- Service Coordinator II (Youth Services)
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is very responsible professional work in the coordination of comprehensive treatment and related services for juvenile offenders.
An employee in this class is responsible for the assessment, classification, procurement, coordination and evaluation of services for designated clientele. Work includes considerable contact with families, governmental agencies, local courts, schools and service providers in the development and maintenance of resources and of clients' individual treatment plans. Work also includes counseling and preventive therapy with clients and families. General supervision is received from the Service Coordination Supervisor (Youth Services) or other designated administrator; however, considerable independent judgment and initiative is exercised in the performance of assigned duties.
Performs client assessments to determine needed services by meeting with the client and family, court and school personnel and other interested parties and by reviewing relevant files and records.
Develops an integrated, individualized, comprehensive, continuous and mutually reinforcing treatment plan; reviews plan with the client, family and designated service providers; and prepares updates when necessary.
Maintains necessary contact with clients, families and service providers in order to monitor and evaluate the client and family responsiveness to the treatment plan.
Provides assistance and intervention in implementing and revising individual treatment plans to meet client needs.
Assists in recruiting, developing, screening, training and facilitating foster and proctor placements, intensive case monitors and other community resources.
Maintains cooperative relationships with law enforcement agencies, courts, juvenile officers, service providers and other community resources.
Participates in team meetings, in-service training, client staffings and case reviews.
Prepares and maintains records and reports, progress letters and other required documents; presents administrative reviews to a review panel.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following entrance requirements are used to admit or reject applicants for merit system examinations, or may be used to evaluate applicants for employment in positions not requiring selection from merit system registers. When applicable, equivalent substitution will be allowed for deficiencies in experience or education.)
One year as a Service Coordinator I under the Missouri Merit System.
Three years of professional experience in the treatment of juveniles which involved group or individual counseling techniques; and graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with specialization in criminal justice, psychology, sociology, social work, education, or closely related areas. (Graduate work in criminal justice, psychology, social work or counseling may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the stated experience.)
Please note that documentation that supports your eligibility (i.e. transcripts, employment records, etc.) may be required at any time during the application and hiring process. If you do not possess the minimum qualifications, please consider one of many other employment opportunities with the State of Missouri.
Do you possess the key skills which are considered essential for successful employment in this classification?
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of guidance and treatment in rehabilitating delinquent youth.
Considerable knowledge of individual behavior and group dynamics, particularly as related to the behavior and needs of delinquent youth and their families.
Considerable knowledge of community resources available and the ability to match individual client needs with available services.
Working knowledge of human behavior, attitudes and motivation and ability to apply this knowledge to the provision of services for clients and families.
Working knowledge of the general procedures, objectives and legal aspects of juvenile placement casework.
Ability to gain and hold the confidence and cooperation of clients and their families.
Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with agency staff, governmental entities and service providers.
Ability to prepare accurate and complete records and reports.
Ability to communicate effectively.
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