Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • Youth Tracker

    Location US-GA-Savannah
    Posted Date 3 months ago(7/2/2019 5:02 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-12551
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Direct Care
  • Job Summary:

    The Youth Tracker is responsible for completing assigned daily contact with youth, as well as meeting the conditions of the youth’s service plan for assigned caseload. The Youth Tracker must maintain a flexible work schedule that may include working hours other than regular work schedule and evenings, weekends and holidays.

    Essential Functions:

    • Conduct face to face daily contacts at various locations with youth assigned.
    • Teach youth how to manage their behaviors through the use of programmatic and individual structure.
    • Develop and maintain helping relationships with youth in program to encourage individual accountability.
    • Complete required documentation, including discharge information, for assigned youth in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Enter data promptly into the Depart of Juvenile Justice’s Juvenile Tracking System (JTS) and Southwest Key Programs database, Efforts to Outcome (ETO).
    • Examine case file to become familiar with youth history and keep up to date with information as it is added to file.
    • Notify Program Director or designee immediately in the event of a youth crisis, suspected illegal activity or any other youth or program incident.
    • Regular and punctual attendance.

     

    Other Functions:

    • Assist and participate in the coordination of youth activities and groups as needed.
    • Assist and participate in the coordination of youth activities and groups as needed.
    • Provide staff relief as needed; subject to be on call and be available to provide staff assistance.
    • Provide youth advocacy in the areas of health, education, vocation, legal and family work.
    • Assist with on the job training of new staff as directed.
    • Provide crisis intervention and administer first aid when necessary.
    • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • A Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience working with troubled youth; or substantial completion of college degree plus two years working with youth.  Substantial completion is defined as having completed at least half of the coursework to obtain a college degree and enrolled in college.
    • Maintain clean driving record, active drivers license, registration and vehicle insurance (must be supplied to Program Director before expiration).
    • Must have reliable transportation, registration and maintain state mandated car insurance- and responsible for supplying renewal documents to the Program Director.
    • Clear result from a criminal background check by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice.
    • Clear drug screen results from the organization’s designated medical facility.
    • Possess good verbal and writing skills.
    • Ability to assist with goal oriented casework.
    • Ability to manage conflict and perform well in crisis situations.
    • Ability to confront clients with problematic behaviors and set limits.

    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to obtain First Aid Certification (CPR). Must be able to verify client’s whereabouts by driving, sitting, standing and walking for extended periods of time. Daily use of various office equipment. Bending, stooping, climbing up stairs and lifting up to 15 lbs. required to complete daily tasks

    Work Environment:

    This is a youth tracking program which requires daily contact at various client locations. Work shifts are subject to change. Noise levels vary from mild to moderate. This position may require extended periods of time in an automobile. Exposed to prevalent weather conditions.

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