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CORRECTIONS AND REHABILITATION-O.H. CLOSE YOUTH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY

Title:  CASEWORK SPECIALIST, YOUTH AUTHORITY
Salary: $5,188.00 - $5,188.00
Posted: 07/09/2013

Job Description:
ALL HIRES ARE SUBJECT TO STATE AND DEPARTMENTAL HIRING FREEZE/BUDGET APPROVAL AND RESTRICTIONS, RE-EMPLOYMENT AND SROA CLEARANCES. Applications will be screened and top candidates may be interviewed. You must have current certification list or lateral transfer eligibility to apply for this vacancy. If you do not, please visit www.jobs.ca.gov for exam information and active exam bulletins (Recruitments). IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST INCLUDE YOUR ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA IN THE AREA OF THE APPLICATION WHERE YOU ENTER THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR. (FOR EXAMPLE, ENTER LATERAL TRANSFER, LIST ELIGIBILITY). PLEASE INDICATE POSITION NUMBER ON YOUR APPLICATION. General Description: The Case Manager is under the direct supervision of a Treatment Team Supervisor. The Case Manager is responsible for coordinating a multi-disciplinary treatment program for a caseload of 19 or fewer youth in a core treatment program in a Division of Juvenile Justice Facility. The Case Manager is responsible for conducting a criminogenic risk assessment of each assigned youth, for prioritizing the youth's treatment needs, and for developing a treatment plan to address the needs of each assigned youth. The Case Manager is expected to utilize a motivational interviewing approach and apply different case management and behavioral strategies based on the responsivity needs of the individual offender. The Case Manager is expected to provide coaching to Youth Correctional Counselors regarding treatment strategies and to communicate with education faculty, security staff, and other treatment professionals regarding a youth's progress in meeting his/her treatment goals. Incumbents in these positions will be scheduled to work a number of their shifts on third watch and on at least one weekend day. Conduct individual assessments of youth across a variety of domains using approved assessment instruments, to identify risk factors related to re-offending, and strengths and protective factors that mitigate the risk factors. Review pertinent case file information. Interview youth using motivational interviewing techniques or other DJJ adopted techniques for interviewing. Engage in direct observation of assigned youth. Obtain input from a variety of other treatment staff including education, security, living unit, and other treatment professionals regarding a youth's conduct and progress towards treatment goals. Verify information received. Document the information received from assessments, observations, and other staff in writing and/ or electronically. Ensure that youth are appropriately assigned to treatment activities including, but not limited to, education classes, treatment, groups, and individual counseling. Lead weekly intervention groups with youth including interactive journaling and provide group/individual assistance with journaling assignments. Conduct weekly individual counseling with assigned youthful offenders that is aimed at assisting them in meeting their case plan goals and objectives. Set weekly objectives and/or daily steps for youth to meet the case plan objectives. Meet weekly with the youthful offenders' assigned Youth Correctional Counselors (YCC) to provide functional supervision and to ensure that the YCC's are aware of each youth's treatment goals and objectives, are utilizing behavior management strategies that are consistent with each youth's case plan goals and objectives, and that the YCC's are providing agreed upon positive reinforcement of youths' progress towards goals and objectives. Provide peer coaching to YCC's in behavior management strategies and reinforcements. Conduct regular meetings (case conferences) or special staffings to elicit in put from other treatment team members including, but not limited to, a youth's assigned YCC, Re-entry Parole Agent, education faculty, security staff and other treatment personnel to measure a youth's progress towards his/her treatment goals and objectives, to discuss and plan continuing treatment strategies and positive reinforcements, and to re-evaluate the youth's risk assessment and treatment plan as necessary. Maintain the youth's treatment plan and records of the youth's progress in writing and/or electronically.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Casework Specialist, YA-CF 146 - 722 - 9911 - 604
Location County
Stockton SAN JOAQUIN
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
07/11/2013 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Personnel/CS
P.O. Box 213004
Stockton, CA 95213-9004
Johnny Hang
(209) 944-6499

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