Bristol, Youth & Family Coordinator


 City of Bristol 




SUMMARY: Provides casework services including counseling, guidance, outreach and crisis intervention to young people and their families; works with local and state agencies, the Juvenile Justice System and community, social, civic and religious groups to develop programs to assist young people and to ameliorate conditions leading to delinquency or harm.  Plans work according to client needs, administrative schedule, and Bureau routine.  Establishes priorities and adjusts schedule to meet emergencies.  Interviews young people referred to Youth and Community Services (Bureau) by Department of Children and Families, police, courts, schools or private organizations.  Assesses needs of person with cultural sensitivity.  Determines program to assist person.  Works closely with schools, police, courts, employers, health and assistance agencies to develop programs to meet the social/emotional needs of young people.  Regularly visits home, schools and coordinating agencies.   Serves on Juvenile Review Board and participates in planning for referred youthful offenders.  Coordinates programs and services with state, regional, and community organizations.  Coordinates emergency placements of families with service needs, as well as delinquent, runaways, and/or abused youth.  Evaluates services provided to young people by contracted agencies.  Prepares statistical and narrative reports of some complexity.  Administers division (Bureau) and Juvenile Justice Services in the absence of the Supervisor.  Markets programs and educates the public through news releases, brochures, and in speaking to civic, cultural and social organizations.  Prepares and maintains case records and related files.  Acts as an advocate of young people in pre-hearing or pre-sentence proceedings in Court and at planning and placement team meetings with schools, State and local agencies.  Assigns, trains and supervises volunteers and interns. May be required to attend professional development training.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Requires a Bachelor's degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or some closely related field.  Ability to relate to young people and two (2) years of experience in young people casework, counseling, or group work.  Background in therapeutic recreation, play therapy and/or adventure-based counseling.  Bilingual in Spanish or American Sign Language is a plus.  Must be proficient in the use of computer applications.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATIONS:  Requires CT Motor Vehicle Operator's License.  A Public Service License must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.

BENEFITS include Defined Benefit Pension Plan, generous time off (personal days, perfect attendance days, vacation, accrued sick leave, including 12 full day & 2 half day holidays) & insurance package (medical, dental, vision care, prescriptions, life, and short term disability).

SALARY: $61,450 - and up to $75,400/yr. (dependent upon experience).




DEADLINE:   Friday, May 5, 2023.



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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