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


Current Job Openings:


La Plata County Collaborative Management Program (CMP) Coordinator (1.0 FTE, Exempt)

The LPC CMP Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to provide the necessary direction and leadership to ensure the ongoing sustainability and vitality of the La Plata County Collaborative Management Program (CMP), comprised specifically of:

  • ALPCS IOG, the CMP Interagency Oversight Group for Archuleta and La Plata Counties;
  • SMART Collaborative, the decision-making body for La Plata County programming;
  • SMART ISST, the community-based ISST for La Plata County;
  • Community-in-Schools Partnership Program, a CMP prevention program;
  • Radical Possibilities Therapeutic Mentorship Program, a CMP prevention program;
  • LPYS Truancy Intervention Program, a CMP prevention program;
  • as well as additional ISST and prevention programming identified through the strategic planning and MOU processes and direction of the SMART Collaborative and/or the ALPCS IOG.

As a collaborative position, the La Plata County CMP Coordinator is employed by La Plata Youth Services, works for the ALPCS IOG, and takes direction from the SMART Collaborative. Through working in close collaboration with multiple youth-serving partners in La Plata County and the 6th Judicial District, through supervision of staff, interns, and volunteers, and through facilitative leadership of established programming, the CMP Coordinator leads and directs the development and implementation of community-based youth serving programs to meet the goal of providing effective, multi-system responses to youth struggling with significant, adverse barriers to positive school, community, and social engagement. The objective of the La Plata County CMP is to develop community-based programming which utilizes a strengths-based, trauma-informed, culturally-appropriate continuum of services designed to improve school and community engagement, reduce negative behavioral incidents, improve personal resilience, and strengthen short- and long-term supports.

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To apply, 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 to katy@lpys.org. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, February 14th COB.


School-Based Restorative Practices Facilitator, Independent Contractor Position

Description: The School-Based Restorative Practices Facilitator is aJuvenile Restorative Justice Diversion grant funded contract position through La Plata Youth Services. The position will be responsible for implementing and coordinating restorative justice practices at Miller Middle School. This includes, but is not limited to RJ practices facilitation, reporting and evaluation, and networking and communication.

School Based MMS RP Facilitator Contract Position Description_2-1-2018

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by Wednesday, February 14th COB to scott@lpys.org [no application necessary]. You may also submit these materials to our office at 2490 Main Avenue.