Children & Youth Services Coordinator
Accepting Applications Until 11/09/18
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.
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. This position will 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. This position will require 2-3 evenings per week and 1 Saturday per month.
The Children and Youth Coordinator will support families in development of a well-being plan for up to 75 youth. This position will also 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.
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 literacy intervention materials, 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.
- 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.
- Experience with case management or providing direct services to youth
- Experience working with children or youth affected by mental illness, chemical dependency and/or homelessness
- Strong desire to serve individuals from diverse cultures, economics, and social situations
- Ability to respond to the unique cultural, economic, and social needs of residents while using individual assessments to meet their goals
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and boundaries in all interactions with residents, staff, volunteers, and the public
- Self-starter with excellent verbal and written skills, good organizational, communication, and leadership skills
- Ability to work in a team collaborative environment as well as work independently
- Proactive in seeking out resources and connections for programming within the community
- Must have a valid driver’s license, a good driving record as determined by our insurance carrier, proof of insurance and access to reliable transportation.
Education and/or Experience:
- BA/BS degree in youth studies, education, social work, human services, or a related field preferred. Associates Degree and experience with the target population may substitute for some education.
- 2-3 years of experience in case management with children, youth or parents, youth development, or other closely related field.
- Experience supervising volunteers or staff preferred.
- Responsive Classroom, trauma-informed care, ASQ, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills, and literacy intervention experience preferred.
Benefits: Benefits will include Health & Dental; Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance; Voluntary Life Insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match.
Salary: $16.00-$19.00/hr., DOQ
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.