Required Education and Experience
· Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education in behavioral sciences or related field; OR,
· Four years progressively responsible support work experience in juvenile social work, court services, probation or counseling;OR
· Any equivalent combination of experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the work.
Preferred Education, Experience or Other Qualifications
· Previous work experience coordinating and administering youth programs.
· Previous work experience in use of computers for work related to case management recordkeeping.
Required Licenses, Certificates, Examinations/Tests and Other Requirements
Please note: The incumbent is responsible for obtaining and maintaining all of the following required licenses, certifications and other requirements.
Prior to Employment the successful candidate must:
· Submit official transcripts from an accredited college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education if education is being used to meet the minimum qualifications.
· Pass all job-related examinations/tests necessary to demonstrate required knowledge, skills and abilities, as determined by the hiring authority at the time of job posting.
· Submit a copy of their State employment driving abstract to verify their eligibility to drive for Kitsap County.
· Pass a criminal background check through law enforcement agencies including fingerprinting.
· Pass a job related pre-employment physical, a polygraph test, and a psychological examination.
At time of appointment the successful candidate must:
· Possess a valid Washington State Driver’s License.
· Be able to fulfill all traveling requirements of this position and meet the qualifications and guidelines of the Fleet Risk Control Policy in the operation of a motor vehicle on County business.
· During employment the successful candidate must:
· Satisfy the training requirements established by RCW 43.101.220 and the Criminal Justice Training Commission.
· Possess and maintain a valid C.P.R. card and First Aid Training certification.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
· The physiological, psychological and social/cultural influences which affect youth behavior.
· Methods and techniques of interviewing, monitoring, evaluation and assessment of behavioral factors.
· Methods and techniques of youth supervision, motivation and guidance.
· Principles, methods and techniques of conflict management and problem solving.
· Professional standards applicable to interaction/communication with at risk youth, families, and other collateral agency representatives and professionals involved with their case.
· Methods and techniques of data collection and record maintenance.
Skills and Ability to:
· Appear for scheduled work and complete assigned tasks within a reasonable period of time.
· Schedule and prioritize workflow to complete tasks and meet deadlines.
· Work independently without regular direction, and troubleshoot problems in assigned area of responsibility.
· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others using tact, courtesy and good judgment.
· Work successfully within the context of a team as a team player.
· Anticipate problems and respond quickly and decisively to unexpected situations and behaviors.
· Maintain a professional demeanor under heavy workload and stressful situations.
· Maintain confidentiality and adhere to policy and procedures of the department.
· Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
· Explain and guide others in the implementation of juvenile facility policies and procedures.
· Interpret and implement a variety of documents, policies, procedures and laws.
· Understand and execute oral and written instructions and procedures.
· Safely operate a County vehicle to transport youth.
· Maintain security, order and control of behaviors of youth under supervision.
· Be adaptable and flexible.
· Coordinate activities and plan activities for the most efficient use of time.
· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, community agencies and others. Work effectively with juveniles
· Consider reasonableness of response before acting.
· Compile, prepare, and tabulate statistical data, reports,
· Operate a personal computer/terminal to entering and retrieving data.
· Physically perform assigned duties and essential functions of the position.
· Work under the occupational hazards and safety precautions required when performing assignments.
· Work various shifts, weekends, holidays and overtime as required, including on-call duty and non-sequential days/hours.
Working Conditions/Physical Activities
(The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Kitsap County provides reasonable accommodation to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
· Work is performed primarily in an automobile and office and field environments.
· Potentially hazardous conditions may be present when exposed to
· Violent or hostile individuals
· Inclement weather (temperature extremes, slippery surfaces,
· Road and traffic hazards
· Positions in this class typically require:
· Walking short and long distances.
· Climbing and balancing
· Bending, stooping, twisting
· Reaching above and/or below shoulder
· Handling/grasping documents or equipment,
· Sitting and/or standing for short or extended periods of time,
· Clear speaking and adequate hearing sufficient to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in-person or on the telephone.
· Hearing adequate to distinguish audible signals and traffic noise.
· Vision sufficient to read source materials, computer screen data, distinguish detail or color, and observe the behavior of youth.
· Requires exertion of force of 50 pounds occasionally, 35 pounds frequently, and/or 10 pounds continuously to lift/carry/move objects, files/documents, and other materials.
· Sufficient strength and flexibility to physically subdue or restrain another person in volatile or dangerous situations.