Community Based Youth Counselor-PRN

Application Deadline: Sunday, March 19, 2023, 4:30pm Central Time. Expired!

Scott County is accepting online applications for the following position.

Job Title: Community Based Youth Counselor-PRN

Closing Date/Time: Sunday, 3/19/2023, 4:30 pm

Salary: $22.30 per hour

Job Type: Per diem

Location: Davenport, Iowa

Job Summary

Under general supervision, the Community Youth Counselor provides supervision and guidance to youth with court ordered employments, school attendance, curfew, or other court requirements. This position will be for 20-25 hours a week working in the School Based Restorative Mediation Program.

Job Responsibilities

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Reviews and assess individual cases to identify risk level and determine the appropriate level of supervision for each case.

Sets-up a care plan to address the needs of cases through a youth-adult partnership; works with youths to prepare plans for education and employment and set up a support network for health and housing.

Maintains regular contact with youths in person and via phone; monitors school and/or work attendance and performance; checks compliance with set curfews; uses GPS ankle bracelets to monitor and track the movements of individuals as appropriate.

Prepares objective written documentation of compliance and non-compliance with court orders for each individual youth; maintains and update case files.

Provides crisis intervention assistance and reports any issues or incidents to a Juvenile Court Office.

May assist with training new staff.

Maintains on-call availability.

Demonstrates the ability to exemplify, by his/her actions, the County PRIDE philosophy.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Standards for Initial Consideration

Education, Training, and Experience Guidelines:
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice or related field; AND six (6) months of experience working with youths in the court system; OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
Applicable local, State, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.

Work safety policies, procedures, and practices.

De-escalation and conflict resolution techniques.

Community resources and networking opportunities.

Crisis management and response methods and techniques.

Behavior management methods and practices.

Skill in:
Typing and entering data with speed and accuracy.

Maintaining accurate records and documentation.

Identifying at risk behaviors and implementing appropriate responses.

Preparing clear and concise reports.

Operating a computer to include standard software and some specialized software.

Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships.

Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.

Supplemental Information

License and Certification Requirements
Must complete Crisis Prevention Institute training within six (6) months of hire.
Must maintain a First Aid, CPR, and AED Certification within six (6) months of hire.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
Work is performed in a standard office environment and throughout Scott County.
May be exposed to potential physical harms when working with at risk youths and entering private residences.


This position is not benefit eligible.