Description

Compensation Type: Hourly wages
Hourly Wage Minimum: $15/hour
Hourly Wage Maximum: $16/hour
Salary Minimum: This is an hourly wage position.
Salary Maximum: This is an hourly wage position.
Job Summary: Youth Engagement Specialist reports directly to the Program Manager or Shelter Supervisor. This position provides direct supervision and assistance to a maximum of 10 homeless youth in the shelter home, individually aged between 12 and 18 years old. The position requires the documentation of resident behaviors and actions using the computer or documentation forms. YES staff is also responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the shelter environment. This position requires 12-12.5 hour shifts up to 3 scheduled shifts a week and the flexibility to adjust hours in order to provide coverage on the unit in the absence of other staff as needed. Weekend and holiday hours included.
Primary Responsibilities: 1. Provide constant supervision of resident and drop-in youth at all times, assist with morning and bedtime routines, homework, and basic needs, and facilitate group activities and life skills education.

2. Perform security checks in and outside of the building to adequately maintain supervision of the house, enforce house rules and ensure house safety

3. Assist with managing conflict between residents; de-escalate and help residents reach compromise, and provide crisis intervention as needed.

4. Perform janitorial duties such as sweep, mop, vacuum, dust, taking-out trash, restock supplies, etc. Advise Program Manager of building maintenance needs

5. Plan and prepare nutritious meals

6. Intake new clients by using trauma-informed interview skills and meticulous and detailed note-taking and paperwork completion

7. Monitoring and reporting healthcare needs or concerns, and ensuring compliance with daily medication regimen through support, encouragement, and self-care education

8. Ability to safely and efficiently carry out various emergency procedures in the case of fire, illness, accident, drug overdose, self-harm, or other unusual incident. Administer CPR/ first aid if necessary, coordinate with medical or emergency personnel, and complete required documentation including unusual incidents forms in compliance with agency policy

9. Complete paperwork, data entry, and documentation as directed

10. Process new donations and organize and maintain accurate inventory and donor information for shelter donations and supplies

11. Participate in regular supervision, training, and staff meetings

12. Keep all required clearances and certifications up to date

13. Other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications: 1. Must be a creative, energetic, problem-solver, with a passion for working with young people

2. Must be 21 years old or over

3. High School diploma or GED required

4. Bachelor’s degree and/or 3-5 years of experience working with youth preferred

5. Previous contact or experience with persons experiencing homelessness and youth are preferred

6. Intermediate to advanced computer skills required

7. Must possess a valid Driver's License, clean driving record and must be able to transport staff and/or clients, as needed

8. No evidence of criminal activity involving a dependent population or any violent criminal activity. A clear background check is required.

9. Certification in CPR, First Aid and Food Handlers or ability to obtain.

10. Ability to perform a range of physical motions (walking, kneeling, navigating stairs, lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds) for long periods of time

11. Ability to read and write legibly, and understand written directives and policies.

12. Ability to communicate with staff, residents and their family and community organizations.

13. Spanish speaking is a plus.

PREFERRED QUALITIES An outstanding candidate will possess the following traits:

1. Excellent problem solving skills

2. Ability to work in a fast-paced and unpredictable environment

3. Ability to handle disruptive behaviors in a calm, professional manner and utilize behavior management techniques including the company’s hands-off de-escalation behavior management procedure with residents

4. An understanding of Trauma Informed Care, Harm Reduction, and De-escalation

5. Take responsibility for ones actions, job performance, team dynamics, and client interactions. Recognize own strengths and weaknesses to identify individual development and career plans

6. Proactively seek out additional tasks and responsibilities to complete

7. Excellent team-building and communication skills, ability to collaborate well with others

8. Excellent public speaking skills

9. Ability to manage stress with appropriate self-care

10. High standards of ethics and accountability

11. Understanding of and adherence to appropriate work-place and client boundaries

12. Ability to make a long term commitment to our organization (preferably 2 years minimum)
Benefits / Why Work for Us: · Exposure to individuals exhibiting behavior problems that may include physical acting out and requires safe physical management skills

· Exposure to individuals with complex mental health, behavioral, or substance misuse issues

· Exposure to individuals with various states of cleanliness and hygiene

COMPENSATION

· Starting wage of $15 per hour

· $1000 bonus after one year of positive performance

· Full time benefits are payable after 90 days of employment and include: Holiday pay for hours worked on 6 recognized holidays at a rate of time and a half, A health insurance stipend of $200 per month, 1 week per year of Paid Time Off (PTO) to be accrued at a rate of 1.54 hrs per pay period

Youth Futures does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $15.00 per hour
How to Apply: Email resume to salex@yfut.org
Closing Date: 6/30/2021 or until filled.
Status: Full Time
Location: Ogden

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Contact Name: Shilyn Alex
Email: salex@yfut.org