Community Specialist I-Chester – Chester County, SC

Entry level specialist position that provides case management coordination services to include assessment, interviewing, planning, monitoring, advocacy, direct supervision and intervention of youth referred to the Department of Juvenile Justice. Serves as the primary case manager for youth referred to DJJ through intake or on probation or parole supervision. Interviews youth, their family and any service providers serving the youth to assess youth’s level of functioning, strengths and needs. Provides a comprehensive plan of supervision for the assigned youth who may be serving secure commitments, placed in alternative settings or residing in the community. Develops a comprehensive picture of the youth’s service and treatment needs. Intercedes and advocates on behalf of youth and their families to ensure appropriate, timely and consistent services. Develops and brokers community services where gap exists. Provides alternatives to incarceration through the use of graduated responses and promotes community safety. Maintains case files, to include JJMS data entry, according to Agency Policy and procedures. Promotes restorative justice practices to address the repair of harm / compensation to victim and community. Conducts pre-release assessments for appropriate services, living arrangements, and formulates plans for clients re-entry to the community. Prepares reports and conducts meetings. Participates in job related training and workshops for professional growth. Conducts other duties as assigned, required or requested.

Community Specialist I – $30,170. A bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences, criminal justice or related field. Experience in strength-based case management and work with community-based programs, criminal justice or equivalent related experience.

Community Specialist II
– $31,963. A bachelor’s degree in behavioral sciences, criminal justice, or related field. At least one (1) year experience in strength-based case management and work with community-based programs, criminal justice or equivalent related experience.

Applicants indicating college credit or degree(s) on the application will be required to bring a copy of their college transcript to the interview. Please note that an official, certified copy of the transcript will be required within a specific timeframe after hiring if it is a minimum requirement and/or is indicated on the application. Failure to produce an official, certified transcript may result in not being hired or termination.

Applications are incomplete if you fail to answer all supplemental questions, education and work history. Incomplete applications are not referred to hiring managers. Applications are accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the stated closing date.

You will be asked to provide a certified transcript if selected for a position requiring a degree. A background investigation will be conducted that may include, but not limited to, criminal records, driver’s license and child abuse registry prior to an offer of employment. Additionally, a medical examination and drug testing may be required. Please provide an explanation for any gaps in employment. A resume maybe attached with your application, but not substituted for completing the work history section of the application.


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