Youth Transition Program Coordinators
Misión Mexico, Tapachula is seeking exceptional candidate for the roles of Youth Transition Program Boys Coordinator and Youth Transistion Program Girls Coordinator. These roles will work closely with Youth Transition Program Manager, as well as the other key staff at Misión Mexico. These positions would require a minimum commitment of 12 months. This role is for an immediate start. This role is based in Tapachula, Mexico and is renumerated.
About Misión Mexico
Misión México is a place where a number of children call home; a place where they are considered one of the family. It is somewhere they are loved and provided with opportunities for growth, development and advancement in all areas of their lives including education and emotional support.
Since Misión México was established in 2001, more than 250 children from various circumstances of need have been helped. These children, aged between three and 18, have been abused, abandoned, neglected and are often from extreme poverty. All have had an opportunity to escape the cycle of abuse and poverty and are enjoying a second chance at life.
With no Government support the refuge relies solely on the generosity of individuals, businesses and fundraising to continue its work. Please check visit our website, lovelifehope.com for more information.
Our Youth Transition Programme (YTP) was established in 2014 to enable older youth within Misión México to begin their transition to semi-independent living, and build the skills required to live independently. Misión México has procured two off-site Youth Transition Houses for our young adults to live with onsite coordinators, whilst being supported to finish higher education or pursue other career goals.
The YTP Coordinator works closely with our youth living at Misión Mexico (aged 13 years +) and our young adults living in the Youth Transition Houses (aged 16 years +) who require intense support to develop independent living and life skills. Our YTP Coordinators are expected to be both a role model and a source of authority to our youth and young adults, living on site with some of our teenagers and young adults.
Primary Objectives of the Role
To create a safe, secure and stable environment for the young people, with a supportive learning environment that ensures their daily living skills are developed.
The focus includes:
Independent and practical living skills
Health and nutrition
Positive role modelling skills
Education and employment
Financial planning and budgeting
Practical support sourcing employment
Personal development is also a critical element of the program to help improve their confidence, interpersonal and negotiation skills, and self-motivation.
Extensive knowledge and experience working with children or young people from backgrounds of trauma and/or disadvantaged backgrounds
Proven ability to engage positively with children and young adults, whilst maintaining a high level of pastoral care and understanding of boundary setting
Experience in facilitation and group work skills
Ability to be an enabler, not a provider
Strong conflict resolution, negotiation and problem-solving skills
Ability to demonstrate patience, consistency, empathy, flexibility, initiative, humour, honesty and maturity
Proven ability to work as part of a team and show leadership qualities
Valid ‘Working with Children Check’ and undergo a Criminal Records Check prior to employment. Subsequently, staff must report any criminal charges or court appearances.
A minimum of both conversational Spanish and conversational English
A relevant Tertiary qualification and/or minimum 1 years’ experience in the fields of Social Services, Human Service, or Education (paid or voluntary roles)
Experience in basic cooking and nutrition skills
Experience working in a community/residential background
Full driving license, with willingness to drive in Mexico if required
If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, please send the following documents to email@example.com :
A covering letter addressing the selection criteria and your suitability for the role based on the skills, knowledge and abilities requirements outlined in the advertisement and role description (Maximum of 2 pages);
A current CV or Resume;
Copies of all relevant qualifications
The contact details of two professional referees, including your most recent line manager/s.