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Program Coordinator – JCAPS

November 8, 2017 4:01 pm

Job Details

Company: Seward County

Address: 515 N. Washington

Location: Liberal, KS

Zip: 67901

Phone Number:

Fax Number:

Email: [email protected]


Job Position: Full Time

This position serves under the authority of the 26th Judicial District JCAPS Director, and is responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of the 26th Judicial District’s reinvestment grant program TRANSFORM.

The Program Coordinator plays a crucial role in the 26th Judicial District by providing evidence – based programming to assist offenders in the community and schools as well as to protect the public safety.  If you are ready for a challenge and the opportunity to make a difference, apply today!

The 26th Judicial District Juvenile Corrections and Prevention Services (JCAPS) Program Coordinator position encompasses administrative support responsibility for developing, implementing, and evaluating the 26th Judicial District’s reinvestment grant program, “TRANSFORM – Taking Responsibility, Action, and Necessary Steps to Feel for Others and to Renew Myself.”  This program will utilize the evidence – based programs of AMIkids Day Treatment Program, Peaceful Alternatives to Tough Situations (PATTS), and the WhyTry Program, among others.

The job involves making independent decisions within the context of professional standards, broad policies, and general goals.  The Program Coordinator assumes the responsibility for handling emergency situations arising with youth and families.

The Program Coordinator should possess excellent communications and public relations skills; have superb supervisory and organization skills and be capable of dealing with significant stress throughout a 24-hour period.

The ideal candidate should bring a good knowledge of local service agencies and organizations; some knowledge of juvenile court procedures; knowledge of counseling techniques and principles; good communication and organizational skills, ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, agency representatives, and coworkers.

The Program Coordinator is expected to be present and available to the JCAPS Director, JSO’s, TRANSFORM program facilitators, and the 26th Judicial District Schools, Courts and County Attorneys to provide guidance, assistance, and collaboration.  While the Program Coordinator may participate in the office’s flexible work schedule program, he/she is generally expected to work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This job requires travel throughout the counties of the 26th Judicial District (Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton, and Stevens) and the State of Kansas.

Supervision Exercised or Received

The Program Coordinator receives supervision from the JCAPS Director.  The Program Coordinator exercises supervision over no more than 5 employees facilitating classes in the TRANSFORM program.

Essential Functions

  1. Abides by all federal and state constitutional and legislative laws
  2. Meets all Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) guidelines
  3. Meets all Seward County guidelines
  4. Analyzes and assesses situations and responds accordingly in a timely manner, while meeting the goals and expectation of JCAPS.
  5. Acts as a liaison with administration, sharing line input, and advising and implementing office policy decisions regarding the reinvestment grant.
  6. Assists the Director with program data collection, analyzation, and reporting for the reinvestment grant
  7. Assists youth in acquiring healthy social skills, positive decision – making skills, school completion, career readiness, independent living skills, and conflict resolution skills to reduce recidivism and promote success, safety, and permanence in the home, school, workforce, and community through various programs
  8. Provide written progress reports
  9. Completes all duties of a Program Coordinator
  • Develops, implements, facilitates, and/or monitors programs and facilitators
  • Works with JCAPS staff and program providers, coordinating scheduling workload and hours of facilitators
  • Completes various assessments and reports
  • Creates a daily chronology of all activities relating to youth in programs
  • Participates in community service projects
  • Participates in various phone/video conferences
  • Attends required court hearings
  • Testifies in court as needed

10. Attends forty (40) hours of training per year, (8) of which are management related

Additional Responsibilities

  1. Maintains a professional image in the community
  2. Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that is customer focused with the general public, clients, coworkers and management
  3. May interact with public jurisdictions, legislative representatives, groups and news media as directed by the JCAPS Director
  4. May prepares for and participate in public speaking engagements
  5. Performs a wide variety of related administrative functions, as deemed necessary, by the JCAPS Director
  6. Performs other related work, as required by the JCAPS Director, or as needed



Position Requirements Education Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in counseling, social work, psychology, or related discipline required; Master’s degree preferred; coursework in counseling and juvenile justice and/or adolescent development desirable Work Experience Minimum of two (2) years of experience counseling/facilitating groups; Experience developing, implementing, managing and evaluating programs. Knowledge about adolescent programs and coordinating/supervising facilitators Computer Skills Experience in using Microsoft Office, e-mail, relevant modern office equipment, and automated equipment including mobile devices, word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications, and various other types of software. Licenses/Certifications Must possess a valid Driver’s License and good driving record or be able to possess within thirty (30) days of hire, without record of suspension or revocation in any state; no felony convictions or disqualifying criminal history

Special Requirements

A Criminal Background Check and UA will be done. Employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a Criminal Background and UA Check. A Department of Motor Vehicle records search will be performed. Pre-employment and random drug testing are mandatory. Applicant must by cleared by the Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry.

Miscellaneous Information

Are you looking for a challenge and wanting to be in a position where you have important responsibility and can make a positive impact in the lives of youth that have come into contact with juvenile justice system? If so, this is the position for you. The Juvenile Corrections and Prevention Services (JCAPS) is needing a Program Coordinator who has integrity, professionalism, respect, and who possesses excellent written, oral communication, and critical thinking skills to plan and facilitate programs for youth who have committed criminal acts.

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