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Are you ready to make a difference in our community? Seton House is seeking a compassionate self-starter who will advocate and support the youth and children living at Seton House. The position is part-time at 30 hours weekly (but could become full-time) with a flexible work schedule to accommodate evenings for our families. We have a few weekend events throughout the year including photos with Santa and an Easter egg hunt.
This position will include addressing the basic needs for youth and children in poverty, advocacy within the education system and coordination of resources including but not limited to parenting and nutrition/cooking classes plus referrals to licensed counseling & medical care appointments. This role includes coordinating car seats, diapers, over the counter medications, ensuring that children are attending school, clothing needs, toys, books, recreational activities and so much more.
This position would be ideal for a retired teacher or paraprofessional interested in working a more flexible schedule and making a difference in the lives of single-parent families living in poverty. The right candidate must care about people and be willing to engage our families in unconventional ways. We strive to meet people where they are. The ideal person for this role must be flexible, independently motivated to go the extra mile and capable of building trusting relationships in a non-judgmental way.
Seton House is a self-sufficiency program with housing for 22 single-parent families. The Youth Services Facilitator will act as a liaison with partnering agencies and will be provided with training through our Connections to Success program. This person must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and will be required to work within the boundaries of confidentiality. This is a support staff role, and the ideal candidate will work to support all other roles in the organization and fill in when and where needed!
Assess immediate needs of children and youth upon intake.
Develop and maintain appropriate trusting relationships with youth and children living at Seton House–as well as their parents.
Report concerns to the staff Case Manager.
Communicate regularly with the Director about additional resources needed.
Communicate clearly and professionally with outside agencies including DFS, NCSD#1 teachers and administrators, daycare providers and community partners who provide valuable resources.
Attend MDT or IEP meetings as needed and other meetings as appropriate.
Engage regularly with children to identify warning signs and/or needs.
Communicate professionally and effectively with parents regarding available resources.
Implement program evaluation procedures to ensure checks and balances.
Assist with parent-driven goals for individual children.
Assist with tutoring and homework support as needed or coordinate an outside resource to address the needs of school-age children.
Create recreational opportunities for youth and children (bring in local resources for enrichment activities for children & youth to include their parents)
Perform other related duties as assigned as part of our small team
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Strong time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to prioritize tasks
Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
Compassion for and patience with youth and children as well as parents who experiencing stress or trauma.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field of Social Work, Education, Child Development.
At least two years related experience preferred.
Must have a clean driving record, must pass a criminal background check and possess a valid driver’s license.
Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times. Must be able to sit for extended periods of time. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and engage with children on the floor in a crouched position, kneeling or sitting.
Job Types: Part-time, could become full-time
Pay: $15.00 – $18.00 per hour
All of our staff and participants are vaccinated against Covid-19.
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