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Youth Intervention & Prevention Coordinator 

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Martin County is accepting applications for a full time (40 hours per week) Youth Intervention & Prevention Coordinator. 

The Youth Intervention & Prevention Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the programs for Juvenile offenders including the Martin County Teen Court Program, Cognitive Skills Program, Community Service Work Program, Shoplifting Intervention Program, Tobacco Awareness Program, BEST (Building and Empowering Students Together) Program and the Martin County Truancy Program.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinates and implements juvenile diversion programming for juvenile clients.  Schedules meetings, makes appropriate referrals, participates in diversion meetings, and monitors compliance to the diversion agreements. 
  • Facilitates the cognitive skill building course for referred juveniles in Martin County; and receives referrals, schedules group sessions, tracks attendance, monitors referrals, and conducts evaluations.
  • Implements the community work service program for juvenile clients, and works with collaborating agencies to identify appropriate work sites in Martin County. Receives referrals from probation agents and diversion programming, verifies and documents juvenile offender’s completed work hours and provides documentation of successful completion/terminations to the referring agent.
  • Facilitates the Shoplifting Intervention program and Tobacco Awareness Program for referred juveniles; and receives referrals, schedules group sessions, tracks attendance and monitors completions.
  • Coordinates and implements the Martin County Truancy Program with participating schools in Martin County; and receives and screens referrals involving students under the age of 16 who have exceeded their number of excused absences, verifies school attendance for referrals on a weekly basis, schedules and facilitates the Truancy Diversion Panels as needed, monitors all Truancy contracts, makes appropriate and timely referrals, and documents successful completion and terminations.
  • Coordinates and implements Building and Empowering Students Together (BEST) Program with participating schools. Receives referrals, schedules meetings, recruits and corresponds to team members, makes referrals for participating youth, keeps all documentation, and sends appointment letters along with follow up calls.
  • Speaks and provides written articles to civic groups, churches, students, and community leaders throughout Martin County promoting youth intervention and prevention programming as required.
  • Responsible for preparing, monitoring, and evaluating the grant proposal including quarterly statistics.
  • Participates in continuing education and training sessions on position applicable law and regulation changes, computer skills and other position related matters. Ensures required certification and licensure credentials remain valid.
  • Performs other work-related duties as required.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties performed by personnel so classified.

 

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The position has good working conditions in general, but is a diversified job requiring sustained mental effort related to public contacts, organizational issues, planning and technical areas.

The individual may encounter significant emotional strain or tension. There is sustained exposure to public contact and sitting. There is also moderate exposure to Video Data Terminals (VDTs) and moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds).

Continuous: Work requires moderate attention to detail.

Frequent: Sit; Keyboarding; Exposure to emotional public; Exposure to trauma; considerable mental effort and stress; work requires high attention to detail.

Occasional: Walk; Repetitive movement; Exposure to offensive language; Exposure to threats; Limited mental effort and/or stress; Some mental effort and stress involved resulting in frustration.

Intermittent: Stand; Bend or stoop; Kneel or squat; Lift or carry less than 10 lbs.; Lift or carry 11-25 lbs.; Exposed to annoying odor; Inability to leave work station for long periods of time; Work alone.

This position is responsible for the use of county fleet vehicles, modern office machines and equipment.

 

Martin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

 
Position Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Two years of formal training or education in technical school or associate’s degree.
  • Two years of progressive experience in related field along with the skills, knowledge and abilities required; or equivalent combined education and experience.

 

LICENSURE

  • Valid driver’s license.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system and legal processes preferred.
  • Ability to work well with collaborating agencies and referral sources.
  • Ability to establish, work, and maintain effective working relationships with juvenile offenders and their families.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures, including operating a computer and other basic office equipment.
  • Ability to perform accounting in relation to the grant award.
  • The ability to provide crisis management intervention when needed.
  • Ability to facilitate a curriculum in a group setting.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to work with prioritizing workload to meet deadlines for multiple tasks and maintain efficiency with frequent interruptions.

The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of education and experience could provide necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this job.

 

POSITION COMPETENCIES

ACCOUNTABILITY & DEPENDABILITY

  • Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with limited oversight.
  • Follows instructions and adheres to all County policies and procedures as required.
  • Maintains an acceptable record of work attendance and punctuality in accordance with County and Department requirements.

 

COMMUNICATION (VERBAL & WRITTEN)

  • Demonstrates the ability to develop and maintain working relationships to produce results, and a work environment that builds rapport and trust.
  • Communicates professionally and effectively with internal and external customers through spoken and written correspondence, including emails. Listens well; respects viewpoints different than own.
  • Contributes knowledge, experience, and feedback appropriately to others.

 

PLANNING & ORGANIZATION

  • Defines tasks and milestones to achieve objectives, while ensuring the optimal use of resources to achieve those objectives.
  • Identifies the sequence of tasks and the resources needed to achieve a goal, and prioritizes key action steps.
  • Anticipates the impacts and risks of decisions and actions.
  • Seeks and uses others’ input about critical actions, timelines, sequencing, scope, methodology, expected outcomes, and priorities. Sees potential challenges and opportunities, and adjusts plans based on input.

 

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT & INTEGRITY

  • Demonstrates knowledge and actions consistent with the County’s values and the County’s code of ethics and conduct.
  • Respects and maintains confidentiality.
  • Demonstrates high moral principles and professional standards with others through truthfulness and sincerity; makes ethical decisions.
  • Shows respect for others’ ideas, perspectives, and styles. Demonstrates appropriate business etiquette and social skills.

 

QUALITY OF WORK

  • Maintains a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates the ability to use resources productively, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Demonstrates the ability to think proactively, anticipates potential problems, and provides workable solutions and alternatives with a ‘can do’ approach.
  • Develops and maintains good working knowledge of job responsibilities and prescribed procedures, which facilitates the efficient performance of duties. Takes initiative to utilize job knowledge to analyze situations, resolve problems, and reach decisions.

 

RELATIONSHIP BUILDING

  • Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
  • Maintains an open, approachable manner, and treats others fairly and respectfully. Preserves others’ self-confidence and dignity, and shows regard for their opinions.
  • Seeks to resolve confrontations and disagreements constructively. Focuses on the situation, issues, or behaviors, rather than the people.
  • Expresses gratitude and appreciation to others who provide information, assistance or support.

 

TECHNOLOGY

  • Considerable knowledge of modern office equipment, practices and procedures including a computer and other basic office equipment.
  • Software skills, including excellent typing skills, and the ability to use Microsoft Office products including but not limited to Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Compensation Plan Grade Grade 11 - Starting wage $22.27 per hour (2022)  
Position Youth Intervention & Prevention Coordinator  
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 7/1/2022  
Location Martin County Courthouse  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

To search for an open position, please go to http://TheCountyofMartin.appone.com



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