RESPONSIBLE TO: Youth Program Director
This position is a part-time, temporary position up to 19 hours per week, through September 30, 2019. The position requires that the desirable candidate be responsible for providing development services to youth served in the LifeBridge Youth Unit’s Pathways to Justice (PJC) Program and to act as the primary contact for the youth and family who have been identified to receive support service by the Youth Department. Other primary responsibilities will include delivering curriculum-based training to youth and young adults, per the guidelines of specific grants or initiative. The curriculum may include soft skill development and remedial education. The incumbent will provide instruction, case management services, intensive support services and coordinate services throughout the participant’s program enrollment.
- Coordinate case management services for youth and facilitate opportunities for family involvement.
- Act as LifeBridge’s Youth Unit representative and primary contact person for youth and their families.
- Assist with problem solving and assessing the needs of the youth and their families.
- Keep accurate and timely confidential client records, and provide statistical data to meet reporting requirements.
- Work with program participants to develop and periodically update Individual Service Plans (ISP) and educational goals.
- Facilitate instructional sessions in soft skill development and remedial education.
- Participate in administration, proctoring, and interpreting standardized assessments.
- Use effective teaching practices and follow competency-based and project-based curricula.
- Coordinate educational needs, including providing youth with tutoring opportunities within LifeBridge program services or facilitating referrals to other academic resources, such as GED and Adult Education enrollment.
- Assist with the provision of necessary supportive services.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of one year of experience working with at risk youth.
- Ability to work with youths from varied ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Knowledge of social service and juvenile justice systems.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Good organizational skills with ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities and problem-solve effectively.
- Curriculum development experience.
- Success in simplifying and communicating complex ideas and tasks.
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative community relationships.
- Experience in teaching, tutoring or training youth and young adults.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule.
- Ability to work within a team concept.
- Good organizational, oral and written communications skills and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work with diverse populations.
- Excellent driving record.
- Bi-lingual a plus.