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Spectrum is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which youth and adults of all diverse identities are treated with respect, dignity, and equity, and a community that is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear. To read our entire Diversity Statement, click here.


MYP AmeriCorps Member – CEDO

The AmeriCorps member will primarily focus on coordinating and promoting the Multicultural Youth Conference with secondary duties of creating and implementing key initiatives in terms of developing cultural competency/responsiveness at an organizational and interpersonal level. The member will also serve as a support to the Multicultural Youth Program in any capacity they or the manager deems appropriate and most effective.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Schedule, coordinate, and research funding opportunities for the annual Multicultural Youth Conference.
  • Communicate with community partners who will take part in the resource fair or conference workshops during the year and/or during the annual conference.
  • The member will actively serve on and work with the Youth Advisory Council for the purpose of developing youth guided workshops and youth initiated themes for the Multicultural Youth Conference.
  • Support the Resource Space and staffing the area.
  • Support the Multicultural Help Desk at BHS and WHS
  • Explore internally within the organization and externally any cultural competency tools and examples of diversity and equity initiatives that can and will benefit the organization on its path of increasing its cultural competency.
  • Participate in supervision, staff meetings, and trainings as scheduled and as needed.
  • Facilitate and participate in dialogue about race, culture, social justice and how to bring theory into practice.
  • Support the development and operation of the Multicultural Youth Program.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have knowledge and experience with community and program development.
  • 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.
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently, as a team member.
  • 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. (Knowledge or familiarity about the communities’ ethic and cultural diversity is preferred.)
  • Must have the ability to evaluate, research and see opportunities to develop new approaches for organizing across differences.
  • Must have the commitment to address dynamics of power, privilege and oppression on an individual and institutional level.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The above duties will be carried out in a variety of settings including on-site, various community meeting settings, schools and public gatherings. This is a full-time position, and the working hours will correspond to the operation and needs of the program.
  • The above duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed in this job. They should not be construed as an exhaustive listing of all job duties and responsibilities by employees so classified.

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Supported Housing Staff

This position provides support for, and encourages, youth to achieve the goals outlined in their service plan. Staff is expected to be active participants in the supported housing community & activities that support youth to achieve their goals. Timely and accurate completion of record keeping is also essential to this position.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Programming
    • Support and encourage youth to carry out daily routines and achieve goals outlined in their service plans.
    • Take youth on activities, job searching and or to volunteer opportunities.
    • Administer resident medication.
  • Responsible for accurate and timely completion of record keeping including:
    • Individual youth files, daily data entry, documentation of critical incidents
    • Daily follow-up with e-mail and voice mail
    • Time sheets, expense reports
  • Communication and cross over with other staff is expected including the following:
    • Update on the shift and status of all youth
    • Medication, UA, critical information discussed
  • Communicate maintenance needs that arise to the Intake Coordinator
  • Participation and attendance is expected at bi-weekly individual supervision and weekly staff     meetings
  • Support the training of new staff and respite personnel as assigned.
  • Contribute and participate in the overall growth and improvement of the supported housing program.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • High school degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum one year experience working with at-risk youth in a residential setting or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development including the following: mental health and substance abuse issues; trauma; attachment issues; complex family dynamics; developmental challenges and educational issues.
  • Knowledge of life skills work including: meal preparation, budgeting, cleaning & personal hygiene, job readiness/employment skills.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries and ability to set limits.
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion.
  • Adherence to agency code of ethics and all policies and procedures.
  • Valid driver’s license preferred.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This position requires flexibility and travel for activities, client appointment, etc. Due to the nature of supported housing work shifts include days, evenings, awake overnights, weekends, and holidays

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