backpack over rough terrain, running from one mile up to five miles, and demonstrating a variety of physical fitness exercise routines, such as push ups, sit ups, etc. • Ability to operate a commercial motor vehicle (44 passenger bus). • Ability to work a flexible schedule. • Must provide proof of annual tuberculosis test with negative results. • Must pass an annual physical fitness test. Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports: The incumbent reports to the Senior Team Leader/Shift Supervisor. Incumbent is responsible for immediate oversight, direct control, supervision, accountability, health, welfare, safety, and esprit‐de‐corps of the Cadets enrolled at the Academy. Difficulty of Work: Incumbent works with diverse at‐risk youths who may lack social, emotional and educational skills that are not consistent with their age and requires on‐the‐spot decision‐making when coping with one or more disorderly or irate Cadets.
Responsibility: Incumbent works under general supervision performing duties under general supervision following Academy Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs), guidance, policies and any special orders. The incumbent contributes to the success of the Cadets by acting as a positive role model instilling discipline, training, teaching, counseling, and evaluating Cadets on citizenship, academic excellence, life‐ coping skills, service to community, health and hygiene, skills training, leadership/followership, physical training, and provide performance‐based coaching. Must make quick decisions in emergency situations. Unusual problems or situations are referred to the supervisors for guidance. Consequence of error is usually moderate; however, situations exist for consequences of error to be disastrous. The inability to quickly and appropriately bring cadets under control in a disorderly situation may lead to an adverse effect on the future operations and growth of the Academy. Personal Work Relationships: Relationships are primarily with Cadets and Academy staff and other military personnel. The incumbent has frequent contact with the public and personnel from community service and conservation programs when escorting Cadets to outside communities for supervised work experiences. Occasionally the incumbent may come into contact with Cadet parents/guardians. Physical Effort: Must be physically capable of conducting rigorous physical fitness training, to include hiking with a backpack over rough terrain, running from one mile up to five miles, and performing and demonstrating a variety of exercise routines, such as push ups, sit ups, etc. A high level of physical fitness is required as demonstrated by passing a physical fitness test. The following is a list of the minimum standard levels of fitness in all evaluated events. This standard is based upon a fifty percent level of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT):
Standards: 50% of APFT 32-36 37-41 42-46 23 28 19:00 32-36 9 25 23:36 22 25 19:12 37-41 8 25 24:06 18 24 19:36 42-46 7 22 24:36
MALES, AGE:17-21 Push-ups: Sit-ups: 2-mile run*: 32 42 16:54
22-26 30 37 17:36 22-26 11 35
27-31 28 32 18:18 27-31 10 30
47-51 17 22 20:06
52+ 13 21 20:30
FEMALES, AGE:17-21 Push-ups: Sit-ups: 13 40
47-51 52+ 7 22 5 21
2-mile run*: 19:54 *Time in minutes
Working Conditions: Team Leaders work a nonstandard workweek (which may require rotation between day, evening and graveyard shift, and may include weekends and holidays). Work is frequently outdoors subject to inclement weather and other environmental conditions.
Other Information concerning the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program may be found at: www.ngycp.org.
CLOSING DATE: JUNE 24, 2010 APPLY ON-LINE AT: http://www.in.gov/spd/2334.htm
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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