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Youth & Family Engagement Specialist

Company: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Location: Taylor
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Youth and Family Engagement Specialist

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Salary Band: 1

Reporting to: Youth Program Site Manager

Department: Whole Family Services - 21st Century

Scope:

To work as a member of a team with program staff, families and the community to achieve student success. Responsible for fostering partnerships in student development and the implementation of varied activities including educational and social and emotional learning.

Essential Functions:

-- Maintains a healthy team dynamic by embodying honesty and empathy in all interactions. Approaches new challenges with enthusiasm, tenacity and openness.

-- Implement a program curriculum designed to meet program objectives by creating a safe environment where students can build SEL skills to help them succeed in school.

-- Engage parents in identifying needs, act as an advocate by connecting families to Wayne Metro resources and assisting with the coordination of support services.

-- Ensure no child is left unsupervised at any time and ensure the health and safety of children, families and staff, per agency, federal, state and local policies.

-- Assist with data collection and compliance of the grant.

-- Evaluate youth progress in predetermined measurable terms at program intervals and communicate with parents to engage them as partners in their students' growth.

-- Builds and maintains relationships with school day staff with the purpose of partnering in building student success.

-- Facilitate and maintain a family advisory committee.

-- Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk, sit, see, talk and hear, and use hands to manipulate. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb steps, stoop, bend, kneel, or crouch. The employee is required to supervise students, requiring the employee to match walking speed that matches the student and may at times require the ability to run to safeguard students. The employee must occasionally lift (up to 50 pounds), carry, and move students. Employees must occasionally move equipment and/or supplies. The job is performed for the most part in a school setting with occasional outside weather conditions. The noise level is that of a typical school setting.

Minimum Qualifications:

-- Minimum of a High School Diploma, Associate's Degree or credits toward an associates in child related fields preferred. Child related fields include early childhood, secondary education, elementary education, special education, physical education, child guidance, child counseling, child psychology, family studies, social work, human services, and youth development.

-- Minimum of two years of experience in youth education/programming: elementary/secondary education, youth development, out of school time programming, pre-social work, or child related field.

-- Ability to implement program plans appropriate for meeting the educational and personal development needs of at-risk youth.

-- Ability to implement evaluation tools to accurately measure the results achieved by youth participation in the program.

-- Ability to interact with parents, teachers, and other professionals to identify, and provide for the needs of youth with regards to social services, recreational/cultural activities, and education.

-- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

-- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.

Minimum Competencies:

-- Working knowledge of basic internet applications and programs including Google technology and Microsoft Office Word and Excel. The ability to learn and utilize the necessary programs for this position.

-- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written form.

-- Good interpersonal and professional skills including but not limited to professional appearance, tact, punctuality, and dependability.

-- Ability to provide services for those persons facing economic, social, health, age, and educational barriers.

-- Ability to work independently or in a team environment (as deemed necessary).

-- Perform work in a manner that upholds Wayne Metro policies and procedures.

Travel Requirements:

-- Ability to travel to various sites as needed.

Licensing and Other Requirements:

-- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.

-- Ability to pass licensing required background check

-- Must be COVID-19 vaccinated, or partially, with the ability to complete within 30-days of employment. Circumstances preventing vaccination, and corresponding accommodations will be reviewed and considered.

Work Hours:

Work to be scheduled Monday through Friday with specific hours to be determined by program needs.

Other Duties:

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job- duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Various Open locations throughout Wayne County:

These locations may change, including the addition of more cities: Detroit, Highland Park, Ecorse, River Rouge, Taylor, Dearborn Heights, Lincoln Park, Melvindale, Inkster

Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Keywords: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency, Taylor , Youth & Family Engagement Specialist, Other , Taylor, Michigan

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