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.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): LPYS 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.

Job Openings

Restorative Justice Program Coordinator
Reports To: La Plata Youth Services Diversion & Restorative Justice Program Manager
The Restorative Justice Program Coordinator’s primary responsibility is to provide the necessary coordination to ensure the ongoing sustainability and vitality of La Plata Youth Services community- and school-based Restorative Justice/Practices programs. The Program Coordinator will assist a team of community- and school-based practitioners to implement Restorative Practices at Tiers 1-3 at the direction of, and in collaboration with, the Diversion & Restorative Justice Program Manager.

Compensation: This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), salaried, non-exempt position. Annual Salary: $38,480.

Benefits: Vacation, sick/personal leave, paid holidays, Individualized Health Care Reimbursement (ICHRA) Benefit, simple IRA retirement benefit, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), annual wellness benefit, parental leave, training budget, and mileage reimbursement.

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.

To Apply:
Please submit the following to be considered for the position: • Letter of Interest - include 1) what aspects about this position interest you; 2) what is your understanding and/or experience with restorative justice and practices; and 3) a statement that demonstrates how you identify with the LPYS' Employment Philosophy, Mission, and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); demonstrating how you identify can include contributions from lived experiences, mentoring, teaching and outreach activities.
• Resume

Applications must be received by: November 15, 2021
Applications should be emailed to: esther@lpys.org


CRC Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project ~ AmeriCorps VISTA
Reports to: La Plata Youth Services Executive Director
Project Period: 9/3/2021 - 9/2/2022

The Program Associate VISTA will increase opportunities for marginalized youth to participate in leadership opportunities, events, and programs; will support youth mentoring activities; and will build outreach efforts and relationships with community partners to strengthen services for youth facing challenges in school, home, or court La Plata County.

Position is office-based in Durango, Colorado.
Position is full-time, approx. 40 hours per week.

Education: A Bachelor's Degree or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training.

To Apply: Create an application in the My AmeriCorps Portal. For assistance with the application and/or scheduling an initial screening, please contact Anna Toth at toth@crcamerica.org.

Position open until filled.