Youth Services Supervisor/Specialist

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General summary

Supervisory positions at this level are responsible for the overall management of an assigned unit. Employees coordinate the direct treatment for a group of youth committed or assigned to the facility. Employees in this class also direct all the activities involved in the daily operation of a living unit, including safety and security (e.g., delegation of case management responsibilities, coordination of youth appointments, point of contact for families and various other professionals). Employees at this level also conduct risk needs assessments, provide input into case plans, monitor progress and make recommendations, facilitate treatment groups, and co-facilitate therapy groups.

Professional specialist positions at this level are responsible for conducting a rehabilitative program of recreation and related outdoor skills activities for youth committed to custody; or case management functions and determining needed services for stakeholders; developing, administering, and overseeing treatment plans for youth; and preparing documents for administrative review panels and courts.

Knowledge, skills & abilities

In addition to those identified in the previous level: Knowledge of the Missouri Juvenile Court System. Knowledge of the basic principles and techniques of supervision. Knowledge of outdoor program activities. Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques and emergency treatment procedures. Knowledge of the techniques, methods, and goals of rehabilitative therapy. Ability to supervise staff and youth.

Typical qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of youth treatment experience and/or relevant certification. (Substitutions may be allowed.)

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