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YOUTH SERVICES ADVISOR

The Youth Services Advisor is responsible for coordinating clinical and residential operations, developing and reviewing and approving treatment plans, monitoring and advising students and

Class Code:

M047C

Job Grade:

GS06

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Coordinates the clinical and residential operations of facility by reviewing referrals and assignments. Oversees and monitors the development and implementation of treatment plans for students by review of court orders, community evaluations, assessments, recommendations and other related documentation. Approves program and student activities and maintaining the security and safety of students and facility. Provides individual and group counseling to students concerning personal, social, and behavioral problems and documents counseling sessions. Consults with staff to discuss and develop treatment plans and approves plans, progress or problem reports, punishment or release actions, and policy and procedure recommendations. Reviews case files to determine intervention and counseling needed to meet treatment needs and to monitor progress and handles situations that may occur with the juvenile. Attends multidisciplinary and program staffing as assigned and submits staffing summary with clinical profile, treatment recommendations, and options for aftercare to juvenile services administrator. Serves as liaison with contractual service providers and represents the agency at court hearings and keeps supervisor abreast of court dates. Maintains case files, to include case notes, progress reports, transfer and/or discharge summaries, aftercare plans, treatment plans, diagnosis, and evaluations and assessments from contract providers and others. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of youth counseling and casework. Knowledge of the psychosocial behavior of incarcerated youth. Knowledge of clinical and residential operations. Ability to monitor, evaluate, and document treatment plan progress. Ability to counsel youth regarding personal, social, and behavioral problems and progress. Ability to assess successful program completion and prepare release recommendations. Ability to prepare, present, and review oral and written information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in psychology, social work, or a related field; plus two years of experience in psycho-social counseling or a related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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