CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Full-Time, Nonexempt, Hourly
LOCATION: 1210 Glenwood Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55405
CLOSING DATE: January 26, 2014
The Link has provided education, supportive housing and a dynamic network of social services to at-risk youth in the Twin Cities for 20 years. Targeted programs reach out to youth and families when truancy, homelessness, or involvement in the juvenile legal system is putting youth at risk of not reaching their fullest potential. The Link currently serves over 3,300 at-risk youth each year.
• Four year degree in related field and 2 years’ experience working with parents or 5+ years of relevant experience.
• Experience in working with African American parents of teens.
• Experience in facilitating groups.
• Experience in completing intake and assessments of client needs.
• Experience in providing 1:1 services and support that are African American culturally specific.
•Knowledge of African American culturally specific services and support.
• Access to reliable transportation and the ability to drive participants.
• Clean driving record and no criminal background.
• Skilled in building relationships quickly.
• High level of attention to detail.
• High level of personal and professional integrity, including ability to protect and maintain confidentiality.
•Ability to work effectively with and relate to diverse populations.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially for client advocacy.
• Demonstrated ability to efficiently organize, coordinate, track and complete multiple tasks as well as adjust to changing priorities.
• Computer application proficiency, including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule that will include some evening hours.
•Develop and distribute marketing materials.
•Provide follow up phone calls and visits to support recruiting efforts.
• Develop culturally specific group curriculum.
• Facilitate culturally specific parenting groups.
• Provide case management services to parents of at-risk youth.
• Conduct home visits, connections to resources and phone support.
• Provide necessary transportation for clients according to availability.
• Establish and maintain relationships with community, government agencies and community members.
• Create safe and supportive relationships with clients.
• Report to supervisor in regards to client progress.
•Keep updated records of all interactions with clients and any other contacts made on their behalf.
• Provide on-going monitoring and reporting of client progress.