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Transition Support Specialist

Company: Eckerd Connects
Location: Clearwater
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Working with us takes a certain kind of person; we want someone who identifies with our values and is willing to challenge themselves both personally and professionally. We seek employees who are passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others. Eckerd Connects' Project Bridge provides transitional services to boys and girls ages 11-21 reintegrating back to their home communities from residential commitment programs. Through an innovative partnership, this program supports the mission and vision of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) to increase post-placement stability of youth through transition coordination from residential placement. Join us on our mission to "Provide and share solutions that promote the well-being of children, young adults, and families in need of a second chance." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Qtn-KpLpc&t=2s Please follow the link for more information about this program: https://eckerd.org/juvenile-justice-services/community-based-services/project-bridgePosition ConceptThis position will lead support activities for life, academic, vocational and evidence-based skill building through the use of various curricula. Provide supervision to ensure the safety and appropriate social behavior of youth. The position will closely coordinate activities with the Transition Coordinator.Essential FunctionsMaintain socially appropriate behavior of youth through sanctioned and designed de-escalation skills and disciplinary procedures.Serve as a positive role model to youth at all times through appearance, attitude, and behavior.Serve as support for implementing and facilitating remedial education, tutoring and GED prep.Serve as a mentor for skill building and employability development.Assist with coordination and transportation of youth to obtain documents necessary for employment.Logistically coordinate and schedule youth in the assigned Circuit for transportation to and from services.Transport youth to job sites for interviews, community service projects and/or any other request performed by the Transition Coordinator.Maintain sight and sound supervision of youth. Provide a safe and secure environment for all staff and youth.Implement the behavior management system and documentation as necessary.Responsible for safe operation of Project Bridge Transition vehicles assigned during duty.Position SpecificationsEducation: High school diploma or equivalent required. Two years of college coursework in social or human service field preferred.Experience: One year full time paid or volunteer experience working with at-risk or delinquent youth preferred.Skills: Able to present creative recreational or leisure activities. Requires a good understanding of group dynamics, group leadership and crisis intervention. Group management, observation, and documentation procedures. Prefer strong understanding of juvenile delinquent rehabilitation methods within a residential program. Will be required to comply with training as identified by contract. Requires strong communication skills, both written and verbal.Physical Demands: Job requires constant supervision of clients on-site. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds. Extensive walking and standing involved. Must be capable of transporting clients. Must be free of communicable diseases as defined by the state and to the extent that knowledge is attainable under the law. Must be in good physical health and emotionally stable.Other: Must meet state background screening requirements.Travel: Must be able to meet requirements for Eckerd's Auto Insurance and be able to drive for business purposes. Must maintain an appropriate and valid state driver's license and meet DJJ youth transportation eligibility requirements.*This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a person assigned to this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties that may be performed by a person so classified. Make more than a Living, Make a Difference We provide our employees with numerous opportunities for growth, education, advancement, and the chance to contribute to business objectives. We offer competitive salaries and an excellent comprehensive benefits package including: Health, Dental and Vision Insurance - 19 days of Paid Time Off the first year - 11 paid holidays - Retirement savings plan with employer match up to 5% - Flexible spending accounts - Paid short-term and long-term disability - Group Term Life and AD&D Insurance - Voluntary term life insurance Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, and founded in 1968 by philanthropists, Jack and Ruth Eckerd, Eckerd Connects is one of the largest national nonprofit child and family service organizations in the United States. Eckerd provides a full continuum of life-changing behavioral health, child welfare services, and workforce development through multiple offices and facilities nationwide that strengthen families, assist young adults, and help children succeed. Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc. ("Eckerd Connects") considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, age, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Eckerd Connects is a drug-free workplace and utilizes E-verify to confirm employment eligibility.*CB#EckCFLTSS PI197685681

Keywords: Eckerd Connects, Clearwater , Transition Support Specialist, Other , Clearwater, Florida

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