Full-timeEstimated: $39,000 - $52,000 a year
- Writing Skills
- Growing Experience
- Driver's License
- High School Diploma or GED
Full Job Description
Youth Engagement Specialist
Job Location: Chloe House
Shift: Monday - Friday, 7 am - 3 pm
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Type: Non-Exempt
Reports to: Program Manager
Sasha Bruce Youthwork is the leading provider of homeless youth services in the DC region. Founded in 1974, Sasha Bruce Youthwork (SBY) works to improve the lives of runaway, homeless, abused, and neglected youth and their families in the DC region. We achieve this by providing shelter, counseling, life skills training, and positive youth development activities to approximately 1,500 youth and 5,000 family members each year. With 45 years of experience meeting the growing needs of DC’s youth and families with innovative programs, SBY is committed to ending youth homelessness once and for all.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Youth Engagement Specialist is responsible for monitoring the safety and conduct of house residents; and providing clinical and crisis intervention, as needed.
Responsible for reporting, planning and implementation of the weekend activity schedule.
Make regular house check inspections inside the building and in the area immediately outside, and check individual rooms when necessary.
Maintain all necessary records, including but not limited to: legible, comprehensive and accurate reports of house activities in the house log.
Provide crisis intervention and on-site counseling.
Carry out emergency fire evacuation, and emergency procedures in case of an illness or accident.
Provide office coverage, answer and record all phone calls and visitors.
Ensure supervision of house participants to include enforcing house rules and house safety.
Participate in training provided or recommended by the Agency, during non-shift hours, as much as possible.
Participate in regular supervision meetings with the Program Manager.
High School Diploma or GED with 2 to 3 years’ relevant experience in Human Services or a related field (preferably working with adolescents/young adults) required
Strong spoken and written English language skills, including report writing
Experience working with teens and youth
Possess a valid Driver’s License, pass required DC clearances (and other states as applicable)