Children & Youth Services Coordinator

North Minneapolis, MN

Accepting Applications until Filled

Who We Are  

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative, affordable housing and employment readiness services.

Job Summary

PPL  is looking for a talented, people-person with strong communication skills to join our Family Supportive Housing team. The Children and Youth Services Coordinator will work with families by assisting children, youth, and parents in developing, implementing, and achieving individual goals related to education and personal growth. Utilize case management, crisis intervention, and positive communication skills to build partnerships with families from diverse communities who have experienced homelessness and mental health challenges.  Support families in developing a well-being plan for up to 75 youth. Facilitate a high-quality after-school program focused on mentorship, literacy, and social skill development.  Coordinate teen and family enrichment activities to build community and positive experiences.  Intercultural competency, an understanding of child/youth development, and knowledge of community resources are essential to this position

Work Schedule: Mon-Fri - 40 hours per week, 2 evening per week

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Develop trusting relationships with children, youth, and parents using an asset-based, culturally inclusive, and trauma-informed approach.
  • Engage with residents to facilitate annual well-being plan sessions with parents and their children birth-18.  Follow up with individuals to provide support in addressing areas of concern, accessing resources, educational advocacy, navigating systems, and accomplishing goals.
  • Plan and facilitate all aspects of after-school programming for up to 15 youth in K-5th grade. Prepare social and emotional skill-building activities, educational resources, and enrichment activities for youth to utilize during tutoring sessions.
  • Plan and facilitate ongoing groups and workshops for children/youth in 6th-12th grades. Coordinate on-site activities and off-site field trips. Partner with community resources to bring in guest experts on topics such as employment, education, relationships, sexual health, etc.
  • Conduct the Ages and Stages early childhood developmental assessment with parents and their children 6 months to 5 years old.
  • Work with families to develop a summer plan for all school-age youth.
  • Partner with Family Services Coordinators to facilitate monthly family enrichment activities.
  • Conduct home visits with Family Services Coordinator to observe family dynamics and support parenting. 
  • Supervise, coach, and collaborate with a team of highly skilled volunteers and work-study /intern students to offer services to families.
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date documentation including but not limited to case notes, incident reports, program evaluations, attendance data, receipts, FAST literacy assessments, Academic Skills Building Program Quality Assessment, etc.
  • Network and become knowledgeable about community programs and resources.
  • Provide transportation in a PPL van or personal vehicle for programming, special events, and appointments.
  • Communicate and coordinate services with all team members and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Participate in internal and external professional development, team meetings, case consultation, special initiatives, PPL committees, and organization-wide meetings.
  • Answer and route telephone calls and miscellaneous questions from employees, clients, vendors, and the public, and provide customer service.
  • Support PPL work and mission by accepting assignments for special projects, committees, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for selecting and supervising Work-Study and intern students.
  • Provide professional development and coaching for Work-Study and intern students.

Qualifications & Credentials Include: 

Ability to use:

  • Office equipment including telephone and voicemail systems, copier, printer, fax machine, and scanner, MS Word and Outlook, Internet, Electronic timecard system, Computer Network (files, drives, and folders)
  • Ability to respond to the unique cultural, economic, and social needs of residents, using individual assets to meet their goals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and boundaries in all interactions with residents, staff, volunteers, and the public.
  • Experience with case management or providing direct services to youth.
  • Proactive in seeking out resources and connections for programming within the community.
  • Ability to efficiently coordinate, track, and complete multiple tasks and adjust to changing priorities.
  • Good organizational, communication, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment with both internal and external partners.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Self-starter with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong desire to serve people from diverse cultures, economic, and social situations.
  • Experience working with children or youth affected by mental illness, chemical dependency, and/or homelessness.
  • Valid drivers' license, 3 years good driving experience, able and willing to drive 15 passenger van.
  • Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 OR submit weekly COVID testing results (At-home testing accepted)

A detailed job description is available upon request or when selected for the next phase of the hiring process.

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Prefer BA/BS degree in youth studies, education, social work, human services, or a related field. Associates Degree and experience with the target population may be considered as a substitute for some education. 
  • 2-3 years of experience in case management with children, youth, or parents; youth development; or other closely related fields.
  • Experience supervising volunteers or staff is a plus.
  • Responsive Classroom, trauma-informed care, ASQ, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, and literacy intervention experience are a plus.

PPL’s work is now a Hybrid Model where 60% of the work week in office or onsite at satellite locations.  Our Hybrid Model refers to the split between working the in the office (60%) and at home (40%) of the time.  Over a 5-day work week, this equates to 3 days working in the office and opportunity to work from home another 2 days.

Salary: $20.00-$22.00 Hr., DOQ

Benefits: Health & Dental; Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance; Paid Parental Leave; Voluntary Life Insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match; Summer half-day Fridays; an impactful presence in an organization that makes a difference in many lives. 

How to Apply:  

Qualified candidates can apply online. Include a cover letter and resume. The hiring process includes phone screens and in-person interviews, references, and background checks for final candidates. 

PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve those who are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities. Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

PPL is an EEO/AA employer. PPL participates in the federal E-verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.