YOUTH & ADULT INTERVENTION SPECIALIST I/II

  • CLARK COUNTY, NV
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Mar 14, 2019
Full Time Education and Training
  • Salary: $52,395.20 - $87,776.00 Annually

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION

This position conducts detailed assessments of youth and family clients referred through the Juvenile Court system, either in a detention or protective custody facility, or in an in-home setting. Conducts in-depth interviews with clients, families and other appropriate individuals; administers psychometric tests and other assessment devices; provides crisis intervention on a 24 hour basis and/or ongoing counseling for youth at the detention facility, the child shelter, in protective custody, in an office setting or on an in-home basis.

Youth and Adult Intervention Specialist I: $52,395.20- $81,244.80
Youth and Adult Intervention SpecialistII: $56,576.00- 87,776.00
This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months at either level or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources. The Youth and Adult Intervention Specialist I is a training underfill position, upon successful completion of the probationary period (520 hours worked to 2,080 hours worked) and the training program, which is up to two (2) years, the successful candidate will be non-competitively promoted to Youth and Adult Intervention Specialist II.

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.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience:

Youth and Adult Intervention Specialist I - Master's Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health or Community Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or a related field.

Youth and Adult Intervention Specialist II - In addition to the above: Two (2) years of full-time professional counseling experience, preferably dealing with youth, adults and families. Experience with the juvenile justice system is desirable.


Working Conditions: Attend meeting outside of normal working hours. Work extended shifts or be called back on a 24-hour basis in crisis situations. May work evening, night, weekend and holiday shifts. May work in a locked detention facility or in a remote location. Provide in-home crisis intervention in a variety of living situations.

Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Nevada Class C Driver's License at time of appointment. Specified positions must possess or be able to obtain an appropriate license to practice as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) or other required certification or licensure in the state of Nevada. Such license must be obtained within four (4) years from date of hire. In addition to the above, a Substance Abuse Counselor certification is desirable.

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

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

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Family Services and Juvenile Justice Services: Conducts detailed assessments of youth and family clients referred through the Juvenile Court system, either in a detention or protective custody facility or in an in-home setting. Conducts in-depth interviews with clients, families and other appropriate individuals; administers psychometric tests and other assessment devices; confers with other staff members regarding behavior evidences and develops treatment plans. Provides crisis intervention on a 24-hour basis and/or ongoing counseling for youth at the detention facility, the child shelter, in protective custody, in an office setting or on an in-home basis; extends such services of parents, guardians and other family members as required. Prepares recommendations regarding a variety of treatment options, including hospitalization, alternative living arrangements, short- and long-term therapy and rehabilitation, education and other alternatives. Makes and facilitates community-based referrals, coordinates treatment and follows-up as required; refers families for medical, social, economic and other services that may enhance the treatment process. Develops case files and makes accurate case notes; provides case management in specified areas of assignment. Conducts a variety of analytical studies; develops and reviews reports of findings, alternatives and recommendations; prepares a variety of written materials. Directs the work of and provides clinical supervision and training to interns and trainees after receiving necessary State certification. 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. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a personal or County motor vehicle to various in-home and community agency sites.

Social Services: Coordinates with Clark County Social Service contracted providers, community agencies and outreach teams that perform detailed assessments of youth and adult clients referred from various agencies. Facilitates and reviews in-depth interviews of clients, adults and other appropriate individuals completed by the contracted providers and offers improvement recommendations; Reviews and consults with contracted providers that administer psychometric tests and other assessment devices, confers with other staff members regarding behavior evidences and develops treatment plans. Prepares recommendations regarding a variety of treatment options, including hospitalization, alternative living arrangements, short- and long-term therapy and rehabilitation, education and other alternatives. Makes and facilitates community-based referrals, coordinates treatment and follows-up as required; refers youth and adults for medical, social, economic and other services that may enhance the treatment process. Documents the work performed by contracted providers who develop case files and make accurate case notes; provides case management in specified areas of assignment. Conducts a variety of analytical studies; develops and reviews reports of findings, alternatives and recommendations; prepares a variety of written materials. Provide direct service to Social Service programs that work with youth aging out of the Foster Care system. In addition to above, Youth and Adult Intervention Specialists at the II level may oversee the work of and provide training to interns and trainees assigned to this functional area of the Department of Social Services. 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. Uses standard office equipment, including a computer, in the course of the work; drives a personal or County motor vehicle to various in-home and community agency sites.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Mobility to work in an office, detention, in-home or community setting, use standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle in order to visit work sites and attend meetings; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous