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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.


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Professional

This position will be working with the Executive Director, Administration, Program Directors, Coordinators, and the DEI Committee to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in staffing, service programs, training, forms, and policy tThis position will be working with the Executive Director, Administration, Program Directors, Coordinators, and the DEI Committee to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in staffing, service programs, training, forms, and policy throughout Spectrum. The salary for this position is $50,000, plus benefits. Willing to discuss a part time opportunity.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Oversee a comprehensive organizational review to identify any potential systemic racism and inequities within Spectrum and inventory systems in place that engender disparities.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the work of the DEI Committee in conjunction with the committee co-chairs.
  • Collaborating with each program and department to set and meet their DEI Goals.
  • Conduct a review of all organization policies through the lens of DEI and recommend policy revisions. This will be performed in conjunction with a DEI committee and with the collaboration of the HR Manager.
  • Work to develop performance targets and performance measures to improve systems for recruitment and inclusion in staffing and clients. 
  • Attend Spectrum program leaders’ meetings and attend meetings of program staff on a monthly or quarterly basis.
  • Develop and conduct training for Spectrum programs, those we serve and the board of directors.
  • Represent Spectrum on local, regional, and statewide committees to promote justice, racial equity, and injustice.
  • Report out to the Executive Director, the leadership team, the DEI Committee, and the board of directors regarding the current state of the work.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in human services or other appropriate discipline, and 2    years of relevant experience working in racial equity, diversity, or social justice, including relevant management experience; or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. 
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds
  • Demonstrated knowledge of both federal and Vermont state laws prohibiting discrimination.
  • Excellent oral presentation, facilitation, and communication skills, with experience in providing professional trainings to diverse audiences.
  • Excellent writing ability to prepare written reports, proposals, and analyses.  
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain trusted relationships among leaders and stakeholders in the social justice and racial equity arena. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; bilingual abilities are a plus.
  • Valid driver’s license is preferred. Private transportation, willingness and ability to travel occasionally throughout the state.
  • Ability to uphold safety standards

WORK ENVIRONMENT

This is an office and field position, and some travel is required. 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.


Supported Housing Youth Coach

Join the Spectrum team as a Supported Housing Youth Coach! Support youth residents in our housing program to build and achieve their goals. Be an active participant in residential activities that encourage youth to build relationships, develop autonomy, and care for themselves and their spaces. Model effective communication skills.

SALARY & BENEFITS

This position is ideal for people interested in or starting out in the social work or human services field. It pays $17 per hour, with a 9% increase ($18.53 per hour) between the hours of midnight and 7am and includes an excellent health, dental, and vision healthcare package, accrued vacation time and unlimited sick time, a 403b retirement plan, 3 months paid parental leave, and tuition reimbursement. There is also a $1,000 sign-on bonus. (Paid $500 in the first paycheck and $500 after 90 days of continued employment.)

This is an opportunity to work with a team of experienced human services professionals that are passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice for all young people in our local community. There are two positions available. These positions are 4 days per week, Saturday – Tuesday 4 pm – 2 am.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Willingness to work as a member of a comprehensive treatment team in a residential setting with homeless youth ages 16-23
  • Creating and encouraging a healthy living space and community as well as responsibility for overall safety and daily function of the House
  • Daily assessment and face to face interaction with youth, identifying goals and practicing life skill development (cooking, laundry, budgeting)
  • Daily documentation via Electronic Medical Record system
  • Creativity, problem solving, and crisis management
  • Utilizing techniques to encourage and motivate youth
  • Organization and facilitation of group activities with youth
  • Attendance and completion of trainings, as assigned

Participation in regular meetings, as well as strong communication with fellow team members

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • High school degree required.
  • Interest working with at-risk youth in a residential setting.
  • Knowledge or understanding of 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, and 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 appointments, etc.

To apply for this position, click here.


Multicultural Youth Program Coordinator – Part Time

MYP Youth Coordinator is responsible for providing program coordination and assisting in the continuing development of the Multicultural Youth Program (MYP). The MYP Coordinator will provide support in the areas of community outreach and program development. 

The coordinator will have knowledge and connections to various community resources and partners that provide services to the various and existing multicultural communities. They 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 non-exempt position consisting of approximately 28 hours per week and pays $17.00 per hour.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.
  • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 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.

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.


Multicultural Youth Program Manager

This position is responsible for providing program management and coordination for the Multicultural Youth Program (MYP). The MYP Manager will have knowledge of community resources and other Spectrum programs in order to support and train outreach workers and interns, make appropriate referrals, and actively cultivate relationships with other community stakeholders. The manager will recruit, hire, train, and supervise program staff.  They will be supervised by and work with the Clinical Director and be involved in program development, data collections and evaluation, and grant activity.  Overall program development and activities will be guided by evidence/research-based interventions specific to the population being served. The MYP Manager, along with the outreach workers, will represent Spectrum in community forums addressing service and resource needs of multicultural at-risk youth. This is an exempt position with a salary of $48,000-$58,000 depending on experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  • 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
  • Develop and maintain all program records including logs, client records, and any other agency documentation that maybe required.
  • 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 
  • Develop and deliver community presentations related to the Spectrum Multicultural Youth Program and other Spectrum services
  • Participate in other relevant meetings such as team meetings; and trainings as needed and approved by Clinical Director

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
  • Must also be knowledgeable about and/or have experience with language and interpretation services relevant to identified target populations
  • 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
  • Ability to engage, build trust and rapport with youth
  • Knowledge of and commitment to adhere to professional and agency policy and procedure
  • The ability to work independently and to participate as an effective team member. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) to relate to youth, business community, helping professionals, government officials and community leaders clearly and effectively 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
  • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion
  • This position may include transporting clients. A valid driver’s license, reliable car, and comprehensive insurance may be required
  • 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
  • Excellent written, verbal, listening and problem-solving communication skills
  • Experience with crisis intervention desired
  • Knowledge and understanding of adolescent development
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • Knowledge of community resources related to employment and area businesses desirable
  • The ability to ask for assistance, support and training, and to solicit, accept and utilize feedback
  • The ability to work independently and to participate as an effective team member
  • The ability to set effective limits with self and others
  • Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle
  • The ability to adapt personally, professionally and programmatically with a client population and the ever changing needs of the agency and community environment
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional and agency code of ethics

WORK 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.