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State Training School

  • Location: Eldora, IA
  • Post Date: 3/3/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME

The State Training School for Boys is expanding its’ capacity and efficiency around safety. To accomplish this goal we’re are adding multiple Youth Service Workers. These are newly added positions that will allow growth and mission/goal achievement.

The State Training School (STS) at Eldora offers a holistic social, behavioral, psychiatric, academic and vocational program that utilizes counseling, treatment and consequences paired with praise and opportunity to males, ages 12 to 18 years old who have been adjudicated delinquent. Services and programs provide individualized treatment and offer comprehensive education, with a goal of transitioning the young man back to his community. The facility is operated by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS).

The program available for residents includes:
• General education studies • Special education programs • Title I
• Competency-based vocational programs • High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED) • Counseling

Youth Services Worker

Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with a minimum of twelve semester hours in child development, criminology, mental health, psychology, social work, sociology, or closely related area;
the equivalent of one year of full-time employment working with youths and/or adults in the above areas or closely related area at a
level comparable to Youth Services Worker or above may be substituted for each year of the required education up to a maximum of
four years;
any equivalent combination of the above education and experience shall be considered as qualifying;
employees with current continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes the equivalent of 12 months of full-time
experience as a Youth Services Technician shall be considered as qualified.

Salary: $42,702.40 - $63,502.40 Annually. Plus $.60 to $.65 per hour shift differential.
Job Type: Full-time 
Job Number: 19-01180 
Closing: 3/29/2019 11:59 PM Central

– you will want to have a career at the STS.

You may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. To see if you qualify for this program, please look to the
guidelines and/or for more information on PSLF, visit StudentAid.gov/publicservice. (OMB No. 1845-0110 Form Approved Exp. Date 5/31/2020 PSECF - XBCR)

The State Training School is located in Eldora, Iowa, home of the Pine Lake State Park which offers an array of outdoor recreational activities. Eldora is an Iowa River Greenbelt Community featuring quaint shops, eating choices, and plenty of family friendly activity. The Iowa River Greenbelt Scenic Drive is a must do which winds through a picturesque landscape of valleys, woods and streams. Eldora is 45 minutes from Ames and Cedar Falls and only 22 minutes from Iowa Falls.

At the STS we are committed to helping talented Psychologists and Counselors continue to grow by offering benefits such as:
• Re-licensure opportunities • Comprehensive Orientation • Team Environment • Training and Development

As an employee of the STS you are a State of Iowa employee and eligible for a comprehensive benefits package that includes
the following and more.
• Insurance – Health, Dental, Life, Voluntary Life, and Long Term Disability
• IPERS (Iowa Public Employee Retirement System)-Fixed Income Pension
• Deferred Compensation with match as a Roth or Traditional Tax Deferred Plan
• Leave – Sick, Vacation, Family, and Military Leave
• Wellness Program
• Strong Opportunity for Advancement, Growth, and Development.
To learn more about benefits available to State of Iowa employees visit the benefits web page.

Applicants must apply on line, please apply at:
Search: Filter - Location - Eldora

If you have questions please contact:
State Training School • Ed Gilliland or Brett Lawrence
3211 Edgington Avenue, Eldora, IA 50627 • Phone: 641-858-5402

Applications should be submitted using the link above no later than MARCH 29, 2019.
The State of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
State Training School