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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La Plata Youth Services Administrative Assistant (Hourly, Non-Exempt)

The LPYS Administrative Assistant’s primary responsibility is to coordinate administrative office services such as general program and business activities for themselves and others, appointment-setting, records control, and other administrative activities for La Plata Youth Services. Interprets operating policies. Exercises independent judgment in the resolution of administrative problems.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Build and sustain healthy, positive relationships with program participants, including students, families, mentors, other service providers, and program staff
  2. Actively foster the values of LPYS throughout all programming, specifically Social Justice, Integrity, Community, Collaboration, and Compassion
  3. Coordinate and implement general office services including:
  4. oversee phone system, internet, and website
    1. answer and transfer phone calls
    2. respond to general voicemail inquiries
    3. check general agency e-mail account
    4. update all systems
  5. open mail and distribute accordingly
  6. assist with administrative filing
  7. maintain office supply inventory
  8. oversee office equipment repair and maintenance
  9. provide light cleaning and organization of office space
  10. Assist with special events planning and fundraising
  11. track donations in fundraising software and programs
  12. assist the executive director to acknowledge donations
  13. provide special event administrative support; i.e., schedule planning meetings – agenda, minutes, and track next steps
  14. Assist with agency program data administration and evaluation
  15. enter all new referrals into database
  16. assist in scheduling of client appointments
  17. enter and maintain agency program data
  18. Assist with agency accounting and finance tasks
  19. receive and monitor client payments
  20. prepare deposits
  21. assist the executive director and finance manager with annual audit and 990 tax preparation
  22. Assist with agency human resource tasks
  23. process background checks on all new employees and volunteers
  24. prepare payroll
  25. assist the executive director to monitor competitive salaries and benefits
  26. prepare and collect staff time sheets on a monthly basis
  27. Other duties as assigned

MINIMAL REQUIREMENTS/PERFORMANCE STANDARDS: Three years of related experience or relevant coursework; Familiarity with QuickBooks, Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, and grants software; Experience building rapport and constructive relationships through effective verbal and written communication; Spanish-language (speaking/writing) skills preferred

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: High School Diploma or GED (Two years college or equivalent work experience preferred)

Compensation: This is an hourly, non-exempt position. Rate per hour: $13.05 – $15.66 DOE. Hours per week: 24. Hours may increase.

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 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 submit a completed application, resume, and cover letter to our office at 2490 Main Avenue. You may also fax or e-mail the application. katy@lpys.org

Applications due by: Open until filled.

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La Plata County Regional Collaborative Management Program (CMP) in partnership with La Plata Youth Services (LPYS)

Radical Possibilities Mentoring Program
Group Dinner Coordinator (Foodie Extraordinaire!) Contract Position

La Plata County Regional CMP, in partnership with LPYS, is contracting for a temporary contract position funded by the Tony Grampsas Youth Services Program (TGYS), which has a contract timeline of August 6, 2018 – May 17, 2019. The contract is for approximately 10 hours/week at $19.00/hour for 34 weeks (programming is not delivered during 9R school breaks), or total contract amount of $6,460.

The following are the services desired under this contract:

  1. Execute the following in a manner consistent with the philosophy and values of the Radical Possibilities Mentoring Program, specifically:
    • build and sustain healthy, positive relationships with program participants, including students, families, mentors, other service providers, and program staff
    • actively foster the values of LPYS throughout all programming, specifically Social Justice, Integrity, Community, Collaboration, and Compassion  create a warm and welcoming environment for program participants
  2. Development of meal plans for the Radical Possibilities Mentoring Program weekly dinner/activity evenings and any separately-scheduled additional group activities. Identify and/or create meal plans that are in alignment with research-based healthy eating models for youth between the ages of 12 and 15. Engage in a dialogue with program participants about creative food experiences and nutrition. Accommodate dietary restrictions, allergies, and food sensitivities.
  3. Coordination and preparation of the group meal for the Radical Possibilities Mentoring Program weekly dinner/activity evenings. This deliverable includes obtaining food, obtaining cooking supplies if needed, coordinating and managing a cooking team, coordinating and managing a clean-up team, and providing nutrition, health, and/or cooking education during meal preparation. A separate budget will be available for all food and supplies.
  4. Collaboration with program participants of the Radical Possibilities Mentoring Program. Attend bi-weekly planning meetings with program staff and/or mentors and students to evaluate success of the meals and nutrition education component of dinners, identify any changes that may make the meals and nutrition education more accessible for program participants.

Desired Work Experience: A minimum of two years’ professional experience in a culinary setting preferred. Experience working with youth preferred.

Background Checks: All contractors working directly with youth 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 applying for the Foodie Extraordinaire contract position, please submit a resume and cover letter to Miranda Day, Radical Possibilities Program Manager. Materials can be submitted to 2490 Main Avenue, fax to (970) 385-1726, or e-mail to miranda@lpys.org

Applications due by: July 12th at 5pm.

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La Plata Youth Services & La Plata County Regional Collaborative Management Program

Radical Possibilities Program Coordinator (Hourly, Temporary, Non-Exempt)
The Radical Possibilities Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to create and maintain an authentic, healthy, strengths-based, trauma-informed, culturally-competent, hope-oriented, and supportive environment for the youth and other participants in the program. To this end, the Program Coordinator provides coordination of the necessary program components to ensure the ongoing sustainability and vitality of Radical Possibilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Program Coordination
    • Build and sustain healthy, positive relationships with program participants, including students, families, mentors, other service providers, and program staff
    • Actively foster the values of LPYS throughout all programming, specifically Social Jus- tice, Integrity, Community, Collaboration, and Compassion
    •  Engage with RP team (Program Manager, Group Dinner Coordinator, and mentors) to build rapport and accountability, and program-related information sharing
    • Facilitate and lead participation in group activity evenings
    •  Execute mentor and student recruitment with guidance from Program Manager
    •  Actively outreach and engage students and families who are referred to the program, with an intentional focus on creating a sense of belonging and safety, utilizing early relationship building skills, trauma-informed approaches, cultural sensitivity, and providing the consistency and time necessary to support student readiness for engagement
    • Conduct intake meeting with students and families, check in with families twice dur- ing program, conduct exit interview with students and families at end of program
    • Maintain relationships with students, families, and mentors throughout program as needed in order to provide referrals for additional support services
    • Provide secondary consultation and crisis intervention support to mentors, as needed
    • Attend monthly 1:1 clinical supervision, or more as needed
  2. Operations Coordination
    • Assist in the development and compilation of written materials in order to create program documentation, including policies and procedures, training materials, activities and resource guides, screening and recruitment materials, tracking tools, surveys and evaluations, promotional materials, informational packets, and other materials as identified
    • Develop group programming and curriculum for group activity evenings designed to create healthy relationship experiences, build hope, strengthen resilience, and be culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, future-oriented, asset-building, and strengths-based
    • Identify community activities and events for mentors and students
  • Handle tracking and collection of mentor time sheets, reimbursement sheets, and other program paperwork as needed
  •  Coordinate collection and organization of outcome data including pre/post surveys and paper evaluations
  • Other efforts as necessary in order to support the successful coordination of the program and delivery of services to students

C. Participate as a contributing member of LPYS team.

  • Attend LPYS team meetings support the programming efforts of the LPCR CMP Program Coordinator
  • Attend and actively participate in LPYS fundraisers
  • Support organizational development by involvement with planning workgroups and special projects
  • Attend ongoing training sessions and seminars as needed
  • Engage in the following as needed: speaking, workshops, etc., that address youth issues
  • Participate in hiring of new staff
  • Sustain professional and positive working relationships with staff
  • Knowledge of and adherence to organizational hierarchy, goals, operations, and mission statement
  • Represent the organization in a respectful way both on and off the job
  • Notify supervisor as needed with high risk clients, client emergencies and/or if client situation is deteriorating
  •  Share in office maintenance

D. Other Duties as Assigned

  • PERFORMANCE STANDARDS
  •  Committed to the success of the program
  •  Flexible, reliable, friendly and conscientious
  •  Able to work with both youth and adults with a respectful and non-judgmental attitude
  • Capable of being appropriately responsive to challenging and/or crisis situations
  • One on one, group, telephone and written communication skills
  • Organization skills
  •  Compliance with confidentiality and mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect

Desired Work Experience: A minimum of two years’ professional experience in a human services related field. Experience in a program coordination role.Education: Master’s degree in human services related field preferred.

Compensation: This is a temporary (mid-July to mid-May), hourly, non-exempt position. Position will continue each program year. Rate per hour: $15.86 – $19.76 DOE. Hours per week: 20. Hours may increase.

Benefits: Vacation, sick leave, health insurance monthly stipend (paid as additional taxable in- come), simple IRA, annual 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 the Radical Possibilities Program, 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/em- ployment-opportunities/. You may also fax (970) 385-1726 or e-mail the application. miranda@lpys.org

Applications due by: July 9th at 5pm.

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

Program Start/End Date : 07/09/2018 – 07/09/2019

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