Community Services Specialist-Laurens County Dept of Juvenile Justice

Date Posted: March 25, 2021

Deadline: March 31, 2021

Organization: Laurens County

Location: Laurens

City: Laurens

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Job Type: Full Time

Wages/Salary: Hiring Range - Min. $26,720.00 The South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice offers an exceptional benefits package for FTE positions that includes: Health, dental and life insurances 15 days annual (vacation) leave per year 15 days sick leave per year 13 paid holidays State retirement plan and deferred compensation programs

Requirements:

Minimum and Additional Requirements

State Requirements: A high school diploma.  Related clerical experience may be substituted for a high school diploma


Agency Requirements: A high school diploma.

Note: If any Agency Requirements are listed above, applicants must also meet those requirements to be considered for the position. Salary may vary depending on experience and qualifications. Candidates must present documentation of their attainment of college degree(s) at the time of interview. Documentation must be either an official or unofficial copy of the college transcript or Letter of Verification of Degree from the institution's Registrar's Office. If the candidate selected for the position provided an unofficial copy, it must be replaced with an official copy on or before the HR processing date.
 

Preferred Qualifications

Two (2) years of clerical experience preferred. Ability to communicate effectively with the public in handling inquiries and communicating information. Ability to develop knowledge of Community-Based services and as needed share these service provider contacts to benefit juveniles, their families and victims. Knowledge of word processing, current office management practices and the ability to learn how to use the Juvenile Justice Management System (JJMS).  Knowledge of grammatical rules, language usage and report formatting; the ability to organize and support office activities. Knowledge of the care and operations of standard office equipment and machines. Annually scheduled performance review; information conferences as required or requested. Works independently or groups with some discretion when needed. Must be able to work with non-incarcerated and incarcerated youth and their families. Some overnight travel for training as needed.  Must be able to drive and travel throughout the state.  Must be able to physically lift up to 25lbs. This position performs job duties relating to the custody, control, transportation, or recapture of juveniles within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice and the employee may have direct and direct contact with juveniles within the jurisdiction of the Department of Juvenile Justice. Training applicable to these duties will be provided.

Job Description:

Under general supervision plans, organizes and supervises administrative activities in an assigned County office.  Provides coordination and support for basic case management activities. Receives and screens all general office mail and calls, making appropriate referrals, personally solving problems as needed and answering questions that require knowledge of assigned County office. Types and uploads official correspondence for support of office activities and ensures compliance with format, verifying that grammar, spelling and punctuation are correct. Maintains a system for documenting walk-in referrals and managing contract, diversion and administrative supervision of youth as needed. Maintains inactive case files, according to agency policy and procedures and prepares files for archiving. Prepares statistical and office activity reports. Assists staff in preparing reports and assists in delivery and receipt of court paperwork as needed. Maintains records of purchases and equipment inventory logs. Participates in job-related training and workshops for professional growth. Performs other related duties as requested or required

Schedule:
Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)
Application Process:
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.
Employer Address:

100 Hillcrest Square
Laurens, SC 29360
United States

Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, or disability.