Youth Development Specialist

The Salvation Army Captain Cook, HI

About the Job

Requisition Number 17-2561 Post Date 11/30/2017 Title Youth Development Specialist City Captain Cook State HI Description A. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 1. BA degree in human service or related field and one year job-related experience, or A.S. degree in Human Services or related field with three years job related experience, or combination of education and experience to meet position requirements. 2. Valid Hawaii driver’s license. 3. Valid TB clearance and physical exam. 4. Valid First Aid and CPR certification. B. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This is an independent level worker who provides the following essential functions under general supervision: 1. Provide transitional services for youths in the areas of education, life skills and career/employment. 2. Provide individualized services in or on behalf of youths residing in a foster family home, specialized independent living home, transitional supervised living arrangement, or living independently. 3. Provide training of foster parents, outreach services, assessments and development of the youth’s individualized independent living plan, collateral contacts on behalf of a youth referred to or participating in the program. 4. Implement Transitional Services/case Management Standards of Care system. 5. Assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Independent Living Skills Program. 6. Actively participate in the coordination of the Transitional Services Collaboration Team. 7. Orientate, train and supervise lower classified personnel and volunteers. 8. Maintain required documentation and case records of youths and services provided. 9. Provide monthly statistical data and prepare quarterly and other reports as required. 10. Complete and evaluate the outcomes management system. 11. Maintain professional worker/client and staff relationships at all times. 12. Obtain agency certification to operate agency vehicles to transport youth to and from activities. 13. Attend all staff meetings, training, conferences as required or scheduled. C. OTHER FUNCTIONS: 1. Performs other duties as assigned. D. SKILLS AND PERSONAL QUALITIES: 1. Willing to accept and implement The Salvation Army philosophy. 2. Sound judgment, dependability, understanding, firm, caring, organized, high energy 3. Liaison with and knowledge of public service agencies and other community agencies. MENTAL DEMANDS: • Work under stressful conditions • Interact with others with courtesy and tact • Relate to wide range of people and situations including youth, parents, agency workers, police, school personnel, etc. • Work within an interdisciplinary team concept; participate in staff training and growth group • Manage and prioritize multiple projects in an organized and efficient manner • Respond to crisis situations in a calm and effective manner • Complete projects on schedule • Maintain confidentiality • Maintain regular and punctual work attendance; may require flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The position requires sitting; climbing and/or balancing; stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching, crouching and/or crawling; standing; walking; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; use of vision; driving a vehicle; pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying 25-50 pounds and occasionally more than 50 pounds; traveling by airplane. Implement safe restraints of youth involved in physical confrontation situations. COMMUNICATION DEMANDS: The position requires talking to co-workers, clients, vendors; requires written communication to and from co-workers, clients, vendor; talking on the telephones; requires responding to written or verbal requests of co-workers, clients, and vendors; requires training/giving verbal and written instructions; requires receiving verbal and written instructions; requires writing/composing written language; requires reading; requires visiting/working at other worksites; requires communication via the latest technologies. Implement safe restraints of youth involved in physical confrontation situations. SKILLS/TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE: Prioritize multiple work tasks to meet tight deadlines EQUIPMENT NEEDS: Use office equipment such as computers, photocopiers, scanners, calculators, etc. DESCRIPTION OF WORK ENVIRONMENT: Most work will be indoors at Family Intervention Services. Attendance at trainings, both in Hawaii and on the mainland, may be required. Requirements A. ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: 1. BA degree in human service or related field and one year job-related experience, or A.S. degree in Human Services or related field with three years job related experience, or combination of education and experience to meet position requirements. 2. Valid Hawaii driver’s license. 3. Valid TB clearance and physical exam. 4. Valid First Aid and CPR certification. + Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. + Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. + The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Apply On-line