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.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): LPYS is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce and strives to embed DEI principles into everyday practices. La Plata Youth Services hosts a DEI Working Group, which consists of LPYS employees who meet regularly to discuss and support organizational needs in regards to DEI. Additionally, LPYS is engaged in an internal professional development initiative focused on DEI, which includes opportunities to gain knowledge and build skills to better serve marginalized populations. Examples include self-study resources, intra-agency learning groups, and working with an organizational consultant to address inequities within LPYS.
LPYS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Background Checks: All staff, volunteers, and interns 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.
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