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My Path Forward Part Time After Hours Program Support
TITLE: After Hours Program Support Staff
DEPT/PROGRAM: My Path Forward
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: My Path Forward Case Manager (assigned)
The My Path Forward [MPF] After Hours Program Support Staff will use a trauma-informed approach to supporting young adults, ages 17-25, who have aged out of foster care in order to meet their case management goals. Services include bed/curfew checks, crisis management, and providing limited program transportation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Services to Young Adults:
- Provide after-hours [evenings, overnight, weekend] program supervision and support to youth in My Path Forward (MPF) and My Path Forward- Independent Living Arrangement (MPF-ILA);
- Provide apartment checks/curfew checks;
- Provide crisis management as needed;
- Provide limited transportation to/from after-hours employment locations and grocery shopping;
- Enforce all program and property rules and expectations;
- Coach young adults on how to handle issues in a way that promotes self-advocacy;
- Communicate regularly with My Path Forward Team to ensure participants’ needs are met and issues are efficiently and effectively addressed within a timely fashion;
- Participate in crisis management as needed;
- Document all youth contacts in a timely manner;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge of the impact of trauma on child and youth development.
- Knowledge of best practice for coaching and teaching young adults.
- Knowledge of young adult needs, attitudes and beliefs.
- Knowledge of the role and importance of permanency for young adults.
- Knowledge of the needs of youth aging out of foster care.
- Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
- Skilled at engaging young adults.
- Skilled at negotiating services and identifying resources as they relate to young adults.
- Skilled at collaborating with clients, staff and professionals in the community.
- Ability to work independently but also as part of a team.
- Ability to tolerate ambiguity.
- Ability to communicate and build relationships with a variety of internal and external customers.
- Ability to present program to others in a clear and meaningful manner.
- Ability to frequently problem-solve both independently and as a small team.
- Ability to effectively communicate with program staff to address ongoing issues and needs of clients.
- College degree from an accredited college or university in a related subject (i.e. criminal justice, education, counseling, social work, human services, etc.), preferred but not required.
- Three to five years of experience working independently providing coaching, case management, criminal justice services, or a related field to youth and young adults.
- An in-depth understanding of trauma-informed care.
- Commitment to the mission, goals and services of Children’s Home Society of Virginia.
- Acceptable driving record and adequate auto insurance.