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Pueblo County Government Diversion Counselor Grant Funded in Pueblo, Colorado

Position: Diversion Counselor - Grant FundedDuties: Provides counseling and related services to juveniles and adultscharged with crimes.Work involves assessing juveniles and adults for the diversion program anddeveloping and implementing diversion plans. The program provides alternativetreatment/punishment for first time offenders. Counselors independentlycomplete assignments, coordinating matters as needed and resolving mostproblems encountered in the work; new, policy and procedural matters arereferred to others.Reviews juvenile and adult case reports and identifies those suitable fordiversion.Counsels juvenile and adult offenders. Explains to interested parties thediversion program and its benefits.Develops individual diversion plans for offenders; coordinate plans withother agencies, individuals and entities involved.Monitors plans, maintains contact with parties involved.Maintains liaison on cases with schools, law enforcement and communityagencies.Maintains program records and files and prepares correspondence and reports.Speaks before community and school groups.Accepts and receipts program fees.Performs other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.Fills in for other staff as necessary and/or required.Attends meetings, classes and trainings as required or requested bysupervisor.Encouraged to recommend changes to improve procedures that would result inefficiencies, cost savings and safety.Communicates actively, clearly and regularly with supervisor and co-workerson all work-related topics.Understands, observes and complies with all Governmental, Pueblo Countyand Departmental policies, procedures and protocols when performing jobduties.Possesses excellent oral and written skills to communicate effectively.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with Pueblo Countyemployees from same or different departments/offices, entities and customers.Effectively manages multiple projects at once.Effectively deals with stressful situations.Easily adapts to sudden and unexpected changes in work assignments.Requirements: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college oruniversity in Counseling, Social Work or Criminal Justice field required.One year of experience in Counseling, Social Work or Criminal JusticeOther Requirements: Modern office practices and procedures.Ability to operate standard office equipment, including typewriters,computers, computer software, calculators, printers, copiers,scanners and facsimile machines.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with outsideagencies and department, the staffs at various facilities such as,co-workers, law enforcement personnel, general public and juveniles andadults encountered in the work.Knowledge of criminal justice system; of counseling concepts and techniques.Ability to counsel juvenile and adult offenders.Must successfully pass background check.Preferred: Fluent in Spanish preferred.Wage: $3,308.00 - $4,961.00 Monthly, non-exemptShift: Full-time 1st shiftJob Site: Pueblo, CO 81003Benefits: 17 Holidays/yr, sick and vacation leave, health, vision,dental insurance. See announcement for details under benefits.Application Instructions: If you meet the minimum requirements for thisposition, please click on How to Apply to view application information. Youmust be registered with Connecting Colorado to view the applicationinformation (registration is available at no cost)Apply by 8/2/2021 5:00 PM

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