Youth Worker
State of New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission

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Post Date: Jan 13, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New Jersey - Newark
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Come join the team of Juvenile Justice Commission and make a difference as a Youth Worker!


The Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) is committed to implementing and promoting policies and practices that improve outcomes for young people involved with the juvenile justice system, their families, and their communities.

The JJC’s three primary responsibilities are providing care, custody, and rehabilitative services to youth committed to the agency by the courts, supervising and coordinating services for youth released from custody on parole, and supporting local efforts to provide prevention and early intervention services to at-risk and court-involved youth.

Across a continuum of care, which includes secure care facilities, residential community homes, and community-based parole and transitional services, the JJC provides programming, supports, and opportunities designed to help youth grow and thrive and to become independent, productive, and law-abiding citizens.


The Youth Worker will perform the following duties:

Assists in the planning and implementation of programs relating to the everyday living activities of problem children to provide for the emotional and social advancement of the individual child, and to ensure the safety and welfare of the residents.

Provides appropriate responses to behaviors, utilizes appropriate behavioral management techniques, and assists in the management of resident group meetings prescribed objectives regarding interpersonal interaction, education, and personal adjustment.

Performs other related duties as required.


One (1) year of experience in the direct care and/or training of children with social, emotional,   

psychological and/or behavioral problems in a residential or community centered program. Thirty (30)

semester credit hours from an accredited college, which shall have included at least twelve (12) semester

credit hours in the behavioral sciences, may be substituted for one (1) year of experience. Applicants who

possess the twelve (12) specific credits in the behavioral sciences may substitute additional experience for

the remaining education.

Applicants with no relevant experience who do not provide a transcript will not be considered.

Multiple vacancies exist at the various locations. To be considered location preference is required.

*Applicants who are applying for consideration at the Atlantic County Youth Center in Egg Harbor, NJ,   should note that this position is a direct care position located within a secured youth detention center and will require successful completion of the basic course for Juvenile Detention Officers at the training academy within one year of the hire date.

Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only.

We strongly encourage applicants to submit their resume with attachments for #22-46 directly through our company website:

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