Youth & Family Engagement Specialist
Company: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Job Title: Youth and Family Engagement Specialist
Salary Band: 1
Reporting to: Youth Program Site Manager
Department: Whole Family Services - 21st Century
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
-- 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
-- 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
-- Valid driver's license and reliable transportation.
-- Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
-- 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
-- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in written
-- Good interpersonal and professional skills including but not
limited to professional appearance, tact, punctuality, and
-- 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
-- Perform work in a manner that upholds Wayne Metro policies and
-- 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
Work to be scheduled Monday through Friday with specific hours to
be determined by program needs.
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
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