This is a full-time position with a pay range of $19.00-$22.00 per hour.
The Program Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Peer Accountability Council (PAC). S/he will be responsible for the PAC scheduling/calendars, coordinating services between Greece Olympia and the Learning Center for students and parents, supporting students with the completion of sanctions and supporting the student reentry process. The PAC Coordinator will communicate with Olympia’s administration and staff, Greece Learning Center’s administration and staff, Center for Youth Social Learning Specialist at both locations and Greece Town Court. S/he will create, maintain and monitor community service work site placements. The PAC Coordinator will also maintain records and perform general administrative duties as necessary. This position will facilitate Juror orientation, Restorative Sessions and Aftercare Workshops twice per month, coordinate and attend weekly meetings with staff at both locations in Greece and support reentry meetings for students. The PAC Coordinator will be required to attend all staff meetings, mandatory training and other agency-wide meetings as scheduled. The PAC Coordinator will be supervised by the Teen Court Program Director.
In an effort to create and maintain a mutual and ongoing dialogue with The Center for Youth and external stakeholders, the PAC Coordinator will be required to submit the following: monthly and quarterly utilization reports, sanction-compliance documentation, workshop delivery metrics; bi-monthly timesheets; Juror Orientation calendar; PAC events and activities; and other information requests as needed.
PROGRAM DELIVERY including, but not limited to:
- Complete intake assessment for students and parent/guardian
- Explain program expectations, secure necessary signatures for paperwork
- Track and update students and staff on the status of sanction compliance by maintaining contact via one-on-one meetings, mail and/or phone
- Provide and collect program evaluations for PAC’s proceedings, orientations, and training.
- Coordinate and facilitate orientations, training and workshops as needed
- Assist in coordinating volunteers and interns
- Occasional supervision of volunteers, interns and AmeriCorps
- Attend Greece Town Court to coordinate Teen Court referrals for Greece Central School District Students
- Compile potential teen court case list in Greece Town Court
- Complete judge’s potential teen court case forms
- Pending referral, locate defendant’s file, alert judge and court personnel that the defendant meets our criteria.
- Other duties relative to the position as assigned
This position requires proven experience and knowledge working with restorative practices and the court system. Ability to communicate effectively with youth and people with diverse backgrounds. Ability to supervise and coordinate casework activities, ability to encourage and motivate volunteers. Ability to collect data and statistics and prepare detailed reports. Knowledge of skillful interviewing techniques and the necessity of confidentiality. Knowledge of laws and procedures relating to the maintenance of confidential court records. Ability to become familiar with criminal justice agencies and applicable community resources. Ability to maintain an effective working relationship with the Greece Central School District Staff, the court and law enforcement personnel and officials, other employees and the general public. Ability to use good judgment, make independent decisions and communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Adhere to ethical conduct
- Demonstrate professionalism i.e., timely, dependable, responsible, flexible
- Be non-judgmental and respectful
- Model principles of inclusion and tolerance
- Be youth centered and positive
- Be family friendly
- Conduct research and apply best-practices and evaluation methods
- Effectively promote knowledge and skill development and positive behaviors
- Provide leadership and/or work independently as requested
Candidate must possess significant knowledge of –
- Adolescent development including: positive youth development, asset development, risk reduction and protective factors
- Youth serving systems
- Community resources
- Client advocacy
- Restorative Practices
A Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, a minimum of 5 years’ experience.
In addition to the above it is mandatory that prior to hire a candidate have or be willing to obtain:
- A valid NYS driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to agency insurance carrier
- Regular access to a motor vehicle and automobile insurance at the level of $100,000/$300,000 Bodily Injury and $50,000 Property Damage
Candidates must be able to be autonomously mobile to participate in required meetings and programs at all of The Center’s locations and in the community.
The Center delivers services to youth and families from many racial, ethnic, cultural, social and life style groups. We values differences in people and strive to understand diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, abilities and beliefs. To this end, all staff are required to attend professional development trainings and to continually enhance their understanding of cultural diversity. Staff is expected to respect and honor cultural and human diversity. The annual Performance Appraisal provides an opportunity for staff to evaluate how they are integrating cultural competent practices into their everyday work.
COMPUTER SKILLS RECOMMENDED:
Microsoft Office – Intermediate/Advanced
The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment.