Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • Lead Youth Tracker

    Location US-GA-Americus
    Posted Date 5 months ago(8/19/2019 11:07 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Direct Care
  • Job Summary:

    The Lead Youth Tracker will act as back up for Program Director providing supervision to the program and sharing in the on call responsibilities as needed. The Lead Youth Tracker must maintain a flexible work schedule that may include working hours other than regular work schedule and evenings, weekends and holidays. The Lead Youth Tracker will also be responsible for completing assigned tracks daily.

    Essential Functions:

    • Assist with supervision of program staff ensuring all daily contacts are made by assigned Youth Trackers.
    • Monitor and ensure staff receives all relevant trainings as well as assisting with on the job training for new staff.
    • Maintain appropriate communications with Program Director and Youth Trackers.
    • Conduct face to face daily contacts at various locations with youth assigned.
    • Assist Program Director with maintenance of global positioning satellites (GPS) unit inventory.
    • Enter data promptly into the Depart of Juvenile Justice’s Juvenile Tracking System (JTS) and Southwest Key Programs database, Efforts to Outcome (ETO).
    • Maintain and monitor cleanliness, security and safety of facility.
    • Develop and maintain helping relationship to motivate youth accountability.
    • Examine case file to become familiar with youth history and keep up to date with information as it is added to file.
    • Complete required documentation, including discharge information, for assigned youth in an accurate and timely manner.
    • Notify Program Director immediately in the event of a youth crisis, suspected illegal activity or any other youth/program incident.
    • Regular and punctual attendance.

    Other Functions:

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

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • A combination of one of the following:
    • A Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience working with troubled youth.
    • 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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