GCYA LEAD FAMILY & COMMUNITY SPECIALIST – COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES - GRANT FUNDED
Company/organization: Greene County
Contact: Michelle Jincks
Purpose of Position
- The purpose of this position is to aid in the supervision of youth placed at and transitioning through the Greene County Youth Academy and assist in coordinating program delivery under the supervision of the Director of Community Based Services.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Supervise youth one-on-one and in a group setting, as needed.
- Facilitate and plan group activities and lessons and otherwise engage program youth as necessary for community based programming.
- Assist with community supervision of youth to include, but not limited to: home visits, school visits/contacts, and individual contacts in the community with GCYA, Probation and Delinquency units.
- Receive and respond to direction from the Director of Community Based Services.
- Maintain a personal calendar for staff to access for support with community supervision or community based programming.
- Maintain reports and records as needed. Prepare reports for court and be available to testify if necessary
- Enforce the rules and expectations of the community based programming.
- Assist with transportation youth as necessary
- Facilitate family intervention and mediate conflict as needed.
- Assist with planning exit strategies for youth that utilize resources identified by the treatment team.
- Be a liaison between GCYA and the probation and delinquency units. Attend relevant meetings, including DAC, and court hearings regarding youth being referred to or participating in the GCYA program.
- Assist probation, delinquency and diversion officers, as needed.
- Engage in training and learning opportunities. Extend self in offering best community based programing implementation and in professional growth. Attend treatment team staffings, as needed.
- Assist other Family and Community Specialists and LEAD Family and Community Specialist as needed and provide on-the-job training for newly hired Family and Community Specialists.
- Maintains highest degree of health, cleanliness, and sanitary conditions in assigned areas.
- Performs daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks and responsibilities in assigned area.
Additional Tasks and Responsibilities
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members.
- Develops a mentor relationship with youth to ensure individualized quality treatment.
- Actively observes and assesses the behavioral, emotional, and psychological condition of youth participants and keeps other staff informed daily of significant conditions known about individual youth and/or the group.
- Responsible for providing client supervision, implementing group and individual treatment plans and developing constructive relationships with clients, parents/guardians, co-workers, and other treatment team members.
- Organizes and meets deadlines, consistent in processing paperwork and able to standardize information.
- Supervises, evaluates, conducts and assists in youth participant activities as need.
- Exercises considerable judgment and discretion in the performance of duties consistent with established standards and regulations.
- Orientates youth and their families into and out of the program in such a way as to engage the participants, encourage compliance, and increase the likelihood of success.
- Provides continuum of care planning; preparation, and follow up.
- Assess youth and their families in a timely fashion in order to provide necessary information regarding admission decisions and planning.
- Act as a resource person to pull from a directory of community partners and programs for the purpose of meeting individualized family needs.
- Conducts self as an Officer of the Court, attends Court Hearings for program youth and youth who may be assigned to the program.
- Organizes, coordinates, and schedules the home and community visits and UAs in order to meet program requirements.
- Assist with the coordination of the gender specific programming; Gems and Spartans.
- Acts as a liaison between the Greene County Youth Academy and other juvenile office units by attending meetings, court hearings and assisting with probation and delinquency involving a youth who is either a participants or who may be referred, and other meetings as may be assigned.
- Develop supportive work relationship with other Family and Community Specialists and provide assistance and instruction to newly hired Family and Community Specialists.
- The duties and responsibilities of the Family and Community Specialist may be changed, expanded, reduced, or deleted to meet the business needs of Greene County Family/Juvenile Court.
Minimum Training and Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions
- Bachelor degree or higher in criminal justice, education, psychology, social work, or closely related social sciences required and related experience dealing with juveniles, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must possess a valid Missouri Driver’s license is required and an acceptable driving record. Must successfully complete a background investigation. Any person functioning in this position is required to pass an initial and continued random urinalysis test for the use of controlled substances.
Please visit the Greene County website for a complete job description.