Youth Resource Assistant

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SUMMARY: Under close supervision, provides assistance to truant juveniles, reports truancy to appropriate authorities; and performs related duties as assigned.

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)
  1. Performs required actions for the intake of truant juveniles.
  2. Evaluates situation to determine if truancy has occurred.
  3. Contacts school and parents to inform of truancy incident.
  4. Refers truant juvenile and parents to appropriate service providers as needed.
  5. Researches records for attendance and criminal history. Notifies appropriate authorities of truancy.
  6. Monitors juvenile’s behavior while at center.
  7. 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.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves light work in an office setting. There is frequent need to sit, talk and/or hear and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and two (2) years experience working with juveniles, or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

FLSA Code: E
B/U: None
Last revision date: October 2001
 
Overtime: Yes
 
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