Spectrum Youth Coaches are the primary, front line staff in the Drop-In Center. They provide brief interventions, screening, resource coordination, referrals, and informal case management to youth being served in the Drop-In Center. They are young adults who are at least 18 years old and need to be healthy role models for the youth being served.
Staffing Drop-In Center:
Maintain Drop-In Center as a safe, clean, and accessible space for youth and young adults, ages 14-24.
Provide supportive brief intervention based on Motivational Interviewing.
Provide resource coordination, case management, and referrals to other Spectrum and community services as appropriate.
Responsible for record keeping which includes daily logs, meal and people counts, and other data required by funding sources and the Agency.
Participate in supervision/staff meetings and trainings as needed.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be knowledgeable about issues facing target population (homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health problems, etc.
Ability to engage and build rapport with both adolescents and young adults and set effective limits and boundaries with youth.
Commitment to the values of diversity with respect to gender identity, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation, and religion.
This position may include driving the Spectrum van and/or transporting clients. Driver’s license may be required.
The above duties will be carried out in the Drop-In Center and occasionally transporting clients in the local area. The hours will be between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, Monday-Friday and 12 pm – 5 pm.
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