Youth Resource Assistant
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knoweldge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Performs required actions for the intake of truant juveniles.
- Evaluates situation to determine if truancy has occurred.
- Contacts school and parents to inform of truancy incident.
- Refers truant juvenile and parents to appropriate service providers as needed.
- Researches records for attendance and criminal history. Notifies appropriate authorities of truancy.
- Monitors juvenile’s behavior while at center.
- Prepares periodic and ad hoc reports as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Knowledge of Florida statutes pertaining to truancy.
- Knowledge of appropriate Department of Juvenile Justice, police and school procedures.
- Knowledge of the programs and resources available for assisting parents and juveniles.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to work with a diverse population.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and two (2) years experience working with juveniles, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Last revision date: October 2001