Woodfield Specialist

  • The Children's Village
  • Valhalla, NY, USA
  • Mar 05, 2020
Full time Childcare Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Woodfield Specialist - Youth Development - Valhalla, NY Child Care      Description


The Children’s Village was founded in 1851, and today, our mission remains very much the same: We work in partnership with families to help society’s most vulnerable children so that they become educationally proficient, economically productive, and socially responsible members of their communities.

We believe that there are three keys to a child’s success: education, work, and lifelong relationships. To that end, we are passionate about education and have high expectations for our students. We help youth develop the attitudes and skills needed to enter the workforce successfully. And we believe that one strong adult relationship is a game changer for a child, particularly one in foster care. We help children develop and nurture life-long relationships with family, friends, and mentors.

For more information about Children’s Village mission, model, and programs, please visit us at www.childrensvillage.org


What Success Looks Like (Position Overview):

  • Provide direct supervision, engagement and mentoring to juveniles within Woodfield Secure Detention Facility.  
  • Monitor movements and interactions of juveniles
  • Uphold security procedures in order to ensure a safe and therapeutic culture.

Our Ideal Candidate (Qualifications):

  • A Bachelors Degree OR
  • A high School diploma OR
  • GED equivalency is required and minimum of two years experience working with youth
  • Detention or Security Experience Preferred
  • Must possess a valid state driver’s license.
  • Good written & verbal skills.
  • Has demonstrated an understanding of The Children’s Village Values as presented in pre-employment training.
  • Ability to put into practice all techniques Safe Crisis Management (as taught in pre-employment training) and demonstrated respect for client’s rights and safety.
  • Ability to demonstrate counseling techniques

 Apply online. Recruiting a diverse workforce-EOE without regard to disability or veteran protected status.