Youth Development Specialist

The Salvation Army Kailua, HI

About the Job

Requisition Number 17-1572 Post Date 8/11/2017 Title Youth Development Specialist City Kailua-Kona State HI Description B. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. Provide crisis intervention services, including screening, intake and assessment, for youths ages 10 to 17 who are at risk of being placed in secure custody and who: + .Have been arrested for status offenses or non-violent law violations, who are in police custody and cannot be returned home immediately; + Are non-offenders in police custody; + Have come to the attention of the police for runaway, being beyond parental control, truancy, and other status offense behaviors; and d. Are status offenders not on status not on status with Family Court or active with any other State agency and who require intervention services. 2. Be available for 24 hour response to the police through assignment to standby duty after normal work hours, weekends, and holidays. 3. Provide intensive short-term case management services to: + Develop and monitor individual case plans and delivery of services. + Mediate and resolve crisis situations. + Engage, motivate, and empower the youth and family; and create and strengthen their support systems and capacity to act on their own. + Provide information on laws, the juvenile justice system, and other areas that will facilitate case progress + Provide information on referral options and assist the youth and family to access services. Link and network services with and on behalf of the family in such areas as counseling, employment, school, health and other areas of need. + Work in cooperation with the family and other team members to direct services to the youth. + Advocate on the youth and family’s behalf to secure the necessary resources to achieve goals and objectives in the case plan. + Provide attendant care or one-to-one supervision of youths who do not require shelter placement. 5. Assure that priority is given to reunification of the child and family when the need for alternative placement has been identified. 6. Provide outreach services to families who are difficult to reach or resistive to services, or when a youth/family is not responsive to traditional approaches. 7. Maintain case records for each client, documenting reason for referral, assessment, service plan, and services provided. 8. Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly reports as required. 9. Attend all staff meetings, training, conferences, workshops as requested or scheduled. 10. Maintain professional worker/client/staff relationships. 11. Provide own vehicle to implement services. 12. Provide transportation for clients as required utilizing agency vehicles. 13. Implement other services as included in the contractual Scope of Services. 14. Provide other related duties and responsibilities as required by the Administration. C. OTHER FUNCTIONS: 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. Provide 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. Ability and skill in communicating with people of different cultures/ethnicity. 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 in human services or related field and one year job-related experience; or A.S. degree or equivalent in human service field or equivalent and three years job-related experience; or one year experience as YS III, or combination of education and experience to meet qualifications. 2. Valid Hawaii driver’s license and personal vehicle for transportation. 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