Youth Facilitator-Part time Evenings

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for facilitating educational, recreational, and leadership development workshops for youth participants.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Designs and facilitates youth development workshops for after school leadership program including in career development, life skills, education, recreation, work readiness, post-secondary, leadership, conflict management and effective communication skills.

2. Conducts youth development activities with youth including community service projects and educational events.

3. Maintains contact with program participants and makes periodic home visits, updates case files, notes, and individual service strategies.

4. Maintains the engagement of assigned youth from entry to exit to ensure successful outcome and completion.

5. Provides positive leadership, ethical conduct and direction for program participants.

6. Counsels' youth on rights and responsibilities associated with programs and services.

7. In conjunction with the Youth Development Specialist, provides interventions to address observed barriers that may reduce the participant's chances of successfully completing the program; provides referrals as determined necessary. Works with representatives of the Department of Human Services (DHS), Friend of the Court, Department of Corrections, Juvenile Justice System, Foster Care Agencies, and/or other agencies to ensure that the needs of the participant are addressed.

8. Develops and maintains a working relationship with program participants, teachers and school counselors to ensure that concerns/barriers to successful program completion are addressed and resolved appropriately.

9. Carries out program policies, procedures, and strategies to ensure maximum performance and compliance to all applicable rules, regulations, goals and objectives.

10. Ensures accurate documentation of case notes and prepares activity reports as required.

11. Develops and maintains a working relationship with staff to assure that concerns/barriers to successful program completion are addressed and resolved appropriately.

12. Contributes to the team effort by performing other duties as assigned.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Associate's degree or equivalent coursework and work experience. Experience in social work, counseling, career planning or related field and working with at-risk youth preferred.

2. Bilingual language skills in English/Spanish or English/Arabic are preferred.

3. Computer skills necessary to effectively maintain a database and generate reports.

4. Interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with staff, participants and partner agencies.

5. Mental ability to handle pressures related to multiple individuals from diverse backgrounds and varying levels of need.

6. Must possess a valid Michigan driver's license and have access to reliable transportation in order to make required home visits and travel to off site locations.

7. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule (evenings/weekends).

How to apply

Please forward resumes to Victor Santiago atvsantiago@sermetro.org or fax to (313) 945-1566.

Detroit, Michigan
2013-10-31
SER Metro-Detroit
Victor Santiago
vsantiago@sermetro.org
fax to (313) 945-1566.

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