Juvenile Services Specialist (Temporary On-Call)

$26.30 hourly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Jul 09, 2024
Part time Other (Please Specify)

Job Description

Juvenile Services Specialist (Temporary On-Call)

Job ID: 107508

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Regular/Temporary:Temporary

CLACKAMAS COUNTY CORE VALUES

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PRINT OR SAVE THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR YOUR REFERENCE. IT WILL NOT BE ACCESSIBLE AFTER THE CLOSE DATE.

Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Respect
• Individual accountability
• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County SPIRIT.

https://www.clackamas.us/countyadmin/spirit

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.

CLOSE DATE

This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be Wednesday, July 17, 2024. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.

PAY AND BENEFITS

Hourly Pay Rate: $26.303793

Candidates typically begin at the minimum of the listed pay range and will be eligible for a merit increase after 2 years of completed service depending upon satisfactory performance.

A temporary status or seasonal status position receives https://canopywell.com/Personal-Assistance only. Employees will accrue one (1) hour of sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked with a maximum accrual of eighty (80) hours per year.

JOB DETAILS AND QUALIFICATIONS

• Are you passionate about helping others?
• Do you want to make a difference in the lives of youth and their families?
• Are you “quick on your feet” and able to engage with dynamic youth?
• Do you have exceptional organization skills?
• Do you have creative problem solving skills?
• Do you have the “gift” of remaining compassionate when working with resistance?
• Do you believe that all youth are capable of success?

If you answered "yes" to the questions above, please read on!

We are searching for a motivated individual with experience working with youth to join our team as a Juvenile Services Specialist in the Clackamas County Juvenile Department. We value excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills.

The Clackamas County Juvenile Department provides prevention and early intervention services to at-risk youth, as well as case management for youth who have been referred to the department for delinquent behavior. If selected for one of these positions, you will serve a critical, operational role within the Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center (JIAC). As a Juvenile Services Specialist, you will be responsible for completing intake and accepting youth brought in by law enforcement into custody. Additionally, you will be providing supervision, assessing specific medical, mental health, or crisis needs of youth, and completing collateral contacts to determine appropriate release plans for youth in custody. Some shifts may require providing secure transportation for youth to and from detention facility, court appearances, medical appointments and other transportation, such as transportation family visitation at detention.

We are committed to being an exemplary organization with best practices in providing equitable juvenile justice, family support, intervention, and reformation services to youth, so they can repair harm to victims, experience positive change, and contribute to a safe, healthy and secure community. To that end, we are searching for individuals, who are motivated to be positive and collaborative contributors, demonstrating strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills that will allow us to improve, develop and enhance our operations.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• At least six (6) months of experience working with at-risk youth
• Ability to prioritize tasks and organize work
• Must be available for on-call hours
• Strong interpersonal skills that translate into:

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships both internally and externally
• Ability to build rapport, engage youth and families, provide resources and positive connections to the community and pro-social activities
• Independent decision making and problem solving skills
• Be detail-oriented, respectful of the needs and interests of others, assertive, accessible and approachable, and self-directed (able to work without close supervision)
• Possess cultural awareness and the ability to work well with diverse groups of individuals
• Ability to handle a wide range of situations and circumstances effectively, positively and professionally
• Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of one (1) year of experience working with at-risk youth
• Associate's Degree or higher in criminal justice or a related field

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Must pass post-offer, pre-employment drug test. https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/69fd8013-4594-4afd-bee9-f1e0aeab42ea.
• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving is required for County business on a regular basis or to accomplish work. Incumbents must possess a valid driver's license, and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment. http://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/828106a0-265a-47cc-a3a6-0a2c8b028673.

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.

KEY COMPETENCIES FOR SUCCESS IN THIS POSITION:

Creates a Respectful and Safe Environment by promoting a working environment and culture in which employees and all the youth, families, and victims we serve feel physically and emotionally safe and able to express themselves without repercussion. It will be critical for someone in this position to commit to serving diverse populations, and recognize that all youth, families, and the victims we serve must be treated with dignity and respect, and must not experience discrimination, bias, or a lack of equity in services. These diverse populations include but are not limited to people of all races, ethnicities, and national origins; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people; individuals with physical or mental disability; people of all ages, religions, genders, political affiliations, veterans, and people of various socio-economic statuses.

Embodies “SPIRIT” by demonstrating a commitment to the Clackamas County core values of Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, Individual Accountability, and Trust in their work (https://www.clackamas.us/countyadmin/spirit).

Builds (Cultivates) Relationships by sustaining cooperative working relationships with internal and external customers, partners and stakeholders, in order to work toward shared goals.

Promotes Cross Cultural Effectiveness by engaging in a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds and values.

Commits to Teamwork and Collaboration through team unity by working effectively towards a shared goal, encourages sharing of information, productive problem solving and putting team success first.

Demonstrates Excellent Customer Service by anticipating, assessing, and responding effectively to the needs of the diverse youth, families, and victims we serve.

Professional Communication demonstrated by self-awareness, respect for others, empathy, situation appropriateness and professionalism when communicating verbally, non-verbally and in writing.

Embraces Continual Learning by displaying an ongoing commitment to, and takes ownership for, learning and self-improvements, demonstrates willingness to grow within the job as technology, organizational changes demand it.

Honors Confidentiality in compliance with privacy laws, business needs, including all juvenile matters, and employee/team relations, using only for the purpose required to fulfill employment obligations.

Seeks to Problem Solve as evidence by using critical thinking and analytical skills, identifies alternative strategies bringing a solution-focused approach to address challenging or difficult solutions.

Engages in Self-Management as evidenced by the individual's ability to manage and continually improve the individual's own performance through thoughtfulness, self-awareness, self-motivation, personal accountability, and the ability to develop strategies to effectively manage tasks and personnel.

Professional Communication demonstrated by self-awareness, respect for others, empathy, situation appropriateness and professionalism when communicating verbally, non-verbally and in writing.

Displays Creativity and Innovation by generating new ideas and takes initiative in improving services, processes, programs and products

Puts Ethics into Action by holding themselves to a high standard of professional, honest and objective behavior in all dealings with or about youth, families, victims, stakeholders, community partners and service providers. Maintains professional relationships and appropriate social, emotional and physical boundaries at all times with the youth and families the Juvenile Department is entrusted to serve.

TYPICAL TASKS

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

1. Takes custody of youth brought in by law enforcement; gathers and compiles information from youth, parents, and other agencies; develops a comprehensive plan for the youth focusing on community safety and immediate needs of the youth.

2. Assesses youth's physical health, substance use history, mental health status, and history of violence; utilizes a variety of screening tools; accesses appropriate contracted service agencies.

3. Prepares intake report to summarize information compiled and outlining plan for youth; fingerprints and photographs youth based on statute.

4. Explains release plan, dispositional options, and court procedures to youth and their families according to established guidelines.

5. Prepares written reports and maintains accurate records and appropriate documentation; performs data entry and conducts review and coding of notes in Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) Intake, JJIS Notes, and ACCESS Notes.

6. Provides secure transportation for youth to and from detention facility, court appearances, medical appointments and other transportation, such as transportation family visitation at detention as required.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Occasional interactions with juveniles may involve physical contact and/or exposure to hostile attitudes. Participation in crisis prevention/de-escalation training and defensive tactics training and its use involving controlled defensive and offensive body movements including standing, twisting, bending, balancing, pushing, swinging, blocking, parrying, and striking. The Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center is a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week operation requiring availability to work any and all shifts.

WORK SCHEDULE

The Juvenile Intake and Assessment Center is a 24 hours per day, 7 days per week operation requiring availability to work any and all shifts. Weekly hours may fluctuate based on the needs of the Juvenile Intake Assessment Center. This position requires availability for a minimum of 8 shifts per month. Temporary On-Call Juvenile Services Specialists are not guaranteed hours.

Please Note: This position is designated as on-site/in-person. It is expected that the selected candidate will perform duties from the specified on-site work location.

EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY

Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.

http://www.clackamas.us/

http://www.clackamas.us/onboarding/

https://www.mthoodterritory.com/

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Juvenile Department provides prevention and early intervention services to at-risk youth, as well as case management for youth who have been referred to the department for delinquent behavior.

Its three-fold purpose is to hold juveniles accountable, protect public safety and provide intervention services directed at reforming the youth's conduct.

The Juvenile Department's programs are designed to have the youth restore the losses that they have imposed upon victims and the community at large. We accomplish this by using a strengths based case management approach and by providing opportunities to positively connect the youth in the community.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Clackamas County Juvenile Department is to provide equitable juvenile justice, family support, intervention, and reformation services to youth so they can repair harm to victims, experience positive change, and contribute to a safe, healthy and secure community.

Values

Integrity, Collaboration, and Excellence

Guiding Principles

• To honor diversity and to treat all persons with respect.
• To involve youth, families, and community partners in creating an effective and responsive department.
• To strive to be innovative leaders in the field of juvenile justice.
• To incorporate evidence based practices in our work with youth and families.
• To honor victim's rights and interests throughout all phases of the justice system;
• To invite victim's participation in determining how to meaningfully address harm.
• To provide opportunities for youth to repair harm to victims and communities.
• To engage youth to have positive involvement in their communities.
• To foster open communication and team work in a supportive work environment.
• To demonstrate ethical and honest behavior in all that we do.

http://www.clackamas.us/juvenile/.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

APPLICATION PROCESS

Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:

https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/6b3147a3-bf84-4f52-8238-64a37e936b4f

https://www.clackamas.us/jobs#helpwiththeapplication

If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or mailto:jobs@co.clackamas.or.us?subject=Application%20Materials%20Question. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).

HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCE

https://www.clackamas.us/des/jobs.html

https://dochub.clackamas.us/documents/drupal/a67ee11c-861c-4126-aa5a-4dec6174f6eb

VISA SPONSORSHIP

Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.

RECRUITING QUESTIONS?

Kelly Schaefer, Recruiter
mailto:KSchaefer@clackamas.us?subject=RECRUITMENT%20QUESTIONS

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5380095

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