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La Plata Youth Services Program Associate
 
 
 
LPYS was founded in 1994 to provide services to at-risk youth and their families in La Plata County. The agency provides resources to schools, law enforcement, human services, and other community agencies that come in contact with youth who are in need of additional support. LPYS supervises all youth Diversion cases in La Plata County. The mission of LPYS is to support and advocate for youth facing challenges in school, home, or court. Our ultimate vision is that youth in La Plata County are empowered and have the support and resources they need to strengthen their well-being and engage positively in their community. All of our programs and services are geared toward improving supports and resources for youth, increasing assets and protective factors for youth, and reducing the number of youth who enter the juvenile justice system. Youth are referred to LPYS by schools, law enforcement agencies, and the courts. We manage all juvenile diversion cases for the courts including truancy cases for participating schools in La Plata County, coordinate court- and school-based restorative practices and programs, and in partnership with the LPC CMP, provide a series of client-centered, community-based programs. During summer months, LPYS offers a positive youth engagement program for middle school students. Durango, the largest town in southwest Colorado, is nestled among the San Juan Mountains with the Animas River running through town. The area has a small ski resort, rafting, mountain and road biking, hiking, and camping. The sun shines close to 300 days out of the year. La Plata Youth Services is seeking a VISTA member who enjoys working with youth and developing youth programs. La Plata Youth Services promotes a positive client-focused environment, with a strong team of supportive and caring staff. LPYS' core values are: Social Justice, Integrity, Compassion, Creativity, and Collaboration.
 
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work to increase opportunities for marginalized youth to participate in leadership opportunities, events, and programs; will support youth mentoring activities; and will build outreach efforts and relationships with community partners to strengthen services for youth facing challenges in La Plata County. LPYS staff will also support the VISTA to become an integral team member and their professional development.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  $100 Housing Stipend, Training, Wellness ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Communications ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Education ,  Public Speaking ,  Counseling ,  Social Services ,  Leadership ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Community Organization ,  Youth Development ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
La Plata Youth Services Program Associate

Program Start/End Date
09/15/2021  -   09/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Accepting Applications
From  07/09/2021  To  10/30/2021 

Contact Anna Toth
789 N Sherman St
Denver   CO   80203
3036231540
toth@crcamerica.org
crcamerica.org/

Listing ID 94536


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