Intake and Assessment Officer

at Reno County in Hutchinson, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Job Purpose and Objectives: 

Provide Intake and Assessment services which would allow law enforcement to return to street patrol or other duties.


Job Competencies:

Advise law enforcement of placement options and risk to youth, family, and/or community. Report suspected child abuse. Interview children, youth, and families who are referred to the program by law enforcement. Complete standardized assessment instruments and interpret results accurately. Refer children, youth, and families to community services (i.e., drug and alcohol, mental health, financial assistance, etc.). Advise families on juvenile court process. Resolve family disputes through mediation and/or behavior contracts. Provide follow-up services to families. Arrange for emergency placement. Care for children until placement occurs. Transport children to placement if necessary. Prepare and submit intake forms. Disperse information gathered to the appropriate agencies. Complete urine drug screens, obtain youth fingerprints, and DNA samples. Regular attendance and good punctuality essential. On call hours as assigned. Communicate and work as a team in a professional, respectful, positive and constructive manner. Assist in maintaining facility cleanliness. Attend scheduled meetings and training sessions. Set role model for appropriate behaviors. Work cooperatively with Youth Services staff. Conduct tours or give presentations to inform community of available services. Mediate family disputes so that the youth may return home. Deal effectively with resistive clients. Protects and maintains any confidential information you have access to, whether oral, written, or electronic. Operates all job-related equipment, machinery, tools and other aids as required or needed.

Work Environment:

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This position may be filled or closed to further application without notice.


Reno County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Reno County is an at-will, equal opportunity employer.  Reno County provides Family Medical Leave (FMLA) benefits to eligible, covered employees.  Reno County considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, age (40+), disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status under local, state, or federal law.  Reno County is committed to making the application, interview, and pre-employment testing process accessible to persons with disabilities.  If you wish to volunteer information regarding any special assistance you may need, please notify Reno County Human Resources by phone at 620-694-2982 or by email at personnel@renogov.orgApplications must be submitted on  You will be contacted should the department feel that you are a qualified candidate.


Reno County prohibits employment of family members when such employment will create a situation where one person is in the direct chain of command and supervises, manages, or will be supervised or managed by another family member.  Family members are defined as spouses, biological parents, children and siblings, in-laws, grandparent, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, adoptive parents, children and siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, step-parents, step-children, and step-siblings who share (or have shared) the same household, or individuals with whom an employee has a close personal relationship such as domestic partners, cohabitants, and significant others.  Employees are expected to disclose relationships covered by this policy whenever they come into existence.

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Job Posting: 12536913

Posted On: May 26, 2023

Updated On: May 26, 2023

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