Resource Specialist 

Application Due: September 7th

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Job purpose

Build transformational relationships with youth and young adults referred to CHOOSE 180 and their families or connected adults in effort to connect them to services that will support their commitment to change. 

Duties and responsibilities

  • Initiate and document follow-up contacts with all CHOOSE 180 participants and their families to develop individualized, strengths-based, youth-driven service plans.
  • Provide information to participants and their families about services that address their needs, goals, and barriers.
  • Meet with partner agencies on behalf of and/or with participants to advocate for youth successfully securing services.
  • Submit required weekly documentation of activities, including calendar, client progress notes, reimbursement forms, assessments, etc.
  • Support strategic relationships with community-based organizations, public agencies, supportive service providers and educational institutions, in support of Choose 180.
  • Support organizational fundraising efforts.
  • Participate in Choose 180 Workshops as a small group facilitator, and speaker as assigned.
  • Support CHOOSE 180 Program Manager by performing other duties as assignedQualifications

Desired Qualifications for this position:

  • Commitment to the vision and goals of the CHOOSE 180.
  • Personal or professional experience with the justice system.
  • Minimum two years of experience working with teens or young adults in employment, foster care, group care, housing, education, juvenile justice, anti-poverty, vocational support, mental health, chemical dependency and/or homelessness fields.
  • Strong youth engagement and relationship building skills.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills, and presentation skills.
  • Culturally competent in working with diverse communities in secular and non-secular worlds across the economic spectrum. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and respect for cultural influences of underserved youth and young adults, including youth and young adults of color from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Experience working with programs designed to help people overcome a variety of challenges such as school truancy, mental illness, substance abuse, anger management, etc.
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Grant-writing and reporting experience

Working conditions

The incumbent in this position is required to work some weekend days as well as attend after-hours events, and to be available for consultation when needed. In addition, the incumbent may be called upon to intervene in situations involving youth who are under the influence of intoxicants, are mentally ill or developmentally challenged, or who have poorly developed anger-management skills.

Compensation: $37,440 - $41,600/Year DOQ