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Otter Tail County Transition Coordinator in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

Otter Tail County is accepting applications for a full-time Transition Coordinator position. The purpose of the Transition Coordinator position is to work directly with delinquent juvenile clients at home, work, school, and in the community. Transition Coordinators prepare juveniles and their families for a return home after an out-of-home placement (reactive) as well as work with juveniles and their families to prevent an out-of-home placement (proactive). They are responsible for coordinating multiple services, engaging in comprehensive case planning, and serving as a pro-social mentor for our troubled juvenile clients while operating the Teen Leadership Program. Examples of Duties: Respond as needed for emergency contact. This includes but not limited to Probation Agents, law enforcement, school officials, clients, and client family members. Complete comprehensive case planning with a validated risk/need assessment as a guide, ensuring the juvenile, juvenile s family, and Probation Agent are involved. Support healthy juvenile and family engagement. Promptly respond to messages to ensure a pro-social mentor approach and transport juveniles as necessary. Guide juveniles to develop prosocial activity through sports, arts, employment, etc. Enhance life skills of juveniles by educating on finances, shopping, laundry, self-care, etc. Develop professional relationships with school officials, treatment providers, and other stakeholders. Guide development of prosocial peer networks with our juveniles. Establish and maintain cooperative agreements, facility memberships, program alliances, and community support. Remain current with knowledge and changes in the field of corrections. Work a non-traditional and varied schedule to best support juveniles. Maintain timely chronological case notes and prepare quarterly reports. Perform other duties as assigned. May assist with duties and responsibilities as outlined in the County Emergency Operations Plan and Continuity of Operations Plan. This position is regularly scheduled to work 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. The 2020 starting salary for this position is $18.22 per hour, depending on qualifications, with advancement to $27.32 per hour. The selection process will include an online employment application and supplemental questionnaire. Semi-finalists will be invited to interview. Finalists will be required to pass a background investigation prior to hire. A standard six month probation period applies. To apply for this position, visit our website On-line applications are stored on a secure site. Only you and authorized employees of Otter Tail County have access to the information submitted. When filling out any employment application materials for Otter Tail County, you must include your entire employment and education history. Failure to do so may render your application incomplete. Eligible veterans as defined by Minnesota Statute 197.447 may claim Veterans Preference during the hiring process. A DD214 and required supporting documentation must be included with the employment application to receive preference. All employment offers are contingent upon the applicant passing a background investigation which may include, but are not limited to, gathering information from the following sources: Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, other law enforcement agencies, court documents, educational institutions, previous employers, Minnesota Driver and Vehicle Services, military records, Immigration and Naturalization Services, and known associates of the applicant. Criminal convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. Making false statements or withholding information during the hiring process will cause you to be barred from employment or removed from employment. Otter Tail County is a