Serve on a team of Juvenile Case Managers for a truancy prevention and intervention program designed to provide case management and support services to students and families who are considered truant. Using individual judgment and discretion, provides identification/assessment, truancy intervention, and community-based referrals to social services for juveniles and their families. Job duties include, but are not limited to the following:

Conducts home/school visits to perform pre-court assessments and interviews with students and families; connecting students and parents/guardians to community resources.
Attends Municipal Court hearings to provide judges with background information on students and makes recommendations on appropriate sanctions.
Maintains client documentation, case files and tracking system.
Works with community-based organizations, law enforcement, and juvenile justice agencies to maximize youth and parent compliance.
Conducts truancy education and awareness presentations; attends mandatory trainings; participates in summer programming; other duties and assignments as needed.
Applicant must be available on scheduled evenings to attend Municipal Court dockets, workshops, and / or conduct home visits as well as some weekends for community service projects. General office setting.
Requires a Bachelor's degree with major course work in Criminal Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or Social Work.

Two years of professional experience in juvenile court programs or related social services work are required.

Valid Texas Driver's License and compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).

Preference shall be given to candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish and have demonstrated case management and outreach experience. Strong organizational, computer, writing and communication skills are also preferred.

Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.

Grants & Special Funded positions are dependent upon continued available funds. If funding is no longer available, employees may be laid off or transferred. Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

$20.11 - $22.35 Hourly

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