Youth & Family Empowerment Coordinator

POSTING DATE: 08/01/2018       CLOSING DATE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED

Department: Youth & empowerment Program


Essential Functions:

Responsible for providing intensive outreach and services for 15 young adults within the Bridges to Pathways program. Build trusting relationships with the clients on an individual basis, while supporting educational goals, provide intensive case management, and mentoring. Reinforce strategy to support clients who may be impacted by violence by connecting them to caring adults who can support their individual goals and strengthen peer, individual, community, and school connections.

Responsible for providing intensive outreach and services for 25 young men 8th-10th grade within the KALU program. Build trusting relationships with the students on an individual basis and support them in providing regular scheduled group meetings using the Winning Futures curriculum. Reinforce strategy to support young men who may be impacted by violence by connecting them to caring adults who can support their individual goals and strengthen peer, individual, community and school connections.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct program enrollment process (intake screening and assessment) of young adults ages 18-24, which involves obtaining consents, identifying, and linking students to services (based upon need at enrollment). Functions as the primary case manager for 15 young adults.
  • Facilitate weekly group meetings and group activities utilizing the program curriculum (during the week, at schools, after-school and/or weekend) to include oversight of group topics, scheduling group meetings, and assisting on field trips and other special interest activities.
  • Establish solid community partnerships and linkage to community resources. Provide case management services to mentees (i.e., advocacy, telephone follow-up, written correspondence, home visiting, referral and linkage to agency and/or community service providers). May involve the coordination of service delivery of multiple providers.
  • Ensure that clients get connected to school and attend at least 90% of the time.
  • Establish strong relationships with education institutions clients attend to track progress and provide support.
  • Connect clients to pro-social activities and summer employment or activities.
  • Communicate with the clients on a daily or every other day basis via Phone calls, text messages, Home visits, Individual meetings, or Group meetings.
  • Develop individual action plan for each client that has the primary and main goal of engaging and/or reengaging in school and ensuring they complete the school year
  • Provide bi-weekly home visits for Bridges to Pathways
  • Conduct program enrollment process (intake screening and assessment) of young men in the KALU program which Involves obtaining consents, and identifying and linking students to services (based upon need upon enrollment). Functions as the primary case manager for 25 young men that includes recruitment, intake process, and engagement of the youth.
  • Facilitate group meetings and/or group activities utilizing the KALU curriculum (during the week, at schools, after-school and/or weekend) to include oversight of group topics, scheduling group meetings, and assisting on field trips and other special interest activities
  • Assist in recruiting, orientating, training, and maintaining mentors
  • Collaborate with school administration, faculty, and staff
  • Provides emotional support, trusting relationships, and acts as a positive role model.
  • Plan, promote, and facilitate a minimal of one event/outing each quarter. Each event should encourage the growth and development of the clients
  • Complete all required outcome data
  • Maintains client records in accordance to professional standards, agency and funding requirements.
  • Meets bi-weekly with Supervisor to review cases and assigned work
  • Attends and participates in all staff meetings, trainings, and all other programming suggested by the Program Director.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

Job Type: Full-time; exempt position

Experience:

  • Two (2) years related experience in early childhood education, social work, or related field.

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in psychology, social work, early childhood education, or related field.
  • In addition to two years related experience.

General Requirements:

  • Adhere to all Chicago Child Care Society’s Policies and Procedures and the Human Resources Manual

This description contains information and facts considered necessary to describe and evaluate this job fairly and equitably. This document should not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements performed, but an indication of the duties and levels of skills required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter to Heshima Mance via email at HMance@CCCsociety.org. NO phone calls, please.

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