Under the direction of the Program Manager, the Juvenile Justice Counselor provides direct service to client, referred by either DJJ or Juvenile Court participating in either the Day Reporting Center or the Evening Reporting Center. Services include individual and group counseling, recreation, and transportation to and from program. Youth involved in program complete a 21-day mandatory program as appointed by Juvenile Court.
Daily tasks may include the following:
Executed routes as assigned by Program Manager in an agency 15 passenger vehicle. This may include preparing the agency vehicles for daily use (I.e. filling up gas tanks) and include picking up and dropping off client in various parts of Cook County.
Assist in the planning of cultural, educational and/or social outings on a regular basis.
Implement the curriculum as designated by the schedule. Facilitating/co-facilitating group discussions.
Address individual youth and group behaviors using motivational interviewing and de-escalation skills.
Ensure safety and well-being of clients during all programming hours.
Complete all required paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.
Bachelor's degree in a human service field required
Two years experience working with at-risk youth
A valid driver’s license and ownership of or ready access to an insured vehicle
Clear driving record
About Youth Outreach Services
Youth Outreach Services promotes the strengths and abilities of youth and families by providing community-based services that empower and enrich each to face life’s challenges with confidence, competence and dignity.