|Job Title||Youth Development Specialist and Case Manager|
|Salary Range||$25,001 - $35,000|
|Hourly Wage Range||Based on experience|
|Location||Location -> Illinois -> Chicago / Cook County|
|Type of Work||Type of Work -> Service Delivery / Social Work / Counseling|
|Job Type||Job Type -> Full-time|
Youth Development Specialist Full Time
Youth Development Specialist Part Time
SUMMARY: Assists in coordinating an afterschool program with a wide range of academic and social-emotional learning services and a focus on youth voice, social change & leadership and Career & College Readiness development for at-risk youth.
• Together with Coordinator, college staff and youth participants planning and implementing after-school program.
• Case Manage youth enrolled in the Career & College Readiness programming.
• Foster the empowerment of youth through their leadership style and coordination of the program. Youth voice in decision-making is an essential element in leadership development and creating social change.
• Must work towards the goal of achieving that program space is, at all times, an oppression-free zone ensuring a safe space for all who participate.
• Supports and educates youth participants in developing personal and group leadership skills while assisting youth in creating effective social change within their community.
• Adheres to and maintains compliance with mandated work plan including maintaining database, taking accurate attendance and producing reports.
• Supervises youth in after-school program at all times.
• Prepares and facilitates/ co-facilitates educational workshops using Popular Education methodology. Workshops will be aimed at helping participants in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, diversity & multicultural awareness, leadership development, social change, team building, health, resume writing, interviewing techniques, college preparedness and other topics as needed.
• Ability and willingness to deal with behavior incidents within the program with preference towards restorative justice methods (i.e. peace circles, peer mediation, and goal setting)
• Assists with recreational and educational activities such as outdoor/indoor sports and organized games, tutoring, arts, educational activities and field trips.
• Tutors participants in specific academic subject areas.
• Develops/maintains positive relationships with school administration and staff.
• Participates in staff development activities and staff meetings.
• Works with the Youth Program Director and other coordinators on program evaluation and planning.
• Ability to commit at least one school year to this position (preferably two years)
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in related field; 2+ years of experience working with underserved children and families of various cultural/ethnic backgrounds (may include volunteer experience); [Strong preference for bi-lingual (Spanish-English) speaking abilities.] YDPCP or other Youth Development certifications a plus.
This job is open for online applications.