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HOME DETENTION CASE WORKER – YOUTH SERVICES

Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc.

This is a Job position in San Francisco posted Sep 24.

It is an exciting time to join Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. (MNC)!

MNC has exciting growing opportunities as we celebrate our 55th anniversary. MNC was founded in 1959 and is woven into the fabric of the Mission District in San Francisco. MNC promotes and develops leadership by delivering culturally sensitive, multi-generational, community based services that empower families to build strong, healthy, and vibrant neighborhoods. MNC envisions a strong, healthier and more vibrant community that respects and celebrates its many rich, cultural traditions.

JOB OVERVIEW

The Home Detention Coordinator implements a comprehensive Home Detention program in collaboration with the San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department. Attends all JPD hearings and initiatives to advocate and discuss alternatives for incarceration. The Home Detention Program is a community-based alternative program working with the Juvenile Probation Department to supervise and monitor youth awaiting court adjudication. The Home Detention Case Worker will be responsible for monitoring up to twelve to fifteen delinquent youth until disposition has been made and also ensure compliance with court ordered conditions of release, usually within 90 days. These conditions typically include curfew, school attendance, and avoidance of further delinquent behavior and attendance at all future court hearings.

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct initial intake and assessment of client and parent.
  • Development of individual services plan for youth.
  • Monitor the Conditions of the Home Detention Program by documenting and reporting clients’ response to the terms of probation to case carrying Probation Officer, Home Detention Supervisor and the Assistant Chief and Community Programs Unit or Liaison.
  • Submit court summary reports in a timely matter.
  • Monitor clients and family with weekly home visits, daily curfew checks, face to face contacts, and school/work visits (twice per week).
  • Monitor services that clients are referred to (Community involvement site visits)
  • Monitor client’s curfew by phone daily-Seven days a week (Mandatory).
  • Maintains accurate program and client records and follows reporting procedures. Compiles, analyzes, verifies and submits data according to funding schedule and guidelines. Maintains complete intake files and completes all required data collection reporting forms (i.e. surveys, master lists, attendance, demographics, outcomes, etc.).
  • Develop a curriculum or workshops for the Home Detention Program in accordance to the Work Plan and Mission/Vision of the agency.

Culturally relevant activities should focus on the following areas: educational enrichment, social and life skills development, anger management, conflict mediation, health education, violence prevention, youth leadership, career exploration/job readiness, parent support groups, and recreational activities.

  • Advocates for participant needs, providing referral information when appropriate to internal and external services based on individual participant needs. Provides individual follow-up services and information and referrals to parents as needed. Makes referrals to MNC youth services and other community resources as needed.
  • Acts a liaison with schools, community, public agencies, and parents/guardians of participants.

Perform other duties as needed and requested

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Must possess a bachelors degree or successfully working towards a BA/BS (a current transcript must be on file) in social work, counseling, psychology, criminal justice or related field and/or minimum four years experience working with high risk youth and young adults ages 10-25 and a minimum of two years of college credits and enrolled in college with an educational plan that leads to a BA in a youth related field. College unit completion preferred.
  • First Aid and CPR certificate (may be obtained if employed), and fingerprint clearance.
  • Must have a valid California Driver’s license and a clean driving record approved by MNC insurance carrier.
  • Clearance/Pass FBI, Department of Justice and Child Abuse Index and pass the Juvenile Probation Clearance required.

Mission Neighborhood Centers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer