Salary: $18.50 /hour
Youth Engagement Coordinator
Position: Youth Engagement Coordinator
Reports to: Children & Youth Manager
Supervises: provides site/ task monitoring for youth, volunteers, and interns
Salary: $18.50 per hour 35-40 hrs per week
The Youth Engagement Coordinator facilitates and coordinates a safe, supportive environment for youth (primarily in 6th-12th grade) through the coordination and implementation of activities for youth, primarily at the Teen Center facility. The Youth Engagement Coordinator builds and maintains community/partner relationships, and acts as an academic liaison with youth, parents, and school staff. The position reports to the Children & Youth (C&Y) Manager. The Youth Engagement Coordinator has six priority functions.
- To outreach and engage children and youth to participate in education and life skills learning opportunities, mainly at the Teen Center.
- To maintain a safe, learning environment at the Teen Center that supports staff, volunteer, and participant accountability.
- To advocate for teens at school and interact with parents as necessary, especially concerning IEPs, school registration, and school participation.
- To conduct educational and life skills program activities that are consistent with C&Y curriculum goals, and funder-approved activities.
- To actively participate as a member of the C&Y and Support Services Team to develop and implement a curriculum that supports the APC outcome goals.
- To follow all Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) and program policies, procedures, and documentation and reporting requirements and timelines.
.DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Outreach and Engagement
- Build a liaison partnership with youth, their parents/guardians, and schools to ensure the student receives academic support consistent with academic needs.
- Develop and integrate outside community partners and resources for APC children and youth to expand their experiences.
- Maintain confidentiality and appropriate boundaries at all times; report unusual issues or problems to supervisor and write incident reports, including complying with mandated abuse reporting laws.
Curriculum Development and Implementation
- Develop and implement a structured daily schedule of program activities for the Teen Center.
- Coach and facilitate youth to set behavioral expectations for the Teen Center and work with youth to create a structured process for accountability and expectations.
- Partner with the C&Y team to develop a strength-based, holistic academic and life skills program.
- Model and coach interns, volunteers, and youth leaders so that they build an understanding of the importance of structure, consistency, following of procedures, and interpersonal boundaries.
- Follow APC and C&Y program procedures, and meet all program documentation requirements and timelines.
- Integrate new grant activities into the program curriculum and proactively plan and implement grant reporting requirements into documentation standards.
- Network with school and youth programs in the community to build sustainable opportunities for APC resident participants to engage in regular off-site academic and/ or life skill learning activities.
- Drive participants to planned and coordinated activities and accompany participants so they become comfortable using public transportation.
Program Site Coordination
- Ensure that the Teen Center is welcoming and provides a safe environment where youth can grow and learn.
- Identify, report, follow up, and coordinate all program site maintenance and repair needs.
- Monitor and coach volunteers and/or interns to use strength-based skill building and engagement methods when engaging with participants.
- With the C&Y Manager, coordinate meals, snacks, and appropriate staff coverage for all program activities.
- Ensure transparent inter-agency communication and coordination of C&Y program activities and planning.
- Actively participate in staff meetings, trainings, and clinical consultation meetings.
- Follow agency fiscal procedures by coordinating all purchases with C&Y Manager.
- Regularly collect program outcome data.
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
- B.A. degree in child/youth development, psychology, education, social work, recreation, the arts, or related field preferred or equivalent experience.
- Minimum 2 years experience teaching/coordinating a curriculum-based program targeting pre-teen and teen youth.
- Experience using strength-based wellness tools while conducting structured program activities in a sometimes stressful environment.
- Experience, clinical knowledge, or training related to children and youth who have been impacted by homelessness, poverty, domestic violence, mental illness, disabilities, and/or substance abuse within families.
- Enthusiasm for working with children and youth; comfortable maintaining clear boundaries and setting age-appropriate limits with a variety of ages of children, youth, and adults.
- Approachable; able to respectfully interact with staff and residents of diverse ethnic, cultural, and economic backgrounds.
- Reliable, responsible, open to feedback, and committed to improvement.
- Strong communication, writing, interpersonal, and office computer skills.
- Working knowledge of computer publishing and digital tools a plus.
- Possession of a valid California Driver’s License and meet and maintain the good driver requirements and for coverage by APC insurance carrier.
- Fingerprint/background check clearance required.
- Adult and Child CPR and First Aid training required during employment; training will be provided periodically to ensure staff coverage and safety during programs.
- Occasional childcare to support adult services as needed.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative services team.
- Ability to adapt work schedule to meet program and resident needs.
- Ability to work effectively in high-stress situations.
- Ability to follow written and oral instruction.
- Ability to bend over, sit on the floor, & engage in physical activities with children/youth.
- Ability to sit for long periods of time.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to learn new tasks and/or systems.
- Ability to clearly speak and understand English.
- Ability to drive a motor vehicle and meet all APC insurance carrier requirements for ongoing coverage..
- Reasoning and thinking skills and ability to problem solve.
- Occasional lifting of 10-50 pounds.