PTH YOUTH AND FAMILY ASSISTANT - 2021X

  • CLARK COUNTY, NV
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sep 20, 2021
Part Time Human and Social Services
  • Salary: $10.00 - $16.50 Hourly USD

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION

Clark County is seeking qualified applicants to apply for the Part-Time Youth and Family Assistant position to be filled in either the Department of Family Services or the Department of Juvenile Justice Services.

Department of Family Services
Child Haven and Medical Case Management - Las Vegas - $12.00 Hourly

Department of Juvenile Justice Services
Juvenile Probation and Juvenile Detention - Las Vegas - $11.55 Hourly

Spring Mountain Youth Camp â€" *Mt. Charleston - $12.93 Hourly.
*Angel Peak on Mt. Charleston is 45 minutes outside the Las Vegas area*

At the Department of Family Services, the Part-Time Youth and Family Assistant performs a variety of duties including managing the safety and security of children for the cottages, daily supervision of abused, neglected, abandoned and medically fragile children, housekeeping and custodial duties in the cottages, transporting and accompanying children/families to appointments for DFS. The position will also perform office duties such as faxing documents, making copies, maintain and scanning files, which may require a knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

At the Department of Juvenile Justice Services, the Part-Time Youth and Family Assistant assists in monitoring the safety and security of delinquent youth housed in a correctional residential facility, community correction setting or field office. Individual aids Juvenile Probation Officers in the performance of professional duties; assists in youth intake, referrals, updating records, inputting data, recreational activities, schoolwork, appropriate behavior, transportation, and family visitation. Performs light housekeeping and custodial duties.

This is an open and continuous recruitment, scheduling dates will vary depending on when the application was received and reviewed by Human Resources.

Please Note: Part-time employment will not lead to permanent employment. Part-time hourly employees are used to fill positions normally less than twenty (20) hours per week. Part-time employees do not receive benefits.

Some positions may work day, evening, weekend and holiday shifts and work in violent, traumatic, or crisis situations.

Some positions may be assigned to a remote work site at high elevation.

Some positions may be filled at Spring Mountain Youth Camp (SMYC). SMYC is a residential
facility located at Angel Peak at Mt. Charleston, approximately 45 miles outside the Las Vegas area. Individuals must provide reliable transportation year-round particularly during the winter months due to the inclement weather conditions.

Some positions may be Grant Funded. Grant Funded positions are subject to continuation based on availability of grant funds and the employee will be terminated without right of appeal when such funds are no longer available.

Some positions may be used to fill Limited-Permanent positions. The selected candidates will be hired for a special project or duties of a limited duration and be required to sign a term of employment letter specifying condition and exact dates of employment. The successful candidates will be eligible for benefits during the duration of employment.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the â€Education†and â€Work Experience†sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see attached resume" on your application.

Education and Experience:

Equivalent to graduation from high school and 1 (one) year of full-time experience working with and caring for juveniles, preferably in a recreational, treatment, or other nurturing setting.

Minimum Age:
Must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of appointment. As indicated in NRS 432A.1773, any person hired to work in a licensed child care facility, who is responsible for the daily operations, administration or management of the child care facility must be at least 21 years of age

Licensing and Certification:
Must possess a valid Nevada Class C driver's license at the time of appointment.

Background Investigation:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted.

In order to work at the Department of Family Services, employees must not have any qualifying offense that violates the standards required by NRS 432B.198 and/or NRS 432B.199.

In order to work at the Department of Juvenile Justice Services, employees must not have any qualifying offense that violates the standards required by NRS 432B.198 and/or NRS 432B.199. NRS 62G.353, and 62G.355 and the Federal Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003.

Pre-Employment Drug Testing:
Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.

Working Conditions:
Work shifts may include day, swing shift, and weekends (including Holidays).

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES

Child Haven:
- Responsibilities include supervision of daily living activities, ensuring the safety and security of the children and the cottages, providing physical care and emotional nurturing to the children and performing light housekeeping duties.
- Provides on-going physical care, emotional nurturing and daily supervision of abused, neglected, abandoned and medically fragile children, ages three days to eighteen years.
- Performs various functions relating to the admission and /or discharge of children.
- Awakens children at appropriate times for bathroom use and school, ensuring appropriate hygiene, attire and nutrition. Feeds, bathes, dresses and comforts children.
- Conducts and records bed checks, which include observing and touching children to ensure they are breathing.
- Ensures the safety and security of the children and cottages; responds to emergency calls from other cottages.
- Intervenes when children are out of control, using authorized strategies and restraint techniques. Provides infant care including medically fragile children.
- Performs a variety of housekeeping and custodial duties in the cottage, such as laundering clothing and bedding, dusting furniture, sweeping and mopping floors, cleaning and disinfecting the bathroom and cleaning the kitchen.
- Maintains various records of work performed, completes incident and other reports and performs other clerical support activities. May transport and accompany children/families to appointments (medical, therapy, community resources, visitation, to Peggy's Attic for clothing, etc).
- May schedule/coordinate medical and other appointments (contacting multiple doctors to schedule appointments for follow-up. May provide resources to families (delivering diapers, bus tokens, clothing, etc.) to families. May accompany children to SCAN examinations at medical facility.
- May pick up medical records (records, x-ray discs, etc) and police reports. May request from DFS fiscal, ordering, picking up and delivering essential items purchased to support safety in plan (e.g. cribs, car seats, etc).

Medical Case Management:
- Transporting children with possible behavioral and/or physical challenges.
- Computer knowledge in (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Ability to use office equipment such as scanner, printer, copier and telephone.
- Maintain office files, electronic files, fax documents, making copies, and perform basic office duties.

DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES

Juvenile Probation, Juvenile Detention, and Spring Mountain Youth Camp:
-Performs a variety of technical and paraprofessional support services for a variety of juvenile detention, delinquency, and related juvenile justice programs under direction from professional staff.
-Interacts with youth to provide supervision and treatment and to teach appropriate living and social skills.
-Interviews youth and parents to obtain pertinent information.
-Contacts schools, employers and others to verify information given.
-Provides program and procedural information.
-Completes forms and documents and writes reports.
-Establishes and maintains a working relationship with community resources to facilitate services for youth, including educational referral.
-Monitors conditions of probation, searches juveniles, secure evidence and reports violations to professional staff.
-Answers telephone calls to provide information; documents notes and makes appropriate referrals.
-Receives, interviews and assesses immediate factors affecting juveniles' safety.
-Makes booking determinations and processes bookings.
-Maintains order and discipline in the booking area.
-Contacts families and law enforcement and social agencies.
-Determines if juveniles are physically or mentally impaired, intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and reports to professional staff to arrange for immediate triage or treatment, if required; ensures detainees' safety.
-Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team.
-Performs various office and administrative support duties, including the operation of standard office equipment.
-May drive a County motor vehicle in order to transport juveniles.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY SERVICES
Mobility to work in a treatment shelter home and office setting, use standard home appliances and office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to transport children; strength to lift, carry and restrain children; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE SERVICES
Mobility to work in a typical juvenile institutional residential setting or juvenile justice services program and office setting, including stamina to stand and/or walk for an extended period of time, and strength to lift materials weighing up to fifty (50) pounds and to restrain violent or aggressive juveniles; vision to use standard office equipment and read printed materials including a VDT screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Use standard office equipment and drive a motor vehicle in order to transport children.

Accommodations may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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