SDYS Job Announcement:
Juvenile Recovery Specialist (Bilingual Preferred)
Community Assessment Team (CAT) Program
Spring Valley & East Communities Campus
Status: Full-time, $36,000/year (plus $1,500 bilingual differential) and excellent benefits
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. The Juvenile Recovery Specialist 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, and facilitating appropriate referrals including appropriate treatment and recovery services to youth. 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: Bilingual (Spanish/English) is preferred. Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Social Work, or closely related social-service field, or equivalent knowledge and experience, and one year experience in working with adolescents with alcohol and drug related issues/addictions. Must have or be willing to actively work towards obtaining recognized Alcohol and other Drug Certification.
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.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
In compliance with the Immigration and Nationality Act as amended,
all new employees must verify their eligibility to work in the United States.
Job Opened: 8/15/2018
To Apply: Submit resume and cover letter to https://app.vettd.com/prospects/#/sandiegoyouthservices/job/715cbb21-8381-40df-b2f4-9e493748047e/