SUMMARY The Pre-Charge Diversion Counselor provides community-based counseling, assessment/referral services, and community service coordination, to youth diverted from the juvenile justice system and their families.
- Program Responsibilities ○ Deliver evidence-based Pre-Charge Diversion programs to parents and clients of St. Paul Youth Services. ○ Provide structured and standardized risk assessment evaluation to diversion clients and customize diversion intervention tailored to the needs of the client. ○ Develop and implement individualized diversion plans for all clients. ○ Work cooperatively with law enforcement, juvenile court, corrections, schools and human service agencies, etc. ○ Present educational workshops for diversion clients and their families.
- Administrative Responsibilities ○ Respond to all communication from clients, coworkers, or colleagues in a timely, responsive and professional manner. This includes voicemail, email, and program specific communication as designated. ○ Maintain and enhance your ability and skills by keeping current with pertinent research and program related literature, attending workshops and seminars, and taking advantage of work-related opportunities for learning on the job.
- Documentation ○ Develop and maintain competency with basic computer programs and computerized data information system (Apricot) required to complete all functions and expectations of the organization and the specific program(s). ○ Maintain individual client records, and statistical information according to agency standards and specific program protocol. SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Complete various tasks and perform miscellaneous projects as needed by management.
JOB SPECIFICATIONS Education and Experience ● Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work or Psychology or equivalent experience (REQUIRED) ● Demonstrated success working with youth and families to achieve measurable outcomes (REQUIRED) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities ● Ability to work with youth and families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds ● Strong interpersonal skills and group presentation skills with the ability to relate well to a wide range of people ● Ability to develop positive working relationships with law enforcement ● Ability to work with resistant clients in a court diversion and/or restorative-justice model ● Demonstrated organizational skills, self-motivation and the ability to work as a member of a team PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PERFORM THIS JOB Applicant must be able to: ● Maintain physical presence and/or remote presence for a full work day WORK ENVIRONMENT ● In-person/Remote Hybrid
St. Paul Youth Services
Saint Paul, MN 55119