Adjudicated Youth Education Programs Consultant

State of Michigan
Full Time, Permanent 37.5 per week $61,868 - $93,966 Per year MI State of Michigan Department of Human Services, 121 M.L.K. Jr St SE #200, Grand Rapids, MI 49507, United States Apply before 5/10/2024 11:59



Are you a driven professional who is knowledgeable in planning, developing, improving, and evaluating academic, career, and technical training curriculum? If you have a desire to enhance educational and career opportunities for court-adjudicated youth in Pennsylvania to become responsible, productive citizens, The Department of Human Services (DHS) has an exciting opportunity for you! We are in need of a dedicated individual who likes to travel and meet with associated professionals to discuss and develop opportunities for adjudicated youth to enhance their educational or career development. Don't miss out on this exciting career opportunity! Apply today and join our team of dedicated professionals.


In this position, you will perform professional, consultative, administrative, and educational work in the planning, development, improvement, and evaluation of basic education programs on behalf of and throughout the Commonwealth's delinquency and dependency systems. Major responsibilities will focus on researching, planning, developing, implementing, analyzing and reviewing educational programs in statewide residential and community-based settings. The primary focus will be to improve the academic services that delinquent youth receive while in residential placement and in their home communities upon return. Work is performed with a high degree of independence and occurs at various locations throughout the Commonwealth and in a variety of roles within DHS, (Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF) and the Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services (BJJS). You will report to your supervisor and your work will be reviewed through regular supervisory conferences.

You will be headquartered at your personal home which must be located in one of the following South Central Pennsylvania counties at time of hire: Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York. The duties of this position require a high volume of travel. Although the work occurs primarily within the eastern region, travel may be required to other locations within the Commonwealth. You will travel frequently to meet with numerous stakeholders involved in providing educational, employment, and related transitional services for youth involved with the juvenile justice court system. 

Interested in learning more? Additional details regarding this position can be found in the 

Work Schedule and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment, 37.5 hours per week
  • Work hours are 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday, with a 60-minute lunch.
  • Salary: In some cases, the starting salary may be non-negotiable.
  • You will receive further communication regarding this position via email. Check your email, including spam/junk folders, for these notices.


Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:

  • Three years of professional experience in planning, developing, improving, or evaluating educational programs, and a bachelor’s degree; or
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training. 

Other Requirements:
  • You must reside in or be willing to relocate to Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York counties.
  • You must meet the . For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the  and click on Residency.
  • You must be able to perform essential job functions.

Legal Requirements:
  • A conditional offer of employment will require a medical examination.
  • This position falls under the provisions of the Child Protective Services Law.
    • Under the Law, a conditional offer of employment will require submission and approval of satisfactory criminal history reports including, but not limited to, PA State Police clearance, PA Child Abuse history clearance, and FBI Fingerprint clearance.

How to Apply:
  • Resumes, cover letters, and similar documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position. Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 
  • Your application must be submitted by the posting closing dateLate applications and other required materials will not be accepted.
  • Failure to comply with the above application requirements may eliminate you from consideration for this position. 

  • Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to  and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at .

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 
  • 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals).
If you are contacted for an interview and need accommodations due to a disability, please discuss your request for accommodations with the interviewer in advance of your interview date.

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania. The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law. All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


  • Completing the application, including all supplemental questions, serves as your exam for this position. No additional exam is required at a test center (also referred to as a written exam).
  • Your score is based on the detailed information you provide on your application and in response to the supplemental questions. 
  • Your score is valid for this specific posting only.
  • You must provide complete and accurate information or:
    • your score may be lower than deserved.
    • you may be disqualified.
  • You may only apply/test once for this posting.
  • Your results will be provided via email.