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, paid holidays, simple IRA, health insurance monthly stipend, 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:

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School-Based Restorative Practices Facilitator (Salaried, 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 (SBRPF) will be responsible for facilitating and coordinating restorative practices and managing school-based Diversion clients year-round. This includes, but is not limited to RJ practices facilitation, reporting, evaluation, networking, and communication. During summer months, will help to create and maintain a safe, productive environment for youth and volunteers participating in the LPYS Summer Program, and planning for implementation of Restorative Practices in the following school year.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate and coordinate restorative practices in response to behavioral incidents, conflicts, including reintegration into the school environment after suspension or expulsion;
  • Mentor and coach selected in-school personnel to educate, facilitate, and coordinate restorative practices (Tiers 1-3) proactively, and to facilitate repair of relationships, and harm.
  • Develop and document policies and procedures, in coordination with the Restorative Practices Implementation Team (RPIT).
  • 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.
  • Work with key personnel to identify students that are at-risk for truancy, suspension, expulsion.
  • Advocate for youth and families having difficulty receiving needed services and obtain linkages to service providers.
  • 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.
  • Adhere to the state of Colorado Restorative Justice Standards of Practice developed by the RJ Colorado Council.
  • Support the logistical needs of the LPYS Summer Program.
  • Support LPYS Summer Program camper’s needs.
  • Maintain strong communication with other members of LPYS Summer Program leadership.

Other Duties as Assigned.

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 and
  • Experience with group facilitation or mediation.
  • One on one, group, telephone; written communication and organization skills.
  • Comply with confidentiality and mandated reporting of child abuse, neglect, and harm to self or others.

Education: A Bachelor’s Degree in the human service field or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training.

Compensation: This is a salaried non-exempt position. Annual salary $28,288.

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.

Position Open:

Miller Middle School

  • Training-shadowing for first month of employment at MMS (May 2019)
  • LPYS Summer Program support and program planning for next school year (June – August 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: Open until filled.