This is a full-time position with a pay range of $19-21.50 per hour.
In addition to being responsible for all duties and activities assigned to Street Outreach Counselors, the Street Outreach Coordinator is tasked with scheduling the street outreach shifts, community mapping, training of interns and volunteers, facilitating the Safe Place program, providing supervision to youth peer outreach interns, and other leadership duties as assigned. This position will work “non-traditional” hours. The Coordinator is required to work several evenings per week, and some weekends. This position is part of the agency’s on-call rotation, requiring the Coordinator to be available to respond to crisis calls from various programs. This is a twelve-month, interim position as additional funding is sought to bring the Street Outreach Program back up to full capacity.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
- Crisis Intervention;
- Case Management;
- Individual Counseling;
- Community Outreach to locations where youth are known to congregate;
- Youth Advocacy;
- Maintain client confidentiality, consistent with Center policies;
- Referral readiness and referral services;
- Oversight of outreach, service delivery, utilization and efficacy including: data collection, outcome measurement, record keeping, community mapping and report generation;
- Networking/partnering with other youth serving agencies to coordinate the effective use of resources;
- Monitors condition of outreach vehicle and reports any maintenance issues to supervisor;
- Is able to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends;
- Participates in agency on-call rotation;
- Coordinate the Safe Place Program
- Participation in community committees, coalitions and task forces, as assigned;
- Participation in training new staff and youth peer interns;
- Effectively manage time to meet responsibilities;
- Engage youth to offer services and referrals;
- Participation in supervision;
- Participation in staff meetings and trainings;
- Ability to maneuver the SOP vehicle through city traffic;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Adhere to ethical conduct;
- Demonstrate professionalism i.e., timely, dependable, responsible, flexible;
- Be non-judgmental and respectful;
- Model principles of inclusion and tolerance;
- Be youth centered and positive;
- Be family friendly;
- Establish effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers;
- Develop positive relationships with all key stakeholders;
- Have strong literacy skills (i.e., reading, writing, comprehension);
- Have excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
- Conduct research and apply best-practices and evaluation methods;
- Effectively promote knowledge and skill development and positive behaviors;
- Provide leadership and/or work independently as requested.
Candidate must possess significant knowledge of –
- Adolescent development including: positive youth development, asset development, risk reduction and protective factors;
- Youth serving systems;
- Community resources;
- Client advocacy.
The Center delivers services to youth and families from many racial, ethnic, cultural, social and life style groups. We value differences in people and strive to understand diverse cultures, ethnic origins, sexual orientations, abilities and beliefs. To this end, all staff are required to attend professional development trainings and to continually enhance their understanding of cultural diversity.
Staff are expected to respect and honor cultural and human diversity. The annual Performance Appraisal provides an opportunity for staff to evaluate how they are integrating culturally competent practices into their everyday work.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (preferred) in human services, education or a related field; and one-year experience or an equivalent combination of education, employment and life experience.
In addition to the above, it is mandatory that candidates meet the following criteria prior to hire:
- Authorization for the agency to obtain driving record information
- Proof of a satisfactory physical exam within the last 12 months including a PPD and annually thereafter. (Applies to RHY staff only.)
- A valid driver’s license
- Regular access to a motor vehicle
- Automobile insurance at the level of $100,000 per person/$300,000 per accident Bodily Injury and $50,000 Property Damage
- Access to a telephone
Candidates must be able to be autonomously mobile in order to provide the required services.
COMPUTER SKILLS RECOMMENDED:
Microsoft Office- Advanced
Internet Explorer- Advanced
The Center for Youth provides equal opportunities for employment.