This position is responsible for providing program co-coordination and assisting in the continuing development of the Multicultural Youth Program (MYP). Under the supervision of the MYP Manager. The MYP Coordinator will provide support in the areas of community outreach and program co- development. The coordinator will have knowledge and connections to various community resources and partners that provide services to the various and existing multicultural communities. The coordinator will participate in a team setting and/or on a partnering level with the MYP Manager to implement logistical and informational elements that will assist in finalizing the structure of the Multicultural Youth Program. In addition to this, the coordinator will also provide educational support and assistance to multicultural youth who use the MYP space. This is a part time position consisting of 28 hours per week.
- Assist in the development of program aspects structure of the Multicultural Youth Program.
- Act as Volunteer Coordinator, including recruitment and training of volunteers.
Coordinate and schedule meetings with possible community partners that will benefit the work done by the Multicultural Youth Program.
- Be responsible for taking and maintaining meeting notes from MYP team meetings.
- Support and assist youth in an educational context.
Participate in staff meetings, and trainings as scheduled.
- Advocate for youth-identified resource needs to support healthy growth and development within the agency and in the community.
- Assist in the development of specific training for staff and volunteers.
- Provide agency and community resources orientation and training.
- May be required to provide interdepartmental support.
Knowledge & Skills Required
- Bachelor’s degree in social work or counseling preferred or relevant experience. Minimum 1 year experience in social work or counseling field and coordinating experience preferred but not required.
- Must be knowledgeable about issues facing target population (e.g. information specific to cultural groups identified as being at-risk, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health problems, family conflict, physical health issues, criminality, etc.) or be willing to learn.
- Ability to engage and build rapport with both adolescents and young adults and set effective limits and boundaries with youth and others.
- Ability to work independently, as a team member, and abide by the NASW code of Ethics.
- Willingness to participate in supervision, identify needs and issues, ask for assistance, support and training, and be able to accept and utilize feedback.
- Commitment to the values of diversity with respect to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion.
The above duties will be carried out in a variety of settings including on-site, various community meeting settings, schools, and public gatherings.
Spectrum’s Diversity Commitment
Youth and adults of all social and cultural identities; including race, religion, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, age, country of origin, immigration status, and mobility; should be treated with respect, dignity, and equity.
Spectrum Youth and Family Services is committed to creating and maintaining an environment and community that:
•is free from racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and all forms of injustice and inequity;
•is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear;
•is uncompromised in physical and emotional safety; and
•fosters and practices civil and respectful dialogue.