PT Juvenile Case Manager/Transport Officer/Facilitator
Reports To: Juvenile Director
Salary Grade: 8
The position is a part time position, 19 hours a week Monday through Friday and weekends as needed and provides a number of functions within the department. On call transport officer for youth in need of secure transport to and from county detention centers, community detention centers, residential programs, OYA correctional facilities, treatment centers, doctor appointments, to and from their homes or any other site deemed appropriate for such services by the counselor or director. Performs necessary restraint of youth offender using authorized handcuffs, leg restraints and restraint holds. Must have the ability to respond within 20 minutes to the office when needed. Case manager working with “at risk” youth and families. Performs case management, working directly with youth and family members, and community partners. This person performs all or a combination of duties which include, but are not limited to case management, family mediation, counseling, follow-up with the family and youth to ensure that the case plan and/or behavioral contract is progressing. This is professional level work requiring the application of specialized knowledge in the area of juvenile justice field services. While the scope of work is governed by well-established policies, practices, statutes and regulations, work objectives and tasks are performed independently, under indirect supervision. Errors in judgment may adversely impact youth behavior; court decision making, a juvenile’s civil rights, public safety, and community relations. Judgmental errors may expose the incumbent or others to potential physical harm from offenders. Facilitation of an evidence based parenting class and groups with female youth, following evidence based best practice curriculum. These programs are on-going and on a weekly basis. The part-time Juvenile Case Manager-Level 7 works under the supervision of a Juvenile Director.
Essential Job Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Must have ability to form and build good working relationships with co-workers, supervisor, and the general public.
- Keeps current with trends and developments related to essential job competencies.
- Monitor and coordinate services determined to be beneficial to a specific youth and their family.
- Perform home and school visitation on a daily basis to monitor case plan progress.
- Perform family mediation
- Guide the discussion between youth and their family to repair and improve communication.
- Collaborate with community partners (CFS, Crook County School District, Crook Co. Mental Health, Rimrock Trails and other agencies) when developing case and behavioral plans.
- Utilize procedures and practices of the Juvenile department court proceedings and casework.
- Use correction principles, practices, and methods of treating behavioral and adjustment problems of troubled youth.
- Use mediation, intervention and counseling techniques with juveniles’ and their families.
- Ability to facilitate best practice, evidence based parenting workshop and youth groups by adhering to curriculum provided.
- Knowledge of restraint techniques and hardware and the ability to use these as the manufacturer intended and in such a way to ensure the safety of the youth and the community and within the policies and guidelines of the department.
- Ability to be “on-call” and respond during the department’s regular working hours as well as weekends within 20 minutes if a transport is needed.
- Problem Solving/Analysis
- Communication Proficiency
- Caseload Management Principles
- Adolescent Development Practices
- Evidence Based Practices
- Create a Positive Environment
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
Work is performed in an office setting and in the community (schools, youth’s homes or other sites where youth and families may be located) during typical office hours. The Juvenile Case Manager is routinely required to work out of the office to interact with community partners, offenders, family members and victims.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and moves up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a part time position, 19 hours per week Monday through Friday, and as needed on weekends. Hours shall be set by the Juvenile Director.
Some travel may be expected for this position.
Required Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, psychology, sociology or related field.
- Experience in the facilitation of youth groups and parenting education workshops.
Preferred Education and Experience
- Experience in juvenile case work.
- Experience in the facilitation of youth groups and parenting education groups.
Additional Eligibility Requirements
- Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
- Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).
- Must possess a valid Oregon Driver’s license.
Safety Sensitive Requirements
- This position is considered to be a safety sensitive position and candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test prior to employment.
- This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause.
- Crook County is an equal opportunity employer
- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Position Close Date: January 16, 2018