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, health insurance monthly stipend (paid as additional taxable income), simple IRA, annual wellness benefit, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and mileage reimbursement.

Background Checks: All staff must participate in a sex offender 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:

1) La Plata Youth Services Youth Advocate (Salaried, Non-Exempt)

The LPYS Youth Advocate’s primary responsibility is to provide LPYS programs directly to high-risk youth and their families in the best interest of the child.

Position contact: Stephanie Smith, Diversion Program Manager: stephanie@lpys.org

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2) La Plata County Collaborative Management Program (CMP) Coordinator (Salaried, Exempt)

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

  • La Plata County IOG, the CMP Interagency Oversight Group for La Plata County;
  • School, judicial, and Family Engagement ISSTs for La Plata County;
  • Community-in-Schools Partnership Program, a CMP prevention program;
  • Radical Possibilities Mentorship Program, a CMP prevention program;
  • School Based Restorative Practices, a CMP prevention program;
  • As well as additional ISST and prevention programming identified through the strategic planning and MOU processes and direction of the LPC IOG.

As a collaborative position, the La Plata County CMP Coordinator is employed by La Plata Youth Services, and is directed by the LPC IOG. The CMP Coordinator supports the development and implementation of community-based youth service programming, providing effective, multi-system responses to youth struggling with significant, adverse barriers to positive school, community, and social engagement. These goals are accomplished by prioritizing collaboration with multiple youth-serving partners in La Plata County and the 6th Judicial District, supervision of CMP staff, and through the monitoring and leadership of established programming. The objective of the La Plata County CMP is to develop community-based programming which utilizes a strengths-based, trauma-informed, and culturally-responsive 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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