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Douglas County  1645
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YOUTH PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Pay Range GC16

INTRODUCTION

This classification coordinates, provides and evaluates programs for 1) RAYS, Roseburg Area Youth Services, providing Youth Court activities, training and community education/support 2) Work Crew Supervisor, providing over site, coordination, and conducting the activities of Juvenile Restoration Work Crew, and 3) Formal Accountability Specialist, providing intake services and supervision of youth placed on Formal Accountability Agreements. This includes advocacy for increased education, services and expansion of awareness in program areas.

EXAMPLES OF PRINCIPAL DUTIES
(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.  Any one position may not perform all listed duties.)

Roseburg Area Youth Services (RAYS):

1. Facilitate and monitor Youth Court activities and hearings.

2. Schedule and conduct intake interviews with youth referred to RAYS for law violations.

3. Conduct Youth Court training for youth and adult volunteers.

4. Contact and build relationships with local businesses which support Youth Court through donations.

5. Recruit youth volunteers to serve on Youth Court.

6. Monitor progress and compliance of youth ordered to fulfill responsibilities ordered by the Youth Court.

7. Direct the activities and outline the responsibilities of adult and youth volunteers.

Work Crew Coordinator:

1. Supervise youth on work crew.

2. Schedule and contact youth for work crew and orientations. 

3. Coordinate with outside agencies to develop work projects and timelines for completion of projects.

Formal Accountability Specialist:

1. Schedule and conduct intake interviews with youth referred for law violations (this             includes both pre and post intake interview paperwork).

2. Monitor progress and compliance of youth with the terms of Formal Accountability             Agreements.

All positions:

            Complete monthly reports to be submitted to the Assistant Director (data gathering for this report occurs on a daily basis).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED BY THIS POSITION

Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of social work and juvenile corrections theory, practices and procedures to be able to identify the problem, decide an appropriate action, and provide indicated services; reasonable knowledge of laws relating to juveniles; reasonable knowledge of sound case management principles, practices and procedures; reasonable knowledge of juvenile behavioral problems and methods of treatment such as substance abuse, anger management, and behavior modification.  Skill in: Writing clear and concise correspondence, records, reports and statistical data; skill in interviewing, counseling and listening techniques and principles.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; ability to relate to juveniles, clients and families; ability to work independently and manage time efficiently; ability to make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; ability to establish and maintain records, reports and statistical data; ability to courteously meet, deal effectively and consult with other employees, juveniles and their families, schools, law enforcement officials, service agencies, businesses and the public.

Education, experience and training:  Associate or Bachelor Degree preferred.  High school diploma or GED and one year experience working with youth and families.  At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon driver's license.

Preferred experience: Experience working with youth and families within the Juvenile Justice System preferred.

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS OF THE POSITION

Work is performed with supervision from the Assistant Director.  Employee receives general instructions regarding the scope of and approach of projects or assignments, but procedures and techniques are left to the employee’s discretion and interpretation.  Employees are expected to operate with a reasonable degree of independence.  Initiative and resourcefulness are necessary in the performance of the job.  Judgment is required both in interpreting established policies, goals, and objectives, and in applying concepts, plans, and strategies which may deviate from traditional methods and practices.

GUIDELINES

Work is performed within established department policies and procedures, state statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; accepted social work principles and practices.  Work is performed according to specific guidelines and instructions; employee uses some judgment in determining appropriate procedure.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in the office environment, school and community facilities and the field and may require bending, gripping with hands and fingers, hearing alarms, hearing voice conversation, keyboarding, lifting up to 60 pounds, operating passenger vehicles, pulling, pushing, reaching, shoveling – digging, sitting, standing, standing long periods, walking, and walking rough terrain.  A reasonable amount of driving is required.

 
   
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