Unified Police Department
  • 07-Jan-2019 to 20-Jan-2019 (MST)
  • Metro Gangs
  • Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • 15.00
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

JOB SUMMARY:

Advocates will provide case management and direct client services to gang involved youth and families. Advocates will be expected to follow evidence based practices and attend required trainings to ensure best practices are being implemented.  Advocates will also assist in program development, community education and resource development.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provide gang specific case management, family support and gang intervention and desistance services to gang involved youth and families.
  • Meet with clients weekly.
  • Follow the Choose Gang Free (CGF) program structure.
  • Communicate effectively with Juvenile Probation and/or JJS Case Managers, DCFS, Schools and other members of treatment team.
  • Maintain accurate case files (physical and electronic).
  • Provide reports for Juvenile and Family courts.
  • Report progress to intervention team monthly.
  • Attend weekly team meetings/case staffing.
  • Arrive on time to all meetings and appointments.
  • Follow all UPD policies and CGF Advocate Code of Ethics.
  • Provide community gang education and prevention training.
  • Participate as a member of local gang reduction coordinating bodies.
  • Assist in program, community education and resource development.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and 2 years' experience in a social service setting or prevention activities preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSA)

Knowledge of:

  • Gang culture and family dynamics.
  • Juvenile Justice Process.
  • What Works Principles.
  • Motivational Interviewing techniques.
  • Local gang issues.
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Skills and Abilities to:

  • Network effectively with a variety of types of organizations, including government agencies, schools, social service agencies, law enforcement, courts/probations/corrections, grassroots organizations.
  • Understand and explain factors leading to gang involvement, community dynamics and history.
  • Demonstrate organization, administration and personnel management skills.
  • Exercise judgment regarding appropriate information sharing, confidentiality requirements, and human relations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Set priorities and work independently in the absence of supervision.
  • Meeting facilitation, conflict resolution, and consensus-building.
  • Work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Use of personal computers and related software applications.
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WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to sit and work at a computer keyboard for extended periods of time.
  • Able to perform general office administrative activities: copying, filing, delivering and using the telephone.
  • Able to lift and move up to 25 pounds occasionally.
  • Able to work at other sites such as schools, juvenile detention and/or the clients residence.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS POSITION

This position does require some travel. All mileage will be reimbursed.

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