Access! Workforce & Education Mentor Facilitator
Will facilitate the transportation to and from job site/educational activities as well as case management and counseling appointments. Will provide job coaching and demonstrate positive relationship building with Access! participants. Engage in support services for clients in the Youth Shelters and Family Services (YSFS) Access! program by providing skill building training for youth ages 14-24, resulting in employment, post-secondary education, registered apprenticeships or vocational certification. Will network with community collaborators and partners on and off site in order to enhance relationships and activities. Will also facilitate life skills development groups, education, and workforce development services and referrals.
A. Maintain dynamic interaction with the Program Coordinator, Service Coordinator, program staff and community partners concerning client needs, direct service interactions, legal issues and program functioning;
B. Engage in external relations with community collaborators including Santa Fe and Rio Arriba County School Districts, City of Santa Fe, Santa Fe Community College, Juvenile Justice Services, the courts, drug and alcohol treatment centers, social service agencies and community partners;
C. Provide oversight, modeling and evaluation of work crew activities;
D. Act as a member of the service team, providing support for and participation in other program services.
SPECIFIC PROGRAM DUTIES
Transport Access! Participants to and from appointments, job site/educational activities and case management services locations;
Assist with planning, organizing, facilitating and providing appropriate modeling skills, oversight of daily work crew projects to ensure adherence to rules and regulations, monitor safety, and provide training through demonstration of hands on tasks in order to introduce and develop key job skills and increased understanding of core program values;
Assist in client assessment, case planning, coordinating, reviewing, discharge and after-care planning and implantation as needed;
Engage in crew activities, educational, vocational and employment service activities, support groups, life skills education, outings, community service projects, as required;
Engage clients in the maintenance of the physical quality, cleanliness, and safety of tools, equipment, vehicles and work sites;
Assist in providing individualized life skills education, leadership opportunities and activities to facilitate clients achievement of their personal goals, as assigned;
. Assist with volunteer and mentor recruiting and oversight, as assigned;
Assist in maintaining comprehensive client case files, as determined by program requirements;
Provide information for required reports as requested;
Perform other duties, as assigned by supervisor.
GED or High School Diploma and two years relevant experience in the human services field;
The position requires physical strength and endurance, experience working with youth ages 14-24, strong work ethic and leadership qualities, and an ability to demonstrate professional expectations in a variety of environments;
Excellent time management and organizational skills with the ability to work under pressure and adjust to changing priorities and deadlines;
Proficiency in Spanish/English Languages preferred;
Maintain familiarity with all aspects of YSFS philosophies, integrating and applying philosophies into everyday interactions and practice;
Maintain familiarity with and abide by all aspects of YSFS internal policies and procedures;
Participate as a member of agency and program teams;
Computer software skills including Windows, Microsoft Word;
Initiative, reliability, flexibility, creativity, and thoroughness;
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with high quality spelling, grammar and punctuation;
High integrity and awareness when dealing with a broad array of cultures, restricted and/or confidential information;
Current CPR and First Aid certificates (within 30 days of hire, will train); valid Driver’s License, insurable under YS automobile policy to allow transport of clients (at least 25 years of age);
Criminal Records Check clearance.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Full-Time Position $13.46 hourly. Medical, Dental, Generous benefits and vacation time.
The salary range, duties and responsibilities of this position meets the requirements of Section 13 (a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act and therefore qualifies as an “non-exempt” position.