Rocky Hill, Youth Services Specialist

Description:

TOWN OF ROCKY HILL EXTERNAL JOB POSTING

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN, YOUTH & SENIOR SERVICES

YOUTH SERVICES SPECIALIST

The Town of Rocky Hill, one of Connecticut’s most desirable places to live and work, is accepting applications for a full-time position of Youth Services Specialist. 

This position is part of the MEUI Local 506 union.  Salary (Appendix A, Effective 7/1/2022: $70,482) and hours will be in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement which can be viewed online at: www.rockyhillct.gov/unioncontracts.

Interested applicants must submit each of the following: 1) a resume; 2) a letter of interest which clearly demonstrates how the applicant meets the qualifications; and 3) A completed Town of Rocky Hill Application for Employment.  Please submit all application materials to the Department of Human Resources, ATTN: Camille Carney (hrdept@rockyhillct.gov) via electronic mail.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Please be advised finalists will be required to undergo a comprehensive background, financial, and/or criminal investigation. 

The Town of Rocky Hill is an EEO/AA Employer and complies with the ADA.  Applicants with disabilities may request assistance or an accommodation at any time by contacting Human Resources via telephone (860-258-7651), via confidential fax (860-257-1109), via email (hrdept@rockyhillct.gov) or by visiting the department of Town Hall during business hours. 

Town of Rocky Hill

Job Description 

POSITION:                           YOUTH SERVICES SPECIALIST

DEPARTMENT:                  HUMAN, YOUTH & SENIOR SERVICES

REPORTS TO:                     DIRECTOR OF HUMAN, YOUTH & SENIOR SERVICES, OR DESIGNEE

SUPERVISES:                      N/A

BARGAINING UNIT:         MEUI LOCAL 506

 

Summary of Responsibility:

This position supports the Director of Human, Youth & Senior Services and Youth & Family Services Coordinator in the development and coordination of various services for all ages serviced by the department and provides general office assistance and performs other administrative activities.  Promotes positive youth development, prevention and juvenile justice programs as well as case management.

Essential Functions:

  1. Provides direct/indirect services to youth and families, conducts and participates in various youth services programs in the areas of positive youth development, prevention, intergenerational and diversion programming adhering to both Town and State requirements.
  2. Conducts outreach at community events and meetings, compiles statistics and drafts reports on youth issues and trends, plans, implements, and evaluates youth and family programming, coordinates with other youth-serving agencies in and around Rocky Hill to organize programs, and assists as a referral source for youth and families to community resources, including opportunities to fulfill community service hours.
  3. Develops, coordinates, markets and implements a variety of positive youth development and prevention programs.
  4. Addresses and networks within the community building collaborative efforts in programming, activities and direct services.
  5. Creates and publishes marketing and advertising materials related to various programs, events, etc.
  6. Prepares and presents oral/written reports; maintains detailed records of programs related to the management of the DCF data tracking tool.
  7. May assist the Director/Coordinator with reports, memoranda and coordinate with other service providers and Town Departments as requested.
  8. Remains informed on current youth/adult issues as well as federal, state, and local programs via training/seminars.
  9. May be directed to assist with administrative and clerical work as needed.
  10. Assists with special projects and performs other duties as required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrative of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar or a logical assignment to the position.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in social services, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or other related field required.
  2. At least three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working with a variety of ages, families, and backgrounds.  Experience working with youth and families in a Town/Municipality government setting preferred.
  3. Knowledge of Connecticut Youth Services Association (CYSA) experience preferred.
  4. Current CPR/First Aid certificate or ability to obtain within six months of hire.
  5. Connecticut Motor Vehicles Operator’s license required.
  6. Knowledge and creativity in social media & marketing.
  7. Ability to build and maintain effective relationships with individuals and groups, co-workers, the public, and others. Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  8. Ability to think quickly, assess a situation and make a sound decision.
  9. Must be able to effectively organize his/her own work in a fast-paced environment, while managing and addressing multiple priorities.
  10. Must be able to demonstrate the ability for rapid learning and integration of new technologies and application methods while being responsive to various situations as they arise. 
  11. Must demonstrate continued, proactive, self-development to maintain, improve, and learn new skill sets through networking, seminars, educational facilities, or other appropriate means.
  12. Ability to design, create, implement and evaluate innovative programs and services for long-term success that address the needs of the youth population (to follow children birth through adolescence) in coordination with the Director of Human, Youth & Senior Services and the Youth & Family Services Coordinator.
  13. Proven leadership skills to, among other things, effectively lead children through group activities, lead events, and supervise young adults and volunteers.

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

  1. Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  2. Frequently is required to walk and sit.
  3. Occasionally required to stand, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  4. Ability to lift and/or move up to twenty five (25) pounds.
  5. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  6. The dexterity necessary to utilize a computer keyboard on a regular basis is essential.
  7. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrative of the various types of work that may be performed.

The Town of Rocky Hill is an EEO/AA employer and complies with the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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