Case Manager/Program Coordinator
Closing Date: June 14th, 2019
Salary Range: $49,349.55 to $59,984.69
Case Manager/Program Coordinator
Position works in collaboration with the Juvenile Detention Management team to develop and implement programmatic case management plans for youth placed in the NORCOR Juvenile facility. This is responsible for service delivery of cognitive based interventions for youth. This position coordinates information sharing, services and planning within the facility, external youth serving agencies, and the Oregon Youth Authority.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for the coordination and implementation of cognitive based interventions for the Youth Care Center and 30-day extended detention programs within the NORCOR juvenile facility.
- Become a team member of the NORCOR Juvenile Detention facility, assisting detention officers with duties as required by the Detention Manager.
- Review program referrals, manage and lead reviews with stakeholders, and coordinate services identified in case plans.
- Documentation of activities, groups, and interventions in the Oregon Juvenile Justice Information System and communicate regularly with juvenile department staff and Oregon Youth Authority Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers (JPPOs).
- Complete Risk/Needs assessments and screening instruments when indicated.
- Deliver direct services, case management and group intervention within the juvenile detention facility.
- Provide case management services that include the development and implementation of reentry and transition planning utilizing community providers and services.
- Develop and implement incentives/practices that encourage the youth offender population to participate in indicated programming.
- Responsible for forming partnerships with key community stakeholders where appropriate that aid in the reentry and transition the youth into their next placement.
- Develop strategies that allow for Community in-reach of those providers and services that aid in the reentry process.
- Engage juvenile detention staff in programming and problem-solving with youth to create a positive custody environment.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, the Behavioral Sciences or related field from an accredited college or university.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in working with youth involved in the juvenile justice or system involved youth who have behaviorally challenging attributes. Specific experience in areas of leading treatment groups and individual supervision. Experience with current best practices/promising programming is preferred.
Desired Attributes/Application Scoring Criteria
In addition to your related work experience and education, we will use the attributes below to determine whom to interview. You are not required to have all of these attributes, but please make sure that the ones you do have are clearly demonstrated in your application materials. Your application materials may be graded on spelling, grammar, punctuation, and presentation.
- Experienced leadership ability with strong problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution skills.
- Experience handling crisis situations in a youth based residential facility.
- Ability to fluently speak, read and write Spanish.
- Knowledge and skill in working with computer data entry and the MS Office Suite.
- Strong organizational planning skills.
- Proved oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience working with culturally diverse youth and families.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully, perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Work is generally performed indoors in a secure juvenile detention facility and is essentially sedentary in nature. The work requirements include the ability to see, talk and hear, sit and stand, and use hands to control tools; reach with hands and arms and lift or move (50) fifty pounds. Some work assignments directly involve the safety and security of the facility and may require immediate decision making. The facility operates 24 hours a day and hours of work may include days, evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.
Detention facilities are unique by nature. Communications may be by electronic means, requiring visual and audio queues and codes. The noise level in the work place is usually moderate but is unpredictable, and can escalate to a loud level of abusive verbal sounds and terminology. There may also be occasional occurrences of speaker systems, percussion and abrasive sounds, alarms and recreational sounds.
There may also be the presence of various potentially contagious bacteria or viruses as well as the possibility of blood borne pathogens. The level of security is usually secured, but there could be situations where the safety of the employee is compromised, employees could be exposed to threats, and abusive language toward self, family and co-workers.