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GCYA YOUTH SPECIALIST PT - GRANT FUNDED

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Greene County, MO

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Springfield, MO

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Purpose of Position:

The purpose of this position is to aid in providing community supervision of youth placed at the Greene County Youth Academy and assist in the program delivery under the direction of the GCYA Day / Evening Supervisor. Essential Duties: 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.

Supervises youth participating in the Greene County Youth Academy. Supervise youth when in the community to include field trips and community service projects.

Prepares court reports for hearings and attends court hearings for youth involved in the Greene County Youth Academy as needed.

Maintains statistical information for utilization of the Greene County Youth Academy. Assists with proper retrieval and record of evaluation results.

Develops and maintains a proficient knowledge in the use and application of urinalysis testing and electronic monitoring equipment.

Meet with parents, staff, volunteers, court personnel, and community partners as needed.

Maintains highest degree of health, cleanliness, and sanitary conditions in assigned areas.

Performs daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks and responsibilities in assigned area.

Duties and responsibilities may be changed, expanded, reduced, or deleted to meet the business needs of Greene County Family/Juvenile Court.

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.

Mediates client conflict between youth and families.

Writes progress, incident, probation and court reports; allow for availability to testify if necessary.

Makes and answers phone calls.

Transportation of youth as necessary.

Enforce the rules and expectations of the program.

Facilitate at least one group of own interest that is appropriate for population and facilitate other groups as needed.

Engage in training and learning opportunities. Maintain knowledge of best practices and encourage personal professional growth.

Complete orientation of youth and families referred to the Greene County Youth Academy as needed. Minimum Qualifications: A minimum of sixty (60) college credit hours (Bachelors degree preferred) in Criminal Justice, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or related Human Services area and strong written and verbal communication skills. A valid Missouri Motor Vehicle Operators license is required. Abilities: Language Ability and Interpersonal Communication - Ability to analyze data and information using established criteria, in order to determine consequences and to identify and select alternatives. Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort, as well as assemble, copy, record and transcribe data and information. Ability to classify, compute, tabulate, and categorize data.

Ability to mediate and/or provide first line supervision. Ability to provide interpretation regarding the application of policies, procedures, and standards to specific situations.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with clients, clients families, school personnel, attorneys, mental health therapists, alcohol and drug abuse counselors, social service agency staff, news media representatives, students and civic groups.

Mathematical Ability

Ability to calculate percentages, fractions, decimals and ratios. Ability to interpret basic descriptive statistical reports.

Judgment and Situational Reasoning Ability

Ability to use functional reasoning in performing influence functions such as role modeling to youth and communicating with parents.

Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving youth discipline, group development, and implementation of program components.

Physical Requirements

Ability to operate a variety of equipment including computer terminal, camera, video camera, telephone, fax machine, calculator/adding machine and photocopier.

Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing slightly-skilled movements such as cutting, painting and drilling.

Ability to exert moderate physical effort in light to moderate work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling and in the training and application of Pressure Point control Tactics.

Ability to recognize and identify degrees of similarities or differences between characteristics of odors associated with job-related objects, materials and tasks. Environmental Adaptability: Ability to work under generally safe and comfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as violence, irate individuals and intimidation may cause discomfort and poses some risk of injury.

Employees May Be Exposed to:

Evidence and testimony that may be disturbing, such as photographs of violent scenes and victims and or sexually explicit material; evidence that may include syringes, drugs, weapons and blood; the public who may potentially be verbally or physically abusive, allergens, such as perfumes, and dust; and unpleasant odors, such as unwashed clothing or chemicals offered into evidence. Condition of Employment: Successful candidate must have a satisfactory post-offer pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Employee will be required to demonstrate continued knowledge of this positions current regulations and requirements. All employees are required to follow safety standards and wear all personal protective equipment in designated areas.

Candidate must meet the requirements of the full job description as stated throughout the duration of employment with Greene County. $10.49 Hourly -

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