LV Youth Lead Mentor (Part-Time)
The part-time LV Youth Lead Mentor will support a team of professional providers serving youth in the Little Village area of Chicago. Proyecto Cuídate provides individual, group and family services to support, inform and educate the community on topics that strengthen the individual and family unit. It includes:
- School based and after school youth programming
- Mentorship programming
- Restorative Justice focused work in the school system,
- Informative workshops and trainings in areas such as violence prevention, health & wellness, parenting skills, etc.,
- Supportive counseling and case management
- Support with the development, design, and evaluation of the Little Village Youth Teams (LVYT) program.
- Lead mentorship programming creation and facilitation.
- Engage and mentor youth.
- Facilitate weekly check-ins with mentors and mentees.
- Maintains necessary records, including: program sign out sheets, attendance sheets, updating participant files, anecdotal notes, etc.
- Complete funder required documentation for participants/families served (e.g. collecting and organizing surveys, data entry and other program support).
- Be well-informed of community resources and events in order to best assist and refer participants.
- Attends weekly staff meetings, supervision meetings, special workshops and training sessions, including funder sponsored workshops to increase professional knowledge.
- Represent the agency and program at various events, agencies, and schools.
- Work collaboratively, foster and maintain relationships with CPS school system, other key government and community partners, and collaboratives.
- Participate in regular Erie Neighborhood House staff meetings, curriculum meetings, and events.
- Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications & Requirements
- A Bachelor’s Degree in social service related field, currently in school obtaining such degree, or equivalent work experience.
- A minimum of two years’ experience working in direct service to the community, particularly youth and immigrant families.
- English/Spanish fluency is a plus.
- Familiarity with domestic violence, child abuse, and trauma.
- Commitment to social justice and sensitivity to the assets and challenges of a diverse group of participants.
- Demonstrated organizational skills.
- Be self-motivated, self-directed, creative, reliable and dependable.
- Exhibit sincere interest in working with youth and families.
- Completion of fingerprint background check.
- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends and travel to off-site locations.
- Superior communication, word processing, and management skills.
Erie Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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