Plainville, Youth Services Director

Description:

The Town of Plainville, CT is accepting applications for its Youth Services Director position.

This position provides individual and group counseling for youth and their families, case management and family support, positive youth development programs, after school and summer programs, parent and grandparent support groups, first time juvenile offender programs and services, holiday gifting programs and many other services.  The Director coordinates the Juvenile Review Board, oversees the Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development focusing on substance abuse prevention programming, the Healthy Plainville Coalition, the Plainville Anti- Racism Task Force, and the Plainville Human Services committee. Promotes positive youth development by enriching families, and preventing delinquency and other youth problems.  Works closely with the Plainville Community Schools, the Dept. of Children and Families, the Superior Court- Juvenile Matters, Plainville Police, Plainville Social Services, health professionals, parent groups, legislators, other youth and family service agencies, religious communities, and other local and state agencies. The Director will be an active member of the school-based student support teams.

 

The ideal candidate will be energetic, committed to providing individual and group counseling for youth and their families, case management and family support, positive youth development programs, have at least three years of progressively responsible experience in social work, counseling and dealing with community groups. A Master’s Degree in social work, counseling or related field is desired.

Salary range is $70,000 - $80,000 depending on qualifications and experience. Lucrative benefit package, including but not limited to, health, dental, life insurance, long term disability, and a defined contribution retirement plan.

A full job description and application can be found at www.plainvillect.com.  Applications can be emailed to sbuden@plainville-ct.gov or mailed to Human Resources, Town of Plainville, One Central  Square, Plainville, CT  06062.  The deadline for submission of the application is Wednesday, March 18, 2021 by 2:30 P.M. but will remain open until filled.

The Town of Plainville is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

 

T O W N   O F   P L A I N V I L L E

POSITION DESCRIPTION

DATE:                        February 2022

POSITION:                YOUTH SERVICES DIRECTOR

REPORTS TO:           TOWN MANAGER

GOVERNING ORGANIZATION:   Town Council

POSITION SUMMARY: 

This Youth Services Director provides individual and group counseling for youth and their families, case management and family support, positive youth development programs, after school and summer programs, parent and grandparent support groups, first time juvenile offender programs and services, holiday gifting programs and many other services.  The Director coordinates the Juvenile Review Board, oversees the Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development focusing on substance abuse prevention programming, the Healthy Plainville Coalition, the Plainville Anti- Racism Task Force, and the Plainville Human Services committee. Promotes positive youth development by enriching families to prevent delinquency and other youth problems.  Works closely with the Plainville Community Schools, the Dept. of Children and Families, the Superior Court- Juvenile Matters, Plainville Police, Plainville Social Services, health professionals, parent groups, legislators, other youth and family service agencies, religious communities, and other local and state agencies. The Director will be an active member of the school-based student support teams. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

The Youth Services Director will act as department head and supervises part time staff as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages and supervises staff and assigned operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; directs staff to accomplish Town and department goals. Adjusts to frequently changing priorities and implements office procedures accordingly.
  • Collaboration with the Plainville Community Schools and other key constituencies
  • Provide individual and group counseling for youth and their families, case management and family support, positive youth development programs, after school and summer programs, parent and grandparent support groups, first time juvenile offender programs and services, holiday gifting programs and other services
  • Coordinates Juvenile Review Board, Plainville Coalition for Positive Youth Development; Healthy Plainville, Plainville Anti- Racism Task Force; Plainville Human Services Committee.
  • Develops annual department budget; prepares annual grant budgets and supporting documents and submits required grant reports
  • Identification and pursuit of applicable grant opportunities.
  • Screens families for campership financial eligibility.
  • Administrative office duties as needed; driving or transportation duties as needed; all other related duties as necessary.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

A Master’s Degree preferably in social work, counseling, or related field.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in social work, counseling and in dealing with community groups.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership of an organization, especially in the human services sector and/or related to education, prevention, youth empowerment and community organizing.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated supervisory, organizational, and interpersonal skills essential; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; considerable ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, and work with associates.

Ability to handle public concerns in a professional and timely manner.

Ability to bring volunteer groups together for common interests/activities.

Capacity for innovative and creative ideas/strategies to engage and support the youth in Plainville

Ability to balance multiple priorities; excellent oral and written communication skills including presentation expertise; computer literacy particularly with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Ability to present self and department well in all circumstances.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to push, pull and lift light objects less than 20 pounds.  The employee must possess a range of manual dexterity abilities including performing basic motor skills, simple manipulative skills (e.g., writing and collating), and moderately difficult manipulative skills (e.g., filing, typing, using a calculator, etc.).  The employee must be able to perform gross body coordination.

The duties of this position require the employee to be able to walk, stand and often sit and stand for prolonged periods.  The employee must be able to conduct field inspections including climbing, crawling, etc.  The employee must be able to see objects far away as in driving, see objects closely as in typing or reading; able to hear normal conversation with some background noise; able to distinguish and understand voice patterns and verbal instructions; and the ability to speak clearly and with volume.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee will often be required to attend to the same task/function for more than 60 minutes at a time and may occasionally range up to more than 3 hours at a time depending upon the specific task.  The employee must also be able to concentrate on a broad range of issues/details with interruption.

The employee must be able to remember assignments for multiple tasks required during the work day, a period of several days, and at different parts of the year (calendar/fiscal).  The employee is constantly required to remember assignments and plan and prioritize work of self and others.

Ability to distinguish between public and confidential information and handle it appropriately.

The employee is occasionally required to understand and relate to basic, specific and general instructions generally several at a time as well as the ability to utilize and apply knowledge of practices and principles of work.  The job requires that the employee be able to use knowledge and reasoning to solve routine and complex problems. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The duties of the job will often expose the employee to a range of environmental influences depending upon the type of recreational activity and the time of year.  This list of hazards includes exposure to dust and seasonal fluctuations in outside weather.

The noise level in the work environment is that of a busy office ranging from moderately quiet during slow periods to moderately loud in times of high activity. 

The above job description is illustrative and not a complete itemization of all facets of the position.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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