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 Spectrum Drop-In Center. The Youth Coaches 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.
Advocate for and with youth and assist them to access and utilize resources and services within
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must be knowledgeable about issues facing target population (homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health problems, family conflict, physical health issues, criminality, etc.) or be willing to learn.
Ability to engage and build rapport with both adolescents and young adults and set effective limits and boundaries with youth.
The ability to work independently and as a team member and according to the NASW code of Ethics.
Participating in supervision by identifying needs and issues, asking for assistance, support and training, and being able to accept and utilize feedback.
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.
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