The staff at Merrimac are the best of the best. We model excellent character and work ethic and strive to have a great influence on our residents. If you are searching for an "A+" type of work environment, great co-workers, and a rewarding career, look below to see what opportunities we have available. We would like to hear from you!
FULL-TIME & PART-TIME YOUTH DETENTION SPECIALIST POSITIONS
The Merrimac Juvenile Detention Center, serving our community’s at-risk youth since 1997, is seeking dedicated Direct-Care Detention Specialists to join our team of professionals. Our Detention Specialists are the front-line staff working with youth in the Center. The Merrimac Center offers employees a competitive benefits package as well as on and off-site professional trainings, advancement and lateral growth opportunities, and job specific skill development, all while serving our community.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Supervise the security and welfare of youth during their daily activities that include: school, recreation, meals, hygiene, and other daily scheduled activities
- Implement the outlined behavior management program
- Assess emergency situations and respond to crisis
- Facilitate cognitive behavioral group sessions and activities
- Work independently and make decisions based on established policy and procedures
- Serve as a role model for youth
* Ability to perform physical restraints when necessary using the "Handle with Care" techniques
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Minimum Qualifications: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or an associate’s degree and two (2) years experience working with youth; or a high school diploma and four (4) years experience working with youth. Experience working with juveniles in a residential facility preferred.
This position requires a background investigation to include criminal history, child protective services, sex offender registry records checks, and physical exam with drug test. Must have, or obtain, a current and valid Virginia driver's license in accordance with Virginia DMV driver's license eligibility requirements.
This position works rotating shifts on days, evenings, overnights, weekends and holidays. The 8 hour shift rotations are as follows: Two day shifts (7 a.m. - 3 p.m.), then two evening shifts (2 p.m. - 10 p.m.), and two days off. This schedule continues on an ongoing rotating basis.
PART-TIME ENTRY SALARY: $20.67 per hour, based on education and experience
FULL-TIME ENTRY SALARY: $45,142, based on education and experience
This position also has a $2/hr weekend differential for weekend hours worked.
FULL-TIME BENEFITS PACKAGE includes:
- Accrued Paid Time Off (PTO)
- Health Insurance/Dental Insurance
- Retirement Plan (Virginia Retirement System)
- Life Insurance
- Short-Term/Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Flex Benefits for Health Plan
- Health Savings Account
- School and Funeral Leave
Obtain the application using the link below. Scan and email completed resume and application to email@example.com or fax completed resume with application to (757) 887-0340.
ON-CALL TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST
The Merrimac Center is currently accepting applications for the position of ON-CALL transportation specialist/driver. Position involves transporting youth to court hearings and medical appointments. Driver is responsible for the secure and safe transport of youth to and from these meetings. Shift work is primarily day shift but may include an occasional evening, weekend, or holiday. Experience working with at risk youth preferred. Requires maintaining a valid Virginia Driver’s License, passing a background check, drug screen, and post-offer physical. Hourly rate $20.67.
Obtain the application online below or by contacting the center at 9300 Merrimac Trail, Williamsburg, VA 23185, (757) 887-0225, fax resume with application to (757) 887-0340 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.