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Juvenile Services Administrator

Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Lincoln, NE

Job Description

8-5 M-F and as needed
Examples of Work

The statewide Office of Juvenile Services (OJS) Administrator shall have responsibility for two community based juvenile justice facilities (Hastings Regional Center and Whitehall) and two juvenile justice institutions (YRTC-Geneva and YRTC-Kearney). This individual will be responsible for statewide development, implementation, and evaluations of juvenile justice programs and services; alternatives to detention which promote policies, practices and programs to reduce reliance on confinement and improve public safety. The OJS Administrator will work closely with the DHHS Service Area Administrators-Protection and Safety, juvenile justice agencies such as Probation, the Nebraska Commission on Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, the Juvenile Justice Institute, other private sector stakeholders and local counties and communities to coordinate juvenile justice matters. This individual will coordinate and collaborate with DHHS Central Office staff and Service Area Administrators for service development, strategic planning, and quality assurance related to juvenile justice, be responsible for federal grants, and be involved with larger DHHS protection and safety programs and services that intersect with juvenile justice.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in behavioral sciences or other human services field. Five years of juvenile justice experience to include supervisory or management experience. Experience working with programs/ services impacting overall safety, permanency, and well-being of children, adolescents, families and communities. Experience addressing issues surrounding juvenile delinquency, status offenses, child abuse/ neglect, cross-over youth and status offenders with a strong emphasis on family involvement, individualized treatment, cultural competence and community safety. Must be able to work collaboratively and plan strategically. Must be able to write clearly and concisely.

PREFERRED: Masters degree in behavioral sciences or other human services field. Licensed or credentialed in one's professional field in good standing. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

OTHER: Valid drivers license or the ability to obtain independent authorized transportation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of the juvenile justice networks at the federal, state and local levels that support community-based programming and treatment strategies. Knowledge of and management experience with juvenile treatment/rehabilitation facility operation and programming. Knowledge of court processes and state statute as they relate to juvenile justice. Knowledge of criminogenic factors. Must possess excellent judgment, the ability to work independently, the willingness to work with a variety of internal and external customers. Must have demonstrated leadership skills, excellent communication and writing skills, outstanding interpersonal skills, critical thinking skills, and the ability to excel as a team leader.

Job Details

Date Posted February 13, 2018
Date Closes April 27, 2018
Located In Lincoln, NE
Department Health and Human Services
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 11-9111.00 Medical and Health Services Managers
Zipcode 68508
Name Jared Johnson
Phone 402-471-9240

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • College Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Credit Union
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Unpaid Leaves of Absence
  • Wellness Program

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