DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Work involves responsibility for administrative duties in support of a youth services program or programs. Administrative duties involve development, implementation and coordination of procedures for identifying youth problems and for evaluating the effectiveness of youth programs to meet these needs. Work also involves assisting the Director in providing a wide variety of technical assistance to youth program operators. May be designated to serve as Runaway and Homeless Youth Service Coordinator. Work is performed under general supervision of the Youth Director. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
When designated to serve as Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) Services Coordinator:*
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the typical problems and needs of modern youth; good knowledge of the organization and operation of community agencies; good knowledge of community agencies, facilities and services which can be utilized to aid youth; good knowledge of human services research methods, including both library and field research; good knowledge of community organization techniques; working knowledge of community and public relations techniques; working knowledge of governmental budgetary practices and procedures; ability to coordinate interagency group discussions; ability to organize and present data, reports and recommendations clearly and concisely in written and oral form; ability to communicate effectively; ability to plan and organize work; tact; resourcefulness; diplomacy; integrity.
Bachelors degree in psychology, social work, education, or related field and one (1) year of full-time paid experience with a youth or community organization.
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
*Required responsibilities of designated runaway and homeless youth service coordinator, as set forth in 9 NYCRR 182-1.15(c)
1/93; 10/97; 5/09; 4/18; 7/21
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512