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Youth Transportation Coordinator (5856)

Company: Lutheran Services Florida
Location: Sarasota
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Lutheran Services Florida (LSF) envisions a world where children are safe, families are strong and communities are vibrant.

Since 1982, Lutheran Services Florida has been providing and sharing solutions to protect Floridas most vulnerable. Today, we are one of the largest nonprofits in Florida touching 1 in 50 Floridians with a wide range of services, including:

  • early childhood education
  • refugee and immigration
  • mental health and substance abuse
  • juvenile justice
  • child welfare

LSF is looking for a talented Youth Transportation Coordinator who wants to make an impact in the lives of others.

Purpose & Impact

The Youth Transportation Coordinator will ensure safe and secure transport for all the youth in this program as they attend all necessary appointments. The YTC is responsible for escorting and transferring physical custody of Unaccompanied Children (UC) from the assigned emergency shelter to another Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelter or a sponsor. The YTC is required to maintain a flexible, organized and efficient work schedule and is subject to work extended hours, weekends and be on-call.

A Day in the Life of a Youth Transportation Coordinator

  • Transferring physical custody of Unaccompanied Children from the assigned emergency shelter to another ORR shelter or to a sponsor via ground or air transportation.
  • Provide direct supervision of Unaccompanied Children in-transit, and maintain line-of-sight supervision at all times
  • Maintain current training requirements in accordance with ORR policies and procedures for direct care standards
  • Seek or coordinate medical care if Unaccompanied Child(ren) becomes ill while in transit
  • Provide meals or snacks to Unaccompanied Child(ren) while in transit
  • Retain and transmit the Unaccompanied Child(ren)s transport documents, personal property, and prescription medication
  • Verify the identity of the sponsor prior to the sponsor taking physical custody of the Unaccompanied Child(ren)
  • Able to drive either 12 to 15 passenger vehicles, mini-vans, or cars
  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned
  • Will be required to attend training for Defensive Driving, State specific Food Handlers certification, First Aid/CPR and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

Qualifications

Education/Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Associates Degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college (a high school diploma with two or more years of relevant experience may be substituted for an associates degree)
  • Two years documented experience in a field related to human services or a similar occupational area
  • Experience working with at-risk youth

Skills/Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Fully bilingual in English/Spanish highly preferred!

  • Clear Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
  • Self-starter, whom can work independently and is unafraid to make decisions.
  • Must be able to seek out supervision and help when needed.
  • Interpersonal, organizational, and problem solving, written and verbal communication, and time management skills are required along with the ability to transfer knowledge to others.
  • Computer knowledge preferred.
  • Must demonstrate sensitivity to our service populations cultural and socioeconomic characteristics and needs.
  • Must work well independently, as well as get along well with all other staff and outside contacts.
  • Accurate, complete and timely submission of all required court reports required under FS 744.
  • Professionalism in all LSF matters.


Why work for LSF?

Ability to Make an Impact in Multiple Areas

LSF offers several programs, spanning across a wide range of populations in need. This gives our team members an opportunity to learn and potentially work in programs outside of their direct area. Either way, members of the LSF family will play a part in transforming the lives of those in need.

Community

A career at LSF means working and learning alongside talented professionals in a dynamic and inclusive environment. The values of our organization OPEN-MINDED, COMPASSIONATE, GENEROUS, VISIONARY and HONESTY drives each one of us.

People working at Lutheran Services Florida treat each other like family. Whether you work on the front lines or work in an office, you share a common bond that is felt throughout the organization.

Growth Opportunities

Because of the variety of programs we offer throughout Florida, team members have the option to explore areas of interest in other programs or grow within their existing program/department.

Amazing benefits package including:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Teledoc (24/7 access to doctors via phone and video)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Long-term disability
  • Employer paid life insurance (1X salary), AD&D
  • Health and dependent care FSA
  • 13 paid holidays + 1 floating holiday
  • Generous PTO policy
  • 403(b) Retirement plan with 3% discretionary employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement

Additional Voluntary Benefits

  • Short-term disability
  • Group life insurance
  • Accident, critical illness/Cancer and hospital policy
  • Legal Shield coverage

Lutheran Family Services embraces diversity, equity and inclusion in all business practices. LSF is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Lutheran Services Florida, Sarasota , Youth Transportation Coordinator (5856), Other , Sarasota, Florida

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