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Program Support Specialist (Juvenile Justice)

Company: Eckerd Connects
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Pay Rate is $15.00/hrWant to provide at-risk-youth with the tools to begin their process of change and be successful? We are seeking individuals who have a passion for working with at-risk-youth, leading them on the path to success, and helping them reach their full potential. Make more than a Living, Make a Difference Our Benefits: Low-Cost Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance19 days of Paid Time Off the first year11 paid holidaysRetirement savings plan with employer match up to 5%Flexible spending accountsPaid short-term and voluntary long-term disabilityGroup Term Life and AD&D InsuranceVoluntary term life insurance This is a Direct Care entry level position.The Program Support Specialist (Direct Care) position provides program specific training, continuous supervision, within a recreational vocational setting and transportation to participants ranging in ages from 12 - 19. Duties and ResponsibilitiesAdheres to the prescribed, authorized plan and providing an environment conducive to effective intervention services including supervision of participants and assessment of participant skill levels in order to assist them with meeting education goals.Actively participant in the development and completion of skills cards including engaging with youth to effectively implement strategies identified in the behavioral management system.The incumbent facilitates delinquency interventions and value-added services to Program youth; schedules and delivers sessions in accordance with the Program Site Schedule. She/he will address questions or concerns and utilize training and instructional methods that reinforce learning.Counsel a diverse population with regard to program policies and standards while demonstrating sensitivity to needs and circumstances; performs routine follow-up with participants, Case Managers and Program Coordinator. He/she will provide updates and concerns regarding youth progress to the assigned Case Manager.Responsible for filing and maintaining thorough, accurate records including assessments, assignments, reports, performing data entry and other program related information as required.Provide supervision of youth and transportation services to youth in accordance with contract.Conduct participant drug screenings and assists in participant curfew checks.QualificationsHigh School Diploma, or equivalent, and at least two years of direct experience with at-risk youth population. An Associate of Arts, Bachelor or Master's Degree may substitute for two (2) years of professional experiencePrior successful work-related driving experience required. Proven safe driving record required.Ability to work non-traditional work schedule, including evenings and Saturdays.*This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified. About our Program:Eckerd Connects' Strive Academy is a day-treatment program serving teens between the ages of 12 through 19 who have been placed on probation, post commitment probation, conditional release or minimum risk commitment by the court and who are assessed as moderate-high or a high risk to re-offend. Eckerd Connects partnered with the Local County School District of Polk County Florida to serve as a DJJ Alternative School. This school model offers an array of services and interventions tools that are designed to help youth build needed skills to successfully and permanently exit the Juvenile Justice system. Our Location:Eckerd Connects - Strive Academy1132 N Combee Road - Lakeland, FL 33801Facebook: Us Video: & paste the link into your browser for more information: Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.*CB PI206610788

Keywords: Eckerd Connects, Lakeland , Program Support Specialist (Juvenile Justice), Other , Lakeland, Florida

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