Part Time
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REPORTS TO:                      Court-Ordered Services Director

                                                   Children’s Visitation Center / Youth Mentoring

JOB CLASSIFICATION:     Part-time (20 hours), Non-exempt

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

The Program Assistant is responsible for the assistance of the day to day operation and development of the Children’s Visitation Center (CVC) and Youth  Mentoring programs. The CVC program provides a safe and neutral environment for children to visit with non-custodial parents. The Program Assistant is responsible for program development, supervision of visits and exchanges, marketing, data collection, and report writing for the program. This position has direct contact with, care of, and supervision over youth who are less than eighteen (18) years of age. The Program Assistant is also responsible for program oversight of the Jumpstart group mentoring program. After-school and lunch period groups are run at select elementary, intermediate, and middle schools in Morgan and Johnson County.

DETAILED DUTIES:

  • Supervise visitations between children and their non-custodial parent following court orders and other relevant agreements
  • Ensure that required programmatic paperwork is completed in a timely and accurate manner following regulatory standards
  • Maintain close communication with Program Coordinator and Programs Manager
  • Attend court proceedings when requested to report on observations made during supervised visitations and exchanges.
  • Provide assessments of visits
  • Market program to appropriate referral sources including, but not limited to, the Department of Child Services and the Guardian Ad-Litem program
  • Work weekends and evenings as necessary
  • Ensure the overall quality of the supervised visitation and exchange programs
  • Collect fees from program participants when appropriate and submit currency and receipts to the bookkeeper promptly
  • Intervene when appropriate to ensure the safety and welfare of the child/children
  • Ensure maintenance and completion of client files
  • Accept other duties as assigned
  • Recruit and enroll youth in mentoring groups
  • Plan for and facilitate mentoring groups at various schools during the school year and the summer
  • Correspond regularly with supervisor, youth, parents, and school personnel
  • Assist with collection of data, maintain files for each youth, report data, and track youth participant outcomes
  • Develop positive relationships with youth and ensure best practices in our ongoing support of youth and program volunteers
  • Liaison with school personnel, community partners, families & volunteers to promote programs

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of one year of experience working with children and families
  • A passion for working with at-risk youth and families
  • Maintain confidentiality about client information
  • Willingness to continue professional growth
  • Excellent people skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Must be creative, able to generate ideas, and be a self-starter
  • Responsible, dependable, well-organized, and demonstrate a high level of integrity
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Good organizational skills
  • Knowledge of community services and resources
  • Ability to work nights and weekends

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Part- Time

Hours Vary

Weekends and Evenings

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