Owens & Associates Inc. Juvenile Tracker and Family Support - Columbus Area in Columbus, Nebraska

SUMMARY Performs a variety of duties with juveniles who are under the direction of Juvenile Court and are referred by the Department of Health and Human Services or other lead agencies to ensure that the youth are meeting the requirements of their probation/parole. Our trained tracking staff provide frequent and consistent support; monitor and track youthand#39;s daily activities outside of the home such as at school, employment, or checking to ensure the youth meets their curfew. Tracking ensures youth compliance with the rules of behavior by their parents/caregivers or their condition of liberty or case plan. All contacts with the youth are documented for future court appearances. Trackers may also provide services to families with open cases for abuse or neglect with CPS. Services to these families can include supervision of visits between parents and children, assisting with parenting and life skills, and finding applicable resources in the community. This position is not a 9:00 - 5:00 desk job. Hours vary but typically fall between 8:00 am and 8:30 pm and later. All field staff work one weekend day per week. The majority of the successful candidateand#39;s time will be spent in homes, schools, and community sites. Reliable transportation is required and mileage is reimbursed. ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIESConduct direct face-to-face contact with the youth clients and their families, in order to assist, encourage, monitor, and verify that youth are meeting the conditions of their probation/parole agreements and/or Service Plan. Transport youth to school, employment appointments, counseling sessions, and other destinations to carry out the Youth Development Service Plan. Meet with youth and family through home, school, or work visits. Conduct random UA and/or other drug testing. Replace electronic devices on youth and monitor compliance of release guidelines to assure community safety. Maintain daily written documentation of interactions with clients and completes monthly summaries. Supervise visits between parents and childrenTeach parenting and life skills to parents involved with CPSAssist families in finding appropriate resources in the community QUALIFICATIONS Bachelorand#39;s degree in Human Services or Criminal Justice fields preferred. Quality candidates with two years full-time paid, volunteer, or life experience in the field may be considered. Examples of qualifying bachelorand#39;s degrees include Human Services, Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, Family Life, Counseling, Behavioral Science, Child Welfare, Education, and more. Examples of qualifying experience include childcare, child welfare, family support, teaching (including paraeducators), counseling, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health, CNA, nursing, social work, volunteering with youth organizations, crisis centers, correctional officers, probation/parole, and more. Ability to clear all background checks including Child and Adult Abuse/Neglect Registry; National, State and Local Criminal Records Check; Driverand#39;s License Check (cannot have more than 3 points assessed against license); Sex Offender Registry; and Drug Screen. Although a criminal history does not automatically exclude an individual from employment with Owens, failure to disclose will. Must have reliable transportation and appropriate safety restrains. Mileage reimbursed. Must be willing to work flexible hours. The Owens CompaniesWorking together to keep families together.http://www.owenseducationalservices.org/