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Job Position at Berks County Residential Center: “always a possibility suicidal behavior”

Two job postings, one current, at the Berks County Residential Center reveal that the facility is indeed a secure facility under Pennsylvania law.

Job #1 is for a “Shelter Care Counselor” and requires the employee to provide “care for dependent children and families within a minimum secure, residential environment.”

The job also requires the employee to have the “ability to physically restrain residents of all ages.”

Lastly, the working environment is described as follows: “Due to emotional status of residents, the environment can become tense and there is always a possibility of dealing with suicidal behavior.”

Job # 2 is for a “Residential Center Supervisor” and also requires the employee to provide for care in a minimum secure environment.

Crucially, the employee must have “working knowledge of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare 3800 regulations governing residential and secured facilities.

The employee must have the “Ability to safely manage crisis events using de-escalation techniques first and physical intervention as a last resort. 

Lastly, the employee must know that “Work is conducted with potential exposure to emotional and physical assault. 

Secure enough for you?

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