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.
Multicultural Youth Program Manager
This position is responsible for providing program management and coordination for the Multicultural Youth Program (MYP). As the MYP Manger, you will have knowledge of community resources and other Spectrum programs in order to support and train outreach workers and interns, to make appropriate referrals, and will actively cultivate relationships with other community stakeholders to maintain good relationships with them and to ensure that youth being served have access to as many services as possible. The manager will be supervised by and work with the Clinical Director and will be involved in program development, data collections and evaluation and grant activity. The MYP Manager, along with the outreach workers, will represent Spectrum in community forums addressing service and resource needs of multicultural at-risk youth.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervise program staff, interns and volunteers
- Recruit, screen and hire all new staff
- Develop and provide program specific training for staff and volunteers
- Provide agency and community resources orientation and training
- Oversee and facilitate weekly/monthly schedules
- Participate in supervision and program development with Clinical Director drawing on evidence based interventions with target population
- Provide direct services to youth, which may include: community out-reach; co-facilitating life skills groups and service projects; conducting mental health/substance abuse screening; crisis intervention; problem-solving; educating youth about resources and making referrals
- Development and implement program policy and procedures consistent with the Agency
- Maintain state and federal reports and monthly data if relevant
- Grant oversight which includes: ensuring that grant deliverables are integrated into programming, data collection, and reporting
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
- Master’s Degree in social work or counseling preferred or Bachelor’s degree plus relevant experience required. Minimum three years’ experience in social work or counseling field and supervisory experience preferred.
- 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 provide leadership to staff engendering trust and teamwork while also setting limits and boundaries. Model professional conduct in and out of work environment
- The ability to work independently and to participate as an effective team member. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) to clearly and effectively relate to youth, business community, helping professionals, government officials and community leaders in a variety of ways and settings including the abilities to make presentations, utilize various media and creatively reach out and engage target populations
- Knowledge of local and state-wide services and resources
- Bi-lingual, multi-lingual in English and language of identified target population or ability to identify and navigate language differences through use of interpreter services
- Experience with crisis intervention desired
- Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development
- Knowledge of community resources related to employment and area businesses desirable
- Requires transporting clients. A valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle, and comprehensive insurance are required
- The ability to personally, professionally and programmatically adapt along with a client population and the ever changing needs of the agency and community environment
The above duties will be carried out in a variety of settings including on-site, street settings, various community meeting settings, schools, and public gatherings.
Applications must be received by March 15, 2020 to be considered for this position.