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:

  • 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
  • Coordinate and implement general office services including:
    1. oversee phone system, internet, and website
    – answer and transfer phone calls
    – respond to general voicemail inquiries
    – check general agency e-mail account
    – update all systems                                                                                                            2. open mail and distribute accordingly
    3. assist with administrative filing
    4. maintain office supply inventory
    5. oversee office equipment repair and maintenance
    6. provide light cleaning and organization of office space
  •  Assist with special events planning and fundraising
    1. track donations in fundraising software and programs
    2. assist the executive director to acknowledge donations
    3. provide special event administrative support; i.e., schedule planning meetings – agenda, minutes, and track next steps
  • Assist with agency program data administration and evaluation
    1. enter all new referrals into database
    2. assist in scheduling of client appointments
    3. enter and maintain agency program data
  • Assist with agency accounting and finance tasks
    1. receive and monitor client payments
    2. prepare deposits
    3. assist the executive director and finance manager with annual audit and 990 tax preparation
  • Assist with agency human resource tasks
    1. process background checks on all new employees and volunteers
    2. prepare payroll
    3. assist the executive director to monitor competitive salaries and benefits
  • Assist with agency human resource tasks
    1. process background checks on all new employees and volunteers
    2. prepare payroll
    3. assist the executive director to monitor competitive salaries and benefits            4. prepare and collect staff time sheets on a monthly basis
  • 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.

Applications due by: May 18 at 5pm

VISTA

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