Youth Group Leader 12 - Shawono
State of Michigan

Youth Group Leader 12 - Shawono Grayling, MI

Full Time Grayling, MI 200000 USD ANNUAL Today
Job description

Job Description

The MDHHS mission is to provide opportunities, services, and programs that promote a healthy, safe, and stable environment for residents to be self-sufficient. We are committed to ensuring a diverse workforce and a work environment whereby all employees are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. For more information, please visit our MDHHS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan. (Download PDF reader)

This position provides treatment leadership to entry level group leaders and youth specialists on a variety of complex treatment issues involving adjudicated delinquent youth and their families. This person takes the lead in developing treatment protocol for use by entry level treatment staff, and in working with families in focus groups, which require advanced skill levels. Will provide or oversee a variety of assignments to provide counseling and coordination of diagnostic services of a treatment team to delinquent or neglected youth at a state youth residential facility

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To be considered for this position you must:

  • Apply for this position online via NEOGOV; click on "Apply" in the job posting for instructions in submitting your electronic application. Hard copy applications are not accepted.
  • Attach a word document resume identifying specific experience and dates of employment. Dates of employment should include month and year and hours per week.
  • Attach a word document cover letter describing what strengths and work experience you bring to this position.
  • Attach a copy of an official transcript(s). We accept scanned copies of official transcripts.
We do not accept web-based, internet, or copies of unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts provide the name of the institution, confirmation that a degree was awarded and on what date, and the registrar's signature.
Failure to complete any of the above items may result in your application not being considered. See instructions for attaching files here: Instructions (Download PDF reader)

Required Education and Experience

Possession of a bachelor's or master's degree with a major in social welfare, social work, sociology, psychology, family ecology, family and child development, counseling and guidance, or criminal justice.


Youth Group Leader 12
Three years of professional experience coordinating diagnostic services of a treatment team and providing counseling to delinquent or neglected youth equivalent to a Youth Group Leader, including one year of experience equivalent to a Youth Group Leader P11.

Additional Requirements and Information

Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department for further consideration. Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the result.

Position is located in the Department of Heath and Human Services, Shawono Center, 10 N. Howes Lk. R. Grayling, MI 49738. The selected incumbent will be required to physically report to this office. Candidates should confirm work location and schedule at the time of the interview.
As a Condition of Employment:

Any individual with a felony conviction, or who has a pending felony charge, is ineligible for consideration for employment.

An applicant who has been convicted of any misdemeanor shall not be eligible for employment until two years subsequent to the completion of any sentence imposed, including probation. Possession of a valid driver’s license.

The Department of Health and Human Services reserves the right to close this posting prior to its original date once a sufficient number of applications are received.

Questions related to this position may be directed to Laura Hawkins at [email protected].

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State employment also offers rewarding careers where you can help Michiganders enjoy better lives. Many State of Michigan jobs offer alternate work schedules and remote-work options that can help give the flexibility you need. In 2022, Forbes ranked the State of Michigan in the Top 10 of America’s Best Employers For New Grads and as the #1 employer for new grads in government services. More details on benefits for our new hires are below:

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Vacation and Sick Leave: Eligible full-time employees receive between 15 and 35 personal days and 13 sick days per year that may be rolled over to the following year if not used. Eligible employees also receive an additional day each year for community service or school functions.

Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees can take 12 weeks of paid leave immediately after a birth or adoption to allow needed time together at home with a new child.

Paid Holidays: Eligible employees receive 13 or 14 paid holidays each year including New Year’s Eve and Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, the Fourth of July, Labor Day, Election Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve and Day.

Bonus Programs: Eligible employees with five years of service also receive annual longevity bonuses that grow as seniority increases. Some positions also may qualify for recruitment, retention, and performance bonuses or other special pay premiums.

Military Pay Differential: Employees in the guard or reserves may also qualify for supplemental pay benefits if miliary pay during qualifying duty is less than normal state pay. Prior military service may also allow seniority credits to accelerate eligibility for longevity bonuses and additional personal leave accrual.

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Tuition Reduction: Some colleges and universities offer savings to eligible employees and family members to further their education while working for the State of Michigan.

Professional Development: To help develop your career, programs are available to apply for reimbursement of up to $2,000 a year for education and training for college course credits and non-degree programs.

Alternative and Remote Work Schedules: Depending on the nature of their duties, many state jobs offer flexible work schedules and remote or hybrid telecommuting options that can help obtain the work-life balance that you seek.

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Updated: 11/14/2022

Youth Group Leader 12 - Shawono
State of Michigan
Lansing, MI
Richard Dale "Rick" Snyder
Unknown / Non-Applicable
10000+ Employees
State & Regional Agencies
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