- Community Services Coordinator (Youth Services)
- What will I be doing?
- Do I qualify?
- Can I be successful?
- How do I apply?
This is professional work coordinating a variety of treatment programs and related services for juvenile offenders.
Coordinates and evaluates a variety of specialized treatment programs, services, and community resources within an assigned region of the state such as education, health care, substance abuse, mental health, and employment.
Coordinates and supervises the statewide dual jurisdiction process and the case management program; conducts reviews and monitors dual jurisdiction referrals; randomly reviews case files and attends case manager meetings; prepares summary reports for management.
Coordinates the intensive case monitoring program in the region; participates in recruiting, selecting, assigning, and evaluating intensive case monitors (trackers).
Provides advice and assistance to staff and service coordination supervisors relating to case management, legal issues, quality assurance, court orders, and report requirements.
Coordinates clients' employment opportunities utilizing workforce development centers and career fairs; monitors the jobs program to ensure appropriate utilization.
Conducts six-month administrative case reviews for the region; participates in the transitional planning process.
Monitors the victim's rights notification program, safe school requirements, and court-ordered restitution to ensure compliance.
Coordinates the interstate compact for juveniles in the region; serves as primary liaison with the agency's interstate compact administrator.
Assists agency staff with locating and developing community service opportunities.
Maintains contact with governmental agencies, local courts, service providers, workforce development centers, and community organizations.
Monitors the juvenile court diversion program within the region; ensures all required documentation is received by the courts and central office; serves as regional liaison between the courts and central office.
Monitors the reception and diagnostic service for the region.
Supervision is received from an administrative supervisor; exercises independent judgment and initiative within the established policies and procedures.
Performs other related work as assigned.
(The following minimum qualifications will determine merit system eligibility. Allowable experience and education substitutions are provided in italics below the corresponding minimum qualification statement; no other substitutions will be permitted. These minimum qualifications may also be used to evaluate applicants for Missouri Uniform Classification and Pay System positions not requiring selection from merit registers.)
One or more years of experience as a Service Coordinator or Youth Group Leader with the Missouri Division of Youth Services.
A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling, Education, or a closely related field; and,
Three or more years of professional experience in the treatment of juveniles (12-17 years of age) which involved group or individual counseling techniques.
(Earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for a maximum of two years of the required experience at the rate of 24 earned graduate credit hours for one year of experience.)
(Additional qualifying experience may substitute on a year-for-year basis for deficiencies in the required education.)
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?
Comprehensive knowledge of the statutes, rules, and regulations relating to juvenile treatment programs and services, case management, dual jurisdiction, and the juvenile court diversion program.
Comprehensive knowledge of governmental and community resources available and the ability to match individual client needs with available services.
Intermediate knowledge of human behavior, attitudes, and motivation; ability to apply this knowledge to the provision of services for clients and families.
Ability to interpret, explain, and apply applicable statutes, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Ability to prepare records and reports.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with agency staff, governmental entities, and service providers.
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