Employment Opportunities

Employment Philosophy: LPYS seeks individuals to join our team who value making a positive impact in the lives of youth and families. The ideal applicant will be hard-working, a team player, and passionate about working with young people. LPYS provides employees a supportive, cooperative environment in addition to training and on-going professional development.

Mission: La Plata Youth Services supports and advocates for youth facing challenges in school, home, or court.

Benefits: Vacation, sick leave, simple IRA, health insurance monthly stipend, wellness benefit, and mileage reimbursement.

Background Checks: All staff must participate in a child abuse registry check, Colorado Bureau of Investigation check, and driving history check. Staff must also show proof of auto insurance and submit a copy of diploma or certificate of training.

If you are interested in employment with La Plata Youth Services, please fill out an application and return it with a resume and cover letter to our office at 2490 Main Avenue. You may also fax or e-mail the application. info@lpys.org

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Current Job Openings:

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School-Based Restorative Practices Facilitator (Temporary, Hourly, Non-Exempt) Reports to: La Plata Youth Services Diversion Program Manager, LPYS Restorative Justice Coordinator, and School Designated Point-Person

Description: The School-Based Restorative Practices Facilitator is an Expelled and At Risk Student Services (EARSS) Grant funded position through La Plata Youth Services. The position will be responsible for implementing and coordinating restorative justice practices and managing school-based Diversion clients at school. This includes, but is not limited to RJ practices facilitation, reporting and evaluation, and networking and communication.

Responsibilities:

  •  In coordination with Restorative Justice Implementation Team (RPIT), facilitate and coordinate restorative justice circles in response to behavioral incidents, conflicts, and reintegration into the school environment after suspension or expulsion;
  •  Mentor and coach selected in-school personnel to educate, facilitate, and coordinate restorative justice practices (Tiers 1-3) in response to behavioral incidents, conflicts, and reintegration into the school environment after suspension or expulsion, with a goal to long-term program sustainability;
  • Develop and document policies and procedures for an ongoing restorative justice program, which may also be adapted by subsequent schools;
  • Establish and maintain key relationships (includes schools, law enforcement, community resources, etc.);
  • Implement initial and on-going assessment of youth and family needs to develop agreements, and respond to youth’s needs when in a crisis situation and consult Diversion Program Manager;
  • Advocate for youth and families having difficulty receiving needed services and help them access those services;
  • Administer surveys to participating youth and staff; record participant and activities data in appropriate data base, in order to document efficacy and outcomes of the program;
  • Notify School Designated Point-Person of successful or unsuccessful completion of agreements through documentation;
  • Attend regular meetings, trainings (local, regional, and state), and project specific conference calls; and
  •  Adhere to the state of Colorado Restorative Justice Standards of Practice developed by the RJ Colorado Council.Qualifications:
  • school-based, systems-related experience required (includes promoting and guiding change within school systems, implementing practices and policies);
  • Experience working with youth in conflict/crisis;
  • Knowledge of and training in restorative justice practices, theoretical framework, and philosophy; trauma-informed care;
  • Experience with group facilitation or mediation;
  • One on one, group, telephone; written communication and organization skills; and
  • Compliance with confidentiality and mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect. Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in the human service field or any equivalent combination ofeducation, experience, and/or training.Compensation: This is a temporary, hourly, non-exempt position. Hourly pay $17.00/hr. Benefits: Vacation, sick leave, health insurance monthly stipend (paid as additional taxable income), simple IRA, annual wellness benefit, and mileage reimbursement.
    Background Checks: All staff must participate in a background check, and driving history check. Staff must also show proof of auto insurance and submit a copy of diploma or certificate of training.

    Positions Open:

  • Durango High School, Target Start Date: October 1, 2018 1424 total hours in 2018-19 school-year (October 1, 2018-August 16, 2019)
  • Escalante Middle School, Target Start Date: October 1, 2018 1068 total hours in 2018-19 school-year (October 1, 2018-August 16, 2019)If you are interested in employment with La Plata Youth Services, please submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter to our office at 2490 Main Avenue. Application can be accessed from the La Plata Youth Services website: http://www.lpys.org/about- lpys/employment-opportunities/.You may also fax (970) 385-1726 or e-mail the application to dillon@lpys.org Applications due by: Friday, September 14th.

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VISTA

LPYS is now accepting applications for a new AmeriCorps VISTA position as the CMP Program Development Assistant!

Program Start/End Date : 11/09/2018 – 11/09/2019

Member Duties : The VISTA will support program development through research, community outreach, and systems building.

• Research evidence-based and evidence-informed practices to help identify programming to address service gaps.

• Co-Create presentations of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices to promote dialogue with collaborative members and the community-at-large.

• Actively participate in all CMP-related meetings and create related program documentation, including grant writing and reporting, strategic planning, and process implementation, and Collaborative support.

• Create and refine marketing and promotional materials

• Track, collect, and manage data from various programs to then compile into informative reports

• Assist with updates for manuals, policies, trainings, and curriculum

Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Childcare assistance if eligible , Training , Living Allowance , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance .

Register and apply using the following link :

https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=80464&fromSearch=true