Trumbull, Diversionary Services Coordinator

Description:

SALARY:
Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE: 09/20/21
DESCRIPTION:
YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES/PROFESSIONAL

HOURS:  19.50 hours per week (flexible depending upon program & client needs.  Some day & some evening hours, not every day).

SALARY:  Based on experience and training
 
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF JOB:
The diversionary services coordinator works under the umbrella of the Town of Trumbull Youth Service Bureau, known as the Mary. J Sherlach Counseling Center (MJSCC). The coordinator works in conjunction with MJSCC clinical staff to plan, develop, and coordinate positive youth development, prevention opportunities, and mental health resources for Trumbull youth. Responsible for planning, coordinating, and implementing Juvenile Review Board (JRB), Truancy, Families with Service Needs (FWSN), and prevention programming, including all associated case management.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
  1. Provide case management for JRB, Truancy, and FWSN referrals, including but not limited to identifying and referring to outside treatment, as well as identifying and referring for social service needs.
  2. Coordination with school personnel, Town and community partners, police, state and juvenile court, and other stakeholders advocating for juveniles.
  3. Prepares monthly and quarterly agency reports.
  4. Truancy
    1. Implements truancy referral process by accepting truancy and truancy-prevention referrals and coordinating related services.
    2. Coordinates with school personnel, chairs and attends meetings related to truancy and truancy prevention
    3. Conducts all related Truancy case management
  5. Juvenile Review Board
    1. Implements the JRB process in accordance with the CYSA protocols and procedures
    2. Schedules and chairs JRB panel meetings
    3. Accepts JRB referrals and verifies eligibility
    4. Conducts initial assessment and paperwork for eligible youth
    5. Develops and monitors restorative action plan in conjunction with the JRB panel members, as well as with youth and family, and, when plan is complete, prepares youth and family for panel meetings to determine progress/success.
    6. Identifies, recruits, and trains JRB panel members as needed
    7. Conducts all related JRB case management
  6. Families with Service Needs
    1. Determines eligibility and appropriate referrals
    2. Conducts all related FWSN case management
  7. Attends MJSCC staff meetings and training opportunities as required.
  8. Creates and implements prevention programing.
  9. Attends youth program coordinating meetings with regional, local, and/or state groups.
  10. Performs other related duties.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
Works under the direction of the Director of Nursing or his/her designee.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:
None.

QUALIFICATIONS:

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:

  1. Clear and concise oral and written skills
  2. Ability to develop educational and therapeutic group programs for at-risk adolescents and their families
  3. Working knowledge of positive youth development principles and prevention theory
  4. Considerable skill understanding, analyzing, and prioritizing youth/family needs and ability to match such needs with available resources
  5. Ability to perform a wide range of youth/community work and administrative duties in a responsible, professional manner, working in varied settings, and to prioritize safety, respect, and workplace policies
  6. Capacity to engage and recruit local youth/families/community members
  7. Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work independently, as well as receive direction and guidance from others
  8. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with community agencies, schools, and Town departments
  9. Valid CT driver’s license
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
  1. Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Health, or other related field
  2. Two to five years of experience working with families, including children and adolescents, in prevention, diversionary programming, and juvenile restorative justice principles
  3. Strong youth engagement, communication, organizational, and technology skills
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

(PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS)

As an applicant for employment, you are a consumer with rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  As part of the employment process, including for determinations related to initial employment, the Town may obtain from a consumer reporting agency, a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on you as defined by the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States or must present proper authorization to work in the United States by the closing date. 
EEO

 

 

Diversionary Services Coordinator - Part Time Supplemental Questionnaire
 
* 1. Do you have a Bachelor's degree in social work, public health, or other related field?
  Yes Yes    No No
 
* 2. Do you have 2 to 5 years of experience working with families, including children and adolescents in prevention, diversionary programing, and juvenile restorative justice principles.
  Yes Yes    No No
 
* 3. Do you have strong youth engagement, communication, organizational, and technology skills.
  Yes Yes    No No
 
* Required Question


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