Salary Range DH30
This classification serves as director of the juvenile department and performs administrative duties in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating all department programs; provide professional advice to staff counselors; serve as liaison between department and child-caring agencies, District Attorney, law enforcement, parents and the public.
EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES
(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)
4. Serve as
5. Prepare and
6. Confer with Juvenile Judge on matters concerning department operation and policy and procedure.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITY REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION
Knowledge of: Extensive knowledge of social work theory, practice and procedures applied to juveniles with emotional or behavioral problems, and appropriate treatment program; thorough knowledge of the judicial system, Oregon criminal and juvenile laws; thorough knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques of effective administration including public relations, personnel management and fiscal management to develop, implement and evaluate programs; considerable knowledge of available child-care resources; skill in dealing with aggressive or emotionally disturbed juveniles. Ability to:
both oral and
requests and grant
and reports; make
applicable and use
motivate and lead
calm and use good
and city agencies,
their families and
Education, experience and training:
Masters degree in
related field plus
child welfare or
youth or juvenile
which includes two
years in a
position OR any
training. At time
must possess a
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THIS POSITION
This classification is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Commissioners.
This classification supervises support staff through Youth Ranch and Casework Supervisors and has final responsibility for work performed by the department.
Work is performed within established department policy and procedures; state and county statutes, rules, regulations, orders, resolutions and ordinances; Juvenile and Criminal Codes; State Child Welfare Laws; management, personnel and financial theories, principles and practices; accepted practices within the juvenile profession; personnel rules. Incumbent remains current on guidelines and utilizes seasoned judgment in interpreting and usage of appropriate guidelines. As department head, can implement or revise department policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
Regular and consistent attendance is required. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Field work involves transporting of juveniles which requires lifting luggage up to 30 pounds. Physical exertion required from time to time while restraining juveniles. A reasonable amount of driving is required.