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YOUTH SERVICES ADVISOR

Date:  May 11, 2022
Req ID:  18116
Location: 

Alexander, AR, US, 72022

Category:  AR DEPT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Anticipated Starting Salary:  $36,154.98

Position Number: 22101284 
County: Saline 
Posting End Date: 05/30/2022 

Anticipated Starting Salary: $36,154.98 

DYS       Division of Youth Services,  Alexander (AJATC)

 

 

“Applicants must meet Minimum Qualifications (see below) in order to be considered for a position

 

HIRING OFFICIAL:   CANDRA DOBSON

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JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

Face to face visits with the youth while in assessments, while conferencing in the guardian over the phone. Monthly face to face visits at program. Monthly phone calls to guardians, Juvenile Probation Officer (JPO) and After Care Worker (ACW). Building strong relationships with the youth and families.  Attend Treatment Team Meetings. Provide information to all parties involved in the Treatment Team meeting with information through the monthly Case Coordinator form. Maintain regular contact with Treatment Team Members on Case Coordinator roles and contact information.  Monitor compliance of treatment plan goals. Complete monthly Case Coordinator Treatment Team Progress report. Review progress reports from contracted programs to determine youth’s progress and treatment needs. Perform monthly face to face visits with the youth and call guardians. Complete Quality Assurance (QA) form while at the programs and submit findings to QA Manager and Case Coordinator Manager.  Attend/Schedule staffing’s with providers as coordinated and scheduled and/or directed when necessary.  Maintain compliance with DYS/DCFS cooperation agreement and interdivisional on any DCFS youth as required. Attend/Scheduled interdivisional as required.  Obtain and review information necessary for completing and submitting all regular and specialized treatment and required procedure packets for the following: Adolescent Sexual Assessment Project (ASAP), Extended Juvenile Jurisdiction (EJJ) packet, Interstate Compact packet (ICJ), prepare dual custody staffing reports (DCFS) and Registration Risk Assessment (RRA).  Review/submit discharge summaries and aftercare plan as a completed packet to be reviewed by the clinical director.  Tracking and initiating commitment order extensions, when necessary, on youths.  Contacting the courts for courts hearings or notifications for a youth’s release. Serve as a liaison with court officials, contracted programs, guardians, and any stakeholders for the youth’s case. Provide preceptorship to new employees as assigned. Complete discharge packet and checklist. Coordinator with Optum Independent Assessment and PASSE agency. Work with Community Base Providers to provide services for youth in the community once they finish treatment.

Meeting with CC Supervisor and corresponding with DHS Physician to work on youths over current Length Of Stay (LOS), providing paperwork along with follow-up questions that are needed to be provided to the responsible parties.  Attend monthly Case Coordinator meetings as scheduled by CC Supervisor.  Keep Outlook calendar updated as far in advance as possible. Inform CC Supervisor of all appointments off of campus, sick and annual leave.  Perform other duties as assigned.

 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

  

*  Travel Required

*  Knowledge of SAVRY Re-Assessment Tools

*  Ability to conduct a motivational-style interview with youth that have experienced trauma.

*  The ability to communicate professionally with the Court Systems.

*  Knowledge of the Juvenile Justice System and PREA Standards.

*  Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, as well as work in a positive team environment and atmosphere. Communication is very important in this position.

*  Must have a valid driver's license, current auto insurance and meet the eligibility requirements to be covered by the state insurance policy.  Must be able to operate a motor

    vehicle safely and according to applicable laws.

 

 


The Department of Human Services is a place for people passionate about serving others and changing lives for the better. We care for Arkansans of all ages and ensure places like child care centers and nursing homes are safe. We are the safety net for the most vulnerable Arkansans. Whether you answer the phones, take applications, protect children, or help care for residents or patients at one of our facilities, you make a difference by working at DHS. Plus, working for the State has great perks, including a pension, maternity leave, paid state holidays, and much more. At DHS, we take care of our employees so you can help care for others.

Position Information

Class Code: M047C

Grade: GS06

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00

Summary

The Youth Services Advisor is responsible for coordinating clinical and residential operations, developing and reviewing and approving treatment plans, monitoring and advising students and preparing related records and reports. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency institution policy.

Functions

Coordinates the clinical and residential operations of facility by reviewing referrals and assignments. Oversees and monitors the development and implementation of treatment plans for students by review of court orders, community evaluations, assessments, recommendations and other related documentation. Approves program and student activities and maintaining the security and safety of students and facility. Provides individual and group counseling to students concerning personal, social, and behavioral problems and documents counseling sessions. Consults with staff to discuss and develop treatment plans and approves plans, progress or problem reports, punishment or release actions, and policy and procedure recommendations. Reviews case files to determine intervention and counseling needed to meet treatment needs and to monitor progress and handles situations that may occur with the juvenile. Attends multidisciplinary and program staffing as assigned and submits staffing summary with clinical profile, treatment recommendations, and options for aftercare to juvenile services administrator. Serves as liaison with contractual service providers and represents the agency at court hearings and keeps supervisor abreast of court dates. Maintains case files, to include case notes, progress reports, transfer and/or discharge summaries, aftercare plans, treatment plans, diagnosis, and evaluations and assessments from contract providers and others. Performs other duties as assigned.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the principles and practices of youth counseling and casework. Knowledge of the psychosocial behavior of incarcerated youth. Knowledge of clinical and residential operations. Ability to monitor, evaluate, and document treatment plan progress. Ability to counsel youth regarding personal, social, and behavioral problems and progress. Ability to assess successful program completion and prepare release recommendations. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in psychology, social work, or a related field; plus two years of experience in psycho-social counseling or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


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