Youth Services Supervisor/Specialist (Service Coordinator) job vacancy in State of Missouri (Saint Louis County, MO)

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Company name : State of Missouri
Location : Saint Louis County, MO
Position : Youth Services Supervisor/Specialist (Service Coordinator)

Description :
Why you’ll love this position:
Working with the Division of Youth Services is more than it seems. You will be working with staff to create a safe, therapeutic, and educational environment for youth in our day treatment and residential programs. To succeed in this position you will need to be empathetic, nonjudgmental, cooperative, encouraging, able-bodied, professional, and respectful; you must be able to communicate clearly, honestly and openly. We also offer a variety of great benefits including health, dental, vision, paid holidays, cafeteria plans, retirement, and more. Join us and help make the difference for our youth today!
What you’ll do:

Develop a working relationship and therapeutic rapport with each youth and family.
Update each family as needed on the youth’s progress and discuss family needs.
Develop an integrated, individualized, comprehensive treatment plan to address each youth’s needs then review plan with the client, family, and designated service providers, and prepares updates.
Evaluate youth’s responsiveness to the treatment plans continuously.
Visit with youth and families in their homes.
Prepare alternative educational and vocational plans.
Ensure victim rights and sex offender notifications and registrations requirements and restitution obligations are met.
Attend and assist in planning treatment assessment and transitional meetings.
Represent the agency at staffing and hearings, Administrative Reviews, and meetings with service providers.
Provide direct services, including counseling, crisis intervention, and other special client needs.
Recruit, develop, screen, and train foster placements, direct and indirect services, purchase of service contracts, social service aids, and other community resources to meet client needs.
Transport and escort youth and families in everyday and emergency situations.
Perform other tasks as assigned.

One or more years of experience as a higher level Youth Services Worker (Youth Specialist II) with Missouri Division of Youth Services in the treatment of juveniles; and possession of a high school diploma or high school equivalency. OR A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of 15 earned credit hours in one or a combination of the following: Criminal Justice, Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Counseling, Education, or a closely related field; and One or more years of professional experience in the treatment of juveniles (12-17 years of age) which involved group or individual counseling techniques. OR A Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of youth treatment experience and/or relevant certification. (Substitutions may be allowed.)
(24 earned graduate credit hours from an accredited college or university in the specified areas may substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.)
Special Requirement: Possession of a valid vehicle operator’s license.

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The State of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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