We are currently seeking a diligent and teachable Youth Services Coordinator to join our Rebound program!
Rebound’s mission is to empower at-risk youth and their families to improve their quality of life through mentoring, advocacy, and life skills counseling services. By promoting pro-social activities, educational achievement, skill development, and overall resiliency, Rebound helps to reduce the need for placement outside of the home. We teach youth to cope with and overcome risk factors, thereby enhancing their likelihood of becoming successful adults.
As a Coordinator, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with youth referred to the program by Children & Youth Services (CYS) and the Juvenile Probation Office (JPO). Part of your role will be to assist clients in an up-close and personal way – for instance, you will help with homework, teach household skills like laundry or budgeting, give individualized advice, etc. The other part of your role will focus on administrative and advocacy tasks. Some examples of these tasks are assisting with intake, reaching out to school administrators, and communicating with CYS/JPO about client progress.
Our Coordinators serve as positive role models for adolescents, helping them find purpose and direction. If this is the kind of work that excites you, we encourage you to apply!
Work Schedule: 40 hours per week. Must be willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings and occasional weekends.
- Support youth as they work toward independence by building rapport, maintaining appropriate boundaries, and providing an environment conducive to learning
- Develop, implement, update, and review individual service plans in collaboration with the youth being served and the team
- Maintain client case notes, files, releases, and progress reports
- Participate in the overall referral process including assessing referrals, initiating the intake process, and completing consumer assessments
- Connect individuals to resources in the community
- Develop and facilitate life skills lessons for client workshops/groups
- Coordinate and/or participate in youth activities in the community
- Provide testimony at all hearings deemed necessary by collaborative agencies
- Obtain and review all academic records including attendance, grades, disciplinary infractions and missing assignments from the client’s academic facility
- Work with collaborative agencies, educational facilities, and systems of care
- Maintain regular communication with referring agency staff to provide regular case updates
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field such as human services, social work, psychology, education, criminal justice, etc. (required)
- 2+ years of experience working with youth who have had social, behavioral, or mental health concerns and/or involvement the juvenile justice system or child welfare system (preferred)
- Valid driver’s license with 3+ years of driving experience, reliable vehicle, and adequate car insurance (required)
- Willingness to drive throughout Schuylkill County during the workday to meet with clients (required)
Our comprehensive benefits package includes:
- 9 paid holidays per year
- 20 days of PTO accrued over the year
- Health/prescription/vision/dental insurance
- Life and disability insurance at no cost to you
- 401k retirement plan
- Tuition assistance
- Work laptop and cell phone
- Referral bonuses
- Mileage reimbursement
- Discounts on various services, events/tickets, etc.
- EAP, healthcare advocacy, and more
At Access Services, we encourage and support career development and there are opportunities for you to learn and grow within our organization. We look forward to hearing from you!
Please visit www.accessservices.org to learn more about our services.