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YOUTH ACADEMY COUNSELING & COORDINATOR SPECIALIST 2

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YOUTH ACADEMY COUNSELING & COORDINATOR SPECIALIST 2
355T
Category: Social Services

Definition

Positions at this level are responsible for coordinating the recruiting program, admission screening and application processing functions for the Washington Youth Academy (WYA). Incumbents in this class assist in developing and maintaining an effective recruiting and advertising program and conduct outreach to educate at-risk youth, parents, schools, court officials, and juvenile programs about the WYA as an option for at-risk youth. Incumbents also educate prospective students, parents and guardians about the program and the application process. Positions participate in screening and interviewing of applicants to the WYA and track advertising and recruiting expenses and submit budget requirements and requests.

Typical Work

Assists in developing and maintaining an effective recruiting and advertising program to ensure the WYA is a recognized and respected educational option for at-risk youth;

Assists in developing and maintaining policies and procedures that will facilitate the application process to ensure all interested and eligible at-risk youth/dropouts will be able to apply and compete for admission;

Participates in screening and interviewing applicants to the WYA and assists in selecting candidates who have the best chance of success in meeting their individual and program goals;

Ensures all required youth and mentor application documents are accurate and complete and candidates accepted for enrollment meet all program requirements prior to the in-processing start date;

Develops effective procedures to gather and analyze program data on demographics, performance, trends, etc. that will be applied to constantly improving recruiting and advertising planning, policies, and procedures;

Ensures WYA participants’ biographical information is entered into the National Guard Bureau data bases and reporting system and required reports are accurate and submitted on time;

Tracks advertising and recruiting expenses and submits budget requirements/requests;

Performs other duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

Individuals working with at-risk youth in a residential setting must take and pass pre-employment and periodic drug tests as outlined by Agency policies and procedures.

Individuals working with at-risk youth in a residential setting must complete and pass pre-employment and periodic background checks as outlined by Agency policies and procedures.

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor’s or higher level degree

OR

Experience in casework, counseling, social services, teaching, marketing, public relations, human resource management, planning, directing and / or facilitating youth group activities or experience in a related field will substitute for education on a year-for-year basis.

Class Specification History

New class adopted March 13, 2008, effective March 14, 2008.

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