Employment Opportunities

Several Opportunities Available – see below

Seeking a Bilingual Assessment Specialist for the Law Enforcement Program

Position Available: Tuesday-Saturday 6 AM to 2 PM

The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a nonprofit organization contributing to the safety of youth, families, and the communities of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties through early intervention, comprehensive assessment and improved access to appropriate services. The JAC’s Law Enforcement Program (LEP) intervenes and addresses factors contributing to concerning behavior; increasing aspects of a young person’s life that keep them at home and out of juvenile justice and human service systems.

 

As a LEP Assessment Specialist, you can expect to conduct the intake, assessment and release of youth transported by law enforcement to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility for behavior concerns or delinquency matters. Your daily activities include, but art not limited to, screening youth for immediate medical and behavioral health needs; assessing strengths, risks, and needs; creating case plans and coordinating release from the program; and performing short-term case management. Through the program’s contract with the 18th Judicial District Senate Bill 94 Program, you will administer the Juvenile Detention Screening and Assessment Guide (JDSAG) and determine the most appropriate level of detention services for eligible youth. You will place electronic monitoring devices on youth eligible for home detention; coordinate with the Department of Human Services for shelter placements; and facilitate release to the Department of Youth Services. Your obligations as an Assessment Specialist also include database data entry, fingerprinting youth for the Colorado Bureau of Investigations, and creating detailed assessment reports for District, County, and Municipal courts.

 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with community resources preferred
  • Training in motivational interviewing techniques preferred
  • Understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices is a plus
  • Experience working within juvenile justice or related fields a plus

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Degree in criminal justice, social work, psychology, sociology, human development, or a closely related field preferred.
  • Must pass a Background check. Required background check includes a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
  • Must pass a drug screen.
  • Bilingual candidates must be fluent in both Spanish and English and have demonstrated ability to translate written documents from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • The Law Enforcement Program operates within the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Detention Facility in Centennial, Colorado.
  • This is a full time 40 hour position that may include day, evening, overnight, and/or weekend hours in an assigned schedule, as well as coverage for holiday shifts annually. Requires flexibility to attend monthly meetings and training as needed.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The starting salary for this position is $33,500. Overnight staff receive an annual differential of $2,520. Bilingual staff receive an annual stipend of $650.

Our benefits package includes life, disability, medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement plan; 12 holidays and up to 10 hours earned each month in paid time off. Employee medical and dental insurance premiums are paid by the Juvenile Assessment Center.

 

APPLICATION

Email resume and letter of interest with ASSESSMENT SPECIALIST in the subject line to: Zach Abdelbaki, Program Director at the Juvenile Assessment Center; Zabdelbaki@Arapahoegov.com. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or portal document format (.pdf). Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview. Deadline: Please have all resumes and cover letters emailed by September 8, 2017. 

 

This job announcement is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

The Juvenile Assessment Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of applicants.

 

Seeking School-Based Behavioral Health Clinicians for the Community Assessment Program

The Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) is a nonprofit organization contributing to the safety of youth, families, and the communities of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties through early intervention, comprehensive assessment and improved access to appropriate services. The JAC’s Community Assessment Program (CAP) provides sustainable community and family connections as an intervention for school-aged youth exhibiting concerning behavior. CAP School-Based Behavioral Health Clinicians work within schools to identify root causes of behavior in students and serve, in collaboration with school professionals, as a guide to connect families to effective community-based services.

 

As a School-Based Behavioral Health Clinician, you will join a new, grant funded, initiative tasked with addressing student behavioral health through school-based clinical assessments and consultations in Englewood Schools and Sheridan School District. You will utilize a strengths-based approach to assessment to identify concerning behaviors and their underlying factors. As a clinician, you will conduct mental health, substance use, and trauma screening to inform your recommendation of supportive services or practices to address identified concerns. You will prepare a summary of student and parent concerns, screening and assessment results, and recommendations for the referring professional. As a school-based behavioral health clinician, you will also assist in the coordination of systems of care for students involved in juvenile justice and/or human service systems.

 

In addition to conducting early intervention assessments, you will provide school professionals with information regarding youth behavioral health issues and resources available in their community. You will also work in collaboration with school professionals to develop strategies to meet the needs of students and families in their district. As a clinician, you will present on the initiative at resource fairs, parent coffees, parent/teacher conferences and other identified community events. School based behavioral health clinicians may also facilitate parent and student education sessions around various behavioral health topics.

 

SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

  • Bilingual candidates fluent in both English and Spanish highly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; including above average oral and written communication skills a must
  • Knowledge of and experience in the mental health and substance use treatment systems preferred
  • Understanding of trauma-informed care principles/practices preferred
  • Knowledge on the developmental phases of child and youth preferred

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree required. Licensure preferred. Must be able to obtain licensure within 6 months and register with required agencies to bill insurance; including Medicaid.
  • Must pass a Background check. Required background check includes a review with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Central Registry of Child Protection (Trails).
  • Must pass a drug screen.
  • Bilingual candidates must be fluent in both Spanish and English and have demonstrated ability to translate written documents from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Juvenile Assessment Center Community Assessment Program School-Based Behavioral Health Clinicians operate within Englewood Schools and/or Sheridan School District buildings.

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

The starting salary for this position is $43,500. Bilingual staff receive an annual stipend of $650. This is a full time, exempt position that may include day, evening, and/or weekend hours. Requires flexibility to attend monthly meetings and training as needed.

 

Our benefits package includes life, disability, medical, dental and vision insurance; retirement plan; 12 holidays and up to 10 hours earned each month in paid time off. Employee medical and dental insurance premiums are paid by the Juvenile Assessment Center.

 

APPLICATION

Email resume and letter of interest with School-Based Clinician in the subject line to: Sarah Troy, Community Assessment Program Director at the Juvenile Assessment Center; STroy@arapahoegov.com. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or portal document format (.pdf). Applicants will only be contacted if selected for an interview. Deadline: Submit resume, letter of interest and status of licensure process by September 15, 2017.

 

This job announcement is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.

The Juvenile Assessment Center is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse pool of applicants.