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13-0104 Children/Youth Counselor
13-0104 Children and Youth Resources Counselor.  Community Services Dept. Hiring Range: $4185-$5022/mo. Regular Full Time M-F 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Some evenings and weekends required

DEFINITION: Provide short-term and crisis intervention counseling services to youth and their families through the Youth Center.  Perform community outreach efforts to identify, develop, implement, and coordinate community-based responses to issues affecting youth and their families in the Longmont area. Serve as an Intervention Specialist providing counseling services for the St. Vrain Valley School District and/or serves as a liaison to provide case-management services to the Inn Between transitional housing agency and/or provide clinical oversight to community programs.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Provide short-term counseling, crisis intervention, and case management services in individual, group, and family settings. Conduct intake assessments, develop and implement short-term counseling action plans, maintain ongoing contact with clients, and make relevant referrals.  Act as an advocate for youth and families.  Provide case management services by offering ongoing support and advocacy, tracking progress, and providing consistent follow-up. Maintain complete case records and compile statistical and narrative information for division's monthly reports. Actively participate in the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services offered by Children and Youth Resources, to address identified needs of youth and families in the community. Track data related to program implementation and measurement of program effectiveness. Develop, coordinate, and provide informational materials, educational and informational training workshops, and presentations to youth, parents, professionals, and other community groups on youth issues, programs, and services.  Develop cooperative working relationships and collaborate with other professionals, agencies, and organizations to combine resources, networks, projects, and to maximize results relevant to the youth population. Keep abreast of local resources for youth, current developments in adolescent counseling techniques, and community development strategies.  Pursue professional development through readings, classes, seminars, etc. Participate in information sharing and goal setting with Children & Youth Resources staff and other community networks. Work closely with the business community to solicit funds, and to establish, maintain, or enhance support programs.  Provide ongoing guidance, support, and mentoring to youth involved in projects so that they are adequately empowered to reach the stated goals and objectives of those projects.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment.  Requires the ability to hear and communicate in both verbal and written form, read and understand a variety of written materials, work under stress, and manage multiple concurrent tasks and interruptions. Requires working alone, as well as working closely with others, including the public (primarily youth aged 11-19 years and their families), business, school, and church leaders, co-workers, and other youth serving professionals.  Confidentiality is required.  Work may require transporting youth to/from sponsored activities.  Transportation to and from an off-site work place will also be required several days per week.  Work requires the ability to prepare monthly and quarterly program progress reports and maintain program statistics.  Work may involve conflict and potential problems of a volatile nature. This position requires extensive contact and interaction with community youth.  

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in social work, psychology, individual and family therapy, counseling, or related field and two to four years of experience counseling adolescents.  Demonstrated experience in community development, public relations, marketing and program evaluation is desirable. Special Qualifications: Possession of a valid Colorado Driver’s License. State of Colorado licensure as a Professional Counselor desirable. Bilingual (English/Spanish) proficiency preferred.

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation, criminal background check and substance screening. An essential component of the hiring process will be a criminal background screening for conviction of any sexual offenses.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION (required) must be received by the Human Resources Division, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501. This position is Open Until Filled. An on-line application process is available for this position on our website at www.ci.longmont.co.us. For more information call (303) 651-8609.