Work with the Director of Workforce Development to recruit, hire, and train Mentors.
Oversee recruitment and outreach efforts to ensure all benchmarks are met.
Ensure youth submit accurate payrolls documentation and is entered on a timely basis.
Track program budget and monitor all expenses, including bus cards, supplies, etc.(As needed).
Provide initial and ongoing communication with all worksites and ensure documentation is completed (Employer file - worksite agreement, job descriptions, safety checklists, satisfaction survey, & employee appraisals).
Work with Mentors to maintain retention and implement Civic Leadership Foundation (if applicable) and employability skills training for designated youth.
Uses Strength Based Counseling to address emotional issues and provide referrals to needed services.
Work to assist youth to determine what factors put them at risk of engaging in or becoming victims of aggressive behavior and other anxieties.
Help to determine what methods each youth should use in order to avoid risk-taking factors and reach their goals.
Work in collaboration within the targeted communities to cultivate relationships with local community resources.
Complete weekly reports and attendance, as required by SGA.
Evening and weekend availability required.
Transporting students in vehicle to and from program related activities may be required.
Implement other services requested by SGA or the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS).
Conduct required reports and data material to SGA and DFSS such as the Employability and Life Skills Assessment.
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB
Bachelor’s Level social work, education, or counseling, or related field required.
Experience working one on one with youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
Ability to display sensitivity and responsiveness to cultural differences present in the service population.
Ability to work closely with multiple departments’ agency wide.
Valid Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance.
Demonstrated safe driving record (DMV records will be obtained).
Experience with employability skills training, service learning/restorative justice, working with employers.
Experience working with out-of-school and justice-involved youth, preferred.
Experience working in neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and west sides.
Competent in Microsoft Office tools and inputting services in an online database.
Schedule may be flexible and may include some evening and weekends.
Must be able frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
Constantly positions oneself to assist during OSC activities.
At times may be required to lift up to 25 lbs. for various classrooms and events needs.