Our organization is currently looking for individuals who have documented experience and background working with high-risk juveniles to include aggressive behaviors, gang-involvement and anti-social peers.
Familiarity with the culture of the community, strong ties to the community and its members as well as solid skills to work effectively with high-risk teens are a must.
This is not a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. desk job. The majority of the time will be spent in the community: in homes, schools, and local agencies. Successful candidate will be comfortable and willing to work in high-risk community settings at nontraditional hours.
Juvenile Trackers provide supervision, oversight and guidance to youth on their caseload. The level of supervision varies depending on the youth's risk assessment and other identified needs by their Probation Officer. Supervision includes face-to-face contacts, curfew checks, monitoring of school attendance and performance, employment obligations and compliance with other court-ordered expectations.
Flexibility to work non-traditional hours and days and respond to crisis situations is a must.
Juvenile Trackers provide services to youth who are involved in the court system and Juvenile Probation. In supporting the program guidelines, Juvenile Trackers:
Conduct face to face contacts at various locations with youth assigned
Manage behaviors through the use of programmatic and individual structure
Develop and maintain helping relationship emphasizing youth accountability
Provide objective written documentation of the youth's compliance/non-compliance with court ordered requirements.
Complete required documentation, including discharge information, for assigned youth in an accurate and timely manner.
Enter data and reports promptly into NPACS and Omega.
Examine case file to become familiar with youth history and keep up to date with information as it is added to the file.
Notify supervisor and Probation Officer immediately in the event of a youth crisis, suspected illegal activity or any other youth or program incident
Regular and punctual attendance at all appointments
Provide youth advocacy in the areas of health, education, vocation and family work.
Assist with on the job training of new staff
Provide crisis intervention when necessary
Participate in weekly or monthly meetings with the youth's Probation Officer to discuss the youth's progress.
Work collaboratively with team members and willing to help out others when needed (case coverage, etc).
Maintain appropriate boundaries with youth at all times.
Understand and respect client confidentiality
Attend mandatory trainings
Possess a spirit of flexibility
Seek supervision when needed
Familiarity with the community.
Knowledge of gang culture in general.
Familiarity with the ethnic culture of the target population.
Knowledge of local agencies, programs and services (schools, social services, law enforcement, courts/corrections), local units of government, and grassroots organizations.
Bachelor's degree in the Human Services Field and/or Equivalent Work, Education & Life Experience. Bilingual a plus.
Own reliable vehicle with a clear driving record (no more than 3 points assessed against your license). Extensive travel is involved.
Ability to pass a thorough background check including but not limited to:
Local, State and National Criminal History
Adult/Child Abuse Registry
National Sex Offender Registry
Educational & Work Verification
Driver's License Check
Ability to work non-traditional hours and days. Our organization is open 7 days per week and team members must have the flexibility to work evenings and weekends and respond to crisis situations.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to type at least 55 wpm and excellent computer skills.
Passionate, objective and non-judgmental disposition.
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