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Youth Engagement Specialist

Company: Community Teamwork
Location: Lowell
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

* Youth Engagement Specialist*

Youth Services program is EXPANDING!!!

We are seeking a Youth Engagement Specialist who will be responsible for engaging homeless and at risk youth and young adults (YYA) within the North Middlesex and Merrimack Valley regions. The Youth Outreach Worker will provide direct care services both at the Youth Opportunity Center and within the community, meeting young people where they are at in supporting youth to access basic survival needs, connections with mental health and substance use services and developing positive life skills towards stabilization.

Responsibilities include:

* Working with Homeless Youth and Young adults (16-24) with a trauma informed / strength based lens * Developing relationships with local agency partners and communities * Data entry for Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS) * Participation in city, state and agency meetings * Work as part of the Youth Services team to identify housing resources and community connection for YYA in need. * Support The Mill You day program as an extension of Outreach services * Support in implementing youth groups focused on stabilization and healthy life styles * Supporting youth and young adults within the community as needed ( ie: attend appointments, working on independence/ life skills)

Qualifications:

* 4 year degree in social work, public policy or other related fields preferred, High School diploma or equivalent required. * 3 years experience in social services or case management required * Strong community organizing skills * Sensitivity to the needs of diverse, low income populations. * Strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and negation skills. * Effective customer service, interpersonal and communications skills- verbal and written. * Ability to maintain confidentiality. Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. * Desire to work with low income, culturally diverse, and at-risk families and individuals. * Knowledge and experience working with low income, culturally diverse, homeless and at-risk youth and families. * Demonstrated knowledge of community resources available to low-income individuals and families. * Excellent customer service, organizational, oral and written communication skills. * Ability to manage multiple priorities and work in a fast-paced environment. * Proficient computer skills required in basic computer software and data collection systems. * Excellent crisis management skills. * Bilingual (English/Spanish, English/Khmer, English/Portuguese) preferred. * Valid Massachusetts drivers license.

CTI offers a comprehensive benefits package including, Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Tuition Reimbursement and a 5% contribution to your 401K, 11 paid Holidays, 4 weeks of Paid Time Off, paid sick leave and much more.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Community Teamwork is a drug free work environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to become an integral member of an innovative, outcome focused team in an organization committed to excellence.

Keywords: Community Teamwork, Lowell , Youth Engagement Specialist, Other , Lowell, Massachusetts

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