Youth Empowerment Specialist-Campus

Posted: 3/14/19

Type: Full-Time

Description:
Coordination and provision of life skills through a comprehensive educational program specifically designed to address the needs of adolescents at The House of the Good Shepherd who have a goal of Alternative Permanent Living Arrangement Plus a positive resource (APLA Plus)/Adoption or who are deemed in need of life skills.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Education,Social Work or a related field. Minimum of one year experience in providing educational instruction or educational involvement with emotionally disturbed youth or adults, residential experience a plus.

Responsibilities:
-Conduct and provide minimum of quarterly lists to RTC/ITP/FC/B2H programs for youth that need assessments.
-Develop individualized life skills goals and objectives, based upon the assessments and within the framework of the child's Treatment and Service Plan.
-Provide life skills training for identified clients utilizing individual and group formats.
-Assist in the implementation of a discharge criteria relating to life skills and promotes successful outcomes.
-Attend treatment Team service plan reviews and committee on special Education meetings as requested by the Primary Therapist.
-Maintain and improve training skills and knowledge through the following-participation in pertinent agency in-service programs,participation in supervision and peer review process-Active participation in program and agency wide quality Attendance at professional training workshops outside the agency.
- Active participation in program and agency wide quality assessment and improvement activities in accordance with the agency's on going Quality Improvement Program.
-Participate in agency -wide committee's focus groups to ensure program improvement.
-Coordinate and facilitate resident council meetings and activities.
-Complete Connections Progress Notes on all group/individual life skills training completed.
Participate with YIP (Youth in Progress) and the Annual Youth Event Speak Out.
-Participate with Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) through the Oneida County Workforce Development Office.
-Coordinate efforts with Tilton School Work Study coordinator and Home & Careers teacher in the Career Cafe(Residential Only).
-Be familiar with Vocational & Educational services for individuals with disabilities (VESID) referral process.
-Be familiar with Jobs Corps referral process: Working Solutions
-Provide support to staff regarding gathering of youth's birth certificate, social security card, non-driver ID for all Another Planned Living Arrangement/Adoption youth ages 16 and over.
-Be familiar with Social Security/Disability Referral Process.
-Maintain the independent Living Budget including stipend pay for youth completing volunteer and other work on campus.
-Work with youth in completing and signing Bill of rights.
-complete Prudent Parent Training.
- For youth 17 and over in After Care provide case planning (Foster Care only)
-Other associated tasks as assigned by supervisor.

Notes:
Valid New York State driver's license

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Location:
Utica, NY

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