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Location: Miami
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Miami Youth Academy - Miami, FL

The following is a composite representation of the actual positions which make up this classification. It is not intended to cover all possible job requirements or job factors which, if applicable, are included by reference. Lines of supervision and reporting are as shown on an organizational chart. TrueCore Behavioral Solutions has zero tolerance for abuse.

A. Position Definition & Summary:

Provides transportation for youth from the facility to their respective appointments. Ensures that proper safety and security measures, as mandated by the Department of Juvenile Justice, are enforced during all transports.

B. Position Expectations and Essential Functions:

    • Ensures safety procedures are followed during transportation with residents.

        • Participates and coordinates with management to ensure that the transportation needs of the youth are met.

            • Supports the facilitys favorable public image.

                • Complies with applicable standards of conduct and regulations governing delivery of services.

                    • Maintains attendance and punctuality.

                        • Maintains restraint inventory log.

                            • Ensures that vehicles are maintained and appropriate forms completed regarding vehicle utilization.

                                • Participates in maintaining the therapeutic milieu on the unit, enforces the level system or other methods of behavior management when not on transport.

                                    • Effectively implements and consistently applies the programs Positive Performance System (PPS) / Behavior Management System (BMS).

                                      • Detect, respond, and prevent abuse of youth.

                                        • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

                                          C. Position Requirements:


                                          • Shall hold an associates degree and have a current Florida drivers license, and successfully complete a required training program. The transporter will be required to complete all pre-service training.
                                            Other Requirements:

                                            • Must be 21 years of age or older.

                                              • Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in the state where the work site is located only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

                                                D. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

                                                • Ability to maintain positive professional working relationship with co-workers and juveniles.

                                                  • Ability to comply with rotating mandatory stay list.

                                                    • Ability to cope with crisis situations that occur in a juvenile facility.

                                                      • Ability to follow orders explicitly.

                                                        • Ability to empathize with juveniles from different backgrounds.

                                                          • Ability to work with a variety of behaviors.

                                                            • Ability to tolerate verbal and mental abuse while maintaining a professional demeanor.

                                                              • Ability to perform appropriate crisis intervention, including physically breaking up fights.

                                                                • Ability to participate in escape apprehension activities and to respond to emergency situation requirements.

                                                                  • Ability to complete pre-service and annual in-service CPR and first aid certification training and self-defense and physical intervention training.

                                                                    • Ability to pass drug and TB screening and testing.

                                                                      • Ability to work under pressure; meet inflexible deadlines; set priorities; deal diplomatically with difficult individuals; and supervise others; ability to manage multiple programs; lead management teams and work independently. Adherence to the highest ethical standards essential.

                                                                        • Ability to write concise and accurate reports.

                                                                          E. Equipment Utilized

                                                                          • Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

                                                                            F. Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

                                                                            • Talking: Ability to express and exchange ideas via spoken word during activities in which they must convey details or important spoken instructions to others accurately, sometimes quickly and loudly. Hearing and Vision: Ability to perceive the nature of sounds with no less than 40 dB loss at Hz, 1000 Hz and 2000 Hz with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity with or without correction that will enable employees to complete clerical tasks, and observe youth. Dexterity: Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp, and be able to perceive the attributes of an object such as size, shape, and temperature. Movements frequently and regularly required using wrists, hands and/or fingers. Physical Strength: Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally. Position is mostly standing and employee must be able to physically perform escalation matrix as defined in Protective Action Response. This may include, but is not limited to all countermoves and restraint techniques. Employee may be subject to temperature changes, but the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions as the work is predominantly inside. Language: Ability to write complex sentences, using proper punctuation, and ability to communicate in complex sentences using normal word order with present and past tenses. Processing and Reasoning: Ability to exercise self-control in potentially volatile situations such as in verbal and physical confrontations. Must be able to work and concentrate amidst distractions and noise. Ability to assist youth with problem solving and maintaining self-control in volatile situations.

                                                                              • The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions as they relate to travel. Work environment may involve exposure to noise, dust, fumes, dangerous machinery, chemicals, body fluids, falling objects, and aggressive verbal and physical behavior from students and weather and temperature extremes.

                                                                                Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the company undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible

Keywords: TRUECORE BEHAVIORAL SOLUTIONS, Miami , Transporter, Other , Miami, Florida

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