Thursday, November 18, 2010

Carroll County Youth Service Bureau Seeks Adventure Diversion Program Coordinator

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree; Background/Knowledge of Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning; Experience working with youth; Criminal Background Check prior to employment.Hours/Salary: 32-40 hours/week; 3 evenings and 1 Saturday/month required.Salary commensurate with experience; benefits included.Program Description: The Adventure Diversion Program (“ADP”) operates on the principle that given the opportunity and expectation to succeed – youth will work together to make a positive impact on the world around them. ADP’s goal is to provide positive events in youths’ lives to help them grow as individuals, work as a team, develop leadership skills and learn an appreciation for the outdoors through activities like hiking, canoeing, rock climbing and nature exploration. Youth are taught the skills for these activities through a model that blends practical knowledge with team building exercises designed to challenge youth to develop new ways to respond to relationships, stressors and responsibility. The targeted population is adolescent at-risk youth involved with the Department of Juvenile Services. ADP is designated as a Best Practice by the Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention for the Deinstitutionalization of Status Offenders.Responsibilities of Position:Develop and implement curriculum of core subjects and activities related to outdoor recreation activities.Teach team-building, conflict resolution and pro-social skills to youth. Provide structured activities and direct supervision for at-risk youth three nights/week and one weekend/month (day trips and 2 overnights/year).Complete intake interviews, documentation, manage data, and assist with reporting of outcomes. Collaborate with relevant community stakeholders. Please email, mail or fax cover letter, resume, and references (3) by 12/10/10 to:Joyce Agatone, LCSW-C, Program DirectorCarroll County Youth Service Bureau59 Kate Wagner Rd, Westminster, MD Fax: 443.244.8840

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