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DATE:9/20/21
STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:$42,856.32-$57,811.78
TITLE:IN-HOME INTERVENTION SPECIALIST I II
GRADE:21
LOCATION:101 E. Huron
UNION AFFILIATION:AFSCME 2733 Family Division - Juvenile Center
 
JOB SUMMARY:
Under the supervision of a higher classified employee, monitors the activities of youth assigned to the Night Intervention Program (formerly Night Surveillance Program). Works with families, other agencies and schools to devise and implement a case plan for the purpose of promoting positive behavioral change in youth. Maintains regular contacts with professional and social services agencies as appropriate to carry out programmatic needs. Prepares and presents written summary reports of youth¿s progress while in the program. Please note that the work hours for this position are 2pm-10:30pm and may require these hours during the weekend. Use of a County vehicle is required to make home visits, as well as to possibly transport juveniles to necessary appointments and prescribed activities, as needed.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Essential Duties:

  • Provides night intervention for youth involved in the court¿s In-Home Care programs.
  • Prepares and presents written summary reports of youth¿s progress while in the program.
  • Works with families, other agencies & schools to devise & implement a case plan for the purpose of promoting positive behavioral change in the youth.
  • Recommends, designs and participates family-focused interventions.
  • Maintains regular contacts with professional and social services agencies as appropriate to carry out programmatic needs.
  • Monitors the participation of the juvenile & the family in court ordered services.
  • Maintains a detailed record of visits and contacts with youth assigned and their families.
  • Maintains daily contact sheets.
  • Maintains case files and computes associated paperwork.
  • Obtains and maintains statistical information concerning the home conduct, school attendance, etc., of assigned youth within the In-Home Care program.
  • Obtains and maintains appropriate statistical information regarding In-Home Care program services and youth.
  • Keeps all computer & hand-written data entries current at all times.
  • Maintains vehicles used for Night Intervention Program activities.
  • Maintains working knowledge of Juvenile Division policies and changes in the statute.
  • Attends all required court hearings.
  • Attends all required meetings & training.
  • Attends staff meetings as required.
  • Perform other related tasks and duties as assigned.
EMPLOYMENT QUALIFITICATIONS:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to role model appropriately for and youth
  • Ability to gain the respect, confidence and cooperation of youth
  • Ability to understand and relate to delinquent youth in a positive manner
  • Basic knowledge of first aid and CPR
  • Possess appropriate time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work as a team and without hands on supervision
  • Knowledge of resources and referrals in the community
  • Sensitive to family and group dynamics
  • Ability to perform crisis mediation and deescalate youth and families
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATION
Possession of a valid Michigan operator¿s license required.
Completion of Michigan Judicial Institute Training for Juvenile Court staff required within two (2) years after date of employment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
EDUCATION
Possession of a Bachelor¿s Degree in social work, psychology, sociology or a human services field.
EXPERIENCE
Level I - Grade 21:

Two (2) years of experience working in a child-care institution, law enforcement, criminal justice or one (1) year of professional casework experience.
Level II - Grade 22:

Employees may advance to Level II after two (2) years at Level I with satisfactory job performance.
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.

FILING DEADLINE: 10/12/21

CONTROL NUMBER: 2109-2830-2178-0003

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