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Detention Screener - OPERATION PAR

Operation PAR

Apply At : www.operationpar.org


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Entry-level client serving position with responsibility for screening and assessing juveniles brought to the Pasco Juvenile Assessment Center . Provides screening of youth for DJJ, assists in determination of the assessment eligibility process and make recommendations to JAC assessors for assessment. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to; tracking the number of adolescents entering the Pasco JAC, receiving and directing phone inquiries, screening adolescents using appropriate DJJ screening instrument and following Pasco JAC policies and procedures ensuring the integrity and safety of clients and staff in a locked facility.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND COMPETENCIES
 
Client Supervision and Direction
1. Effectively screening youth to determine eligibility for assessment to the PJAC, accurately recording data for DJJ screening instrument, and interacting professionally with a variety of law enforcement officials, parents and DJJ staff.
2. Interacts with juveniles in a way that allows for accurate collection of information that is essential to determine the clients detention status and professionally documents the findings.                                            
3. Assesses the physical/sexual abuse history of the client and making referrals for further assessment and/or intervention. In some cases making a report to the Abuse Registry if applicable.                                         
4. Responsible for screening the client for possible suicidal ideations based on screening interview with client and parent, and then making appropriate referrals.                                                                                               
5. Interacts professionally and effectively with all  agency staff, referral sources and parents, while serving as a lead agency staff member.                                                                                                                     
6. Responsible for making recommendations to the State Attorney’s office regarding detained juveniles.                 
7. Works collectively with DJJ staff to ensure the timely and consistent delivery of services to the juveniles.            
8. Protects clients rights to privacy and confidentiality in the preparation and handling of records.            
9. Provides services appropriate to the personal and cultural identity and language of the client.                 
10.Represents DJJ at detention hearings for client’s who qualify for detention status when required.                          
11.Documents client behavior in accordance with standards and in a timely fashion.                    
12.Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of program quality assurance and quality improvement. 
13.Participates in all required DJJ trainings as required.                                    
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
 
Understanding Addiction and Treatment Knowledge
1.Possesses a basic understanding of a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to adolescent substance abuse                                                                                                                           
2. Recognizes the social, political, economic and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist.
3. Possesses a basic understanding of the behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of psychoactive substances on adolescents.                                                                                               
4. Possesses a basic understanding of the philosophies, practices, policies, outcomes of the most general accepted models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for addiction and other substance abuse related problems.
5. Recognizes the importance of family, social networks and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.
6. Understands the value of an interdisciplinary approach to addiction treatment.                        
7. Understands a variety of helping strategies for reducing the negative affects of substance use, abuse and dependence. 8. Understands diverse cultures and incorporates the relevant needs of culturally diverse groups, as well as people with disabilities, into practice.                                                                                                                                    
9. Understands the addiction professionals obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.
10. Understands the importance of ongoing supervision and continuing education in the delivery of client services. 
11. Understands the obligation of the addiction professional to participate in prevention as well as treatment.            
12. Understands and applies setting-specific policies and procedures for handling crisis or dangerous situations, including safety measures for clients and staff.                                                                                                 
13. Understands and recognizes stages of change and other signs of treatment progress.               
24. Understands the characteristics and dynamics of families, couples and significant others affected by substance use.                     
Workplace Standards
1. Adheres to company time and attendance standards                  
2. Demonstrates knowledge of company policy and procedure.                            
3. Performs other duties as assigned.                                                                    
4. Maintains a safe work environment.                                                                
5. Obtain trainings required by agency, funders,
    and contractors.                                                                                                    
 
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: 
 
Adolescent
- Recognizes the issues related to criminally involved adolescents
-Recognizes the stages of adolescent development.
 -Obtains necessary information from parents
 -Observes client for signs of abuse and neglect
 -Establishes rapport with adolescent
 -Encourages questions
 -Determines client’s thinking skills, fears and coping   behaviors
 -Allows client some control and decision making
 -Provides information separately from parents if requested
 -Provides privacy
 -Involves family in treatment recommendations
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 
- Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, some college preferred
- One (1) year experience in treatment preferred
 
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS:
 
- Current Florida driver's license (D class)
- Current CPR and First Aid Certification
- Must pass DJJ background and fingerprinting checks
-   HIV/AIDS training required every two years

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Entry-level client serving position with responsibility for screening and assessing juveniles brought to the Pasco Juvenile Assessment Center . Provides screening of youth for DJJ, assists in determination of the assessment eligibility process and make recommendations to JAC assessors for assessment. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to; tracking the number of adolescents entering the Pasco JAC, receiving and directing phone inquiries, screening adolescents using appropriate DJJ screening instrument and following Pasco JAC policies and procedures ensuring the integrity and safety of clients and staff in a locked facility.
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND COMPETENCIES
 
Client Supervision and Direction
1. Effectively screening youth to determine eligibility for assessment to the PJAC, accurately recording data for DJJ screening instrument, and interacting professionally with a variety of law enforcement officials, parents and DJJ staff.
2. Interacts with juveniles in a way that allows for accurate collection of information that is essential to determine the clients detention status and professionally documents the findings.                                            
3. Assesses the physical/sexual abuse history of the client and making referrals for further assessment and/or intervention. In some cases making a report to the Abuse Registry if applicable.                                         
4. Responsible for screening the client for possible suicidal ideations based on screening interview with client and parent, and then making appropriate referrals.                                                                                               
5. Interacts professionally and effectively with all  agency staff, referral sources and parents, while serving as a lead agency staff member.                                                                                                                     
6. Responsible for making recommendations to the State Attorney’s office regarding detained juveniles.                 
7. Works collectively with DJJ staff to ensure the timely and consistent delivery of services to the juveniles.            
8. Protects clients rights to privacy and confidentiality in the preparation and handling of records.            
9. Provides services appropriate to the personal and cultural identity and language of the client.                 
10.Represents DJJ at detention hearings for client’s who qualify for detention status when required.                          
11.Documents client behavior in accordance with standards and in a timely fashion.                    
12.Participates in the development, implementation, and maintenance of program quality assurance and quality improvement. 
13.Participates in all required DJJ trainings as required.                                    
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES:
 
Understanding Addiction and Treatment Knowledge
1.Possesses a basic understanding of a variety of models and theories of addiction and other problems related to adolescent substance abuse                                                                                                                           
2. Recognizes the social, political, economic and cultural context within which addiction and substance abuse exist.
3. Possesses a basic understanding of the behavioral, psychological, physical health and social effects of psychoactive substances on adolescents.                                                                                               
4. Possesses a basic understanding of the philosophies, practices, policies, outcomes of the most general accepted models of treatment, recovery, relapse prevention, and continuing care for addiction and other substance abuse related problems.
5. Recognizes the importance of family, social networks and community systems in the treatment and recovery process.
6. Understands the value of an interdisciplinary approach to addiction treatment.                        
7. Understands a variety of helping strategies for reducing the negative affects of substance use, abuse and dependence. 8. Understands diverse cultures and incorporates the relevant needs of culturally diverse groups, as well as people with disabilities, into practice.                                                                                                                                    
9. Understands the addiction professionals obligations to adhere to ethical and behavioral standards of conduct in the helping relationship.
10. Understands the importance of ongoing supervision and continuing education in the delivery of client services. 
11. Understands the obligation of the addiction professional to participate in prevention as well as treatment.            
12. Understands and applies setting-specific policies and procedures for handling crisis or dangerous situations, including safety measures for clients and staff.                                                                                                 
13. Understands and recognizes stages of change and other signs of treatment progress.               
24. Understands the characteristics and dynamics of families, couples and significant others affected by substance use.                     
Workplace Standards
1. Adheres to company time and attendance standards                  
2. Demonstrates knowledge of company policy and procedure.                            
3. Performs other duties as assigned.                                                                    
4. Maintains a safe work environment.                                                                
5. Obtain trainings required by agency, funders,
    and contractors.                                                                                                    
 
AGE SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES: 
 
Adolescent
- Recognizes the issues related to criminally involved adolescents
-Recognizes the stages of adolescent development.
 -Obtains necessary information from parents
 -Observes client for signs of abuse and neglect
 -Establishes rapport with adolescent
 -Encourages questions
 -Determines client’s thinking skills, fears and coping   behaviors
 -Allows client some control and decision making
 -Provides information separately from parents if requested
 -Provides privacy
 -Involves family in treatment recommendations
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 
- Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, some college preferred
- One (1) year experience in treatment preferred
 
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS:
 
- Current Florida driver's license (D class)
- Current CPR and First Aid Certification
- Must pass DJJ background and fingerprinting checks
-   HIV/AIDS training required every two years
 

Apply At: www.operationpar.org

Full Time, Hourly

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