Juvenile Diversion Team Youth Care Specialist (starting at $42,000 full-time/non-exempt, full benefits)

Juvenile Diversion Team Youth Care Specialist (starting at $42,000 full-time/non-exempt, full benefits)

Title:  JDT Youth Care Specialist FLSA Status:  non-exemptEmployment Status: Full-time
Reports To:  Director of ProgramsDepartment:  Juvenile Diversion TeamLast Evaluated:  1/15/2024
Location:  1008 Bullard Ct.Supervisory Responsibilities:  None
JDT Youth Care Specialists are responsible for partnering with youth and their families in assessing needs, setting goals and facilitating interventions that will support healthy functioning for youth across all life domains.
Specific position duties and responsibilities:

Work with youth and families in identifying strengths and needs, developing goals and facilitating activities/interventions that will support the development of interpersonal skills and parenting skills
Engage youth and families in their natural ecology, conducting visits to their homes in accordance with program guidelines, to include working a flexible schedule that reflects the scheduling needs of youth and families
Provides crisis prevention and response through safety planning and 24/7 support through on call rotation
Will be responsible for the development, implementation and ongoing review of person-centered plans for youth on assigned caseload
Links youth to necessary services and supports, acting as a liaison between youth and all involved service providers and stakeholders
Serves as an advocate and positive role model for youth and families in the program, providing reinforcement and recognition for positive behavior, maintaining a strengths-based approach to youth work
Complies with all record management requirements
Adheres to program guidelines related to service delivery and identified practices/approaches
Works collaborative with university student interns in program related tasks

General agency duties and responsibilities: Completes all required trainings Participates in agency outreach and fundraising events Demonstrates a willingness to assist in other agency programs as needed Acts as a custodian and demonstrates responsible and ethical use of agency property and facilities Displays sensitivity to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics Strives to embody the agency’s Code of Ethics while working towards the agency’s Mission Learns and demonstrates Agency-wide Competencies including the areas of consumer and community relationships, continuous individual and agency-wide improvement, vision and purpose, respect and teamwork and positive leadership Learns, develops, and models Positive Youth Development core competencies resulting in capacity to contribute to the mission of Haven House Services and be a resource to our youth and families, other partner organizations, and our community.
Minimum qualifications: ·         Bachelor’s degree in a human service field from an accredited institution
Preferred two years of related experience and/or training with target population.
Knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of the NC Juvenile Court System and local community resourcesExperience with client documentation and file managementStrong written and verbal communication skills
Other requirements: Valid North Carolina Driver’s License and satisfactory driving record.
Personal vehicle for use in conducting home visits and/or transporting clients in the event agency vehicles aren’t available.
Proof of current/valid car insuranceAcceptable background report.
Negative drug screen results
Work environment: Occasional evening and weekend hours required Culture of care and wellness in the officeOccasional exposure to outside weather conditions Potential exposure to bloodborne and/or airborne pathogens

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