Community Assessment Team (CAT) Program
Spring Valley & East Communities Campus
Status: Full Time, $34,852 per year + Excellent Benefits; Position funded through June 2018
Specific Responsibilities: Accountable to Spring Valley & East Communities Campus (SVECC) Program Managers to provide comprehensive trauma-informed services as part of the Community Assessment Team (CAT) program. The goal of the CAT program is to prevent East County youth ages 6-18 from entering or continuing in the juvenile justice system by providing prevention and intervention services for identified at-risk youth and their families. The CAT Program provides services in the home, on school campuses and in the community. Case Manager is responsible for screening possible intakes, providing intake assessments, crisis management, creating a service plan in partnership with the youth and their parent/legal guardian, facilitating appropriate referrals, as well as, community outreach. In addition, responsible for providing prevention and intervention facilitated groups on a variety of topics, including: alcohol and other drug use, teen pregnancy prevention, self-esteem, positive choices, and anger management.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Perform other Duties as assigned or required.
Must have ability to bend at the waist, kneel or crouch to assist youth. Must have ability to hear and speak to exchange information and make presentations. Must have ability to lift and carry 20 pounds--lifting books, materials and equipment to execute lessons and presentations. Seeing to read, prepare and review a variety of activities and to monitor youth activities. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Walking extended lengths to move around campuses. Potential exposure to physical injury from aggressive behavior.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work or closely related social-service field and one year experience in working with adolescents.
Familiar with the Juvenile Justice/Probation and social services systems preferred. Some home-based services experience and knowledge of East County resources is a plus. Ability to de-escalate and respond to crises appropriately. Must be willing to develop or possess working knowledge of trauma-informed care and dual diagnosis treatment; experience working in trauma-informed and dual diagnosis programs preferred. Strong professional oral and written communications skills is a must, as well as, ability to work with minimum supervision and frequent interruptions, while maintaining a professional demeanor at all times. Able to work with multi-disciplinary team in a very diverse setting that serves people of all backgrounds, culture and sexual orientation. Must be computer literate in Microsoft Outlook, Word and Access. Ability to obtain and maintain certification in CPR and First Aid. Must be available to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
Must have reliable vehicle, relevant auto insurance, a clean driving record, and willing to drive (mileage reimbursement available). Employment offer will be subject to clearances, which include fingerprinting, background checks, TB and drug testing. Must also be able to obtain clearance to work with the Sheriff Department.