Youth Success Specialist
Baltimore (United States of America)
The youth success specialist works with newly arrived refugee and asylee youth to support their academic success and social integration. The youth success specialist supports the implementation of the Refugee Student Mentorship Program (RSMP) and Refugee Youth Mentorship Program (RYMP) by providing individual case management services to youth currently participating in the program. The position works closely with students, their families, volunteers, and school staff to set goals and develop individual action plans.
This is a part-time, limited term position through May 31, 2022. The position specialist will work approximately 15 hours per week, including 1-2 evenings per week for youth services programs.
•Work one-on-one with middle and high school youth to develop individual learning plans. Conduct regular check-ins with students to monitor their progress
•Maintain up-to-date case notes and services plans; ensuring students case files are in compliance with grant requirements
•Lead community outreach to identify opportunities and external services to assist students in making progress towards their goals
•Assist in enforcing program expectations and follow program routines to create safe and productive learning environments
•Collaborate with colleagues to identify individual or group mentorship opportunities for middle and high school youth
•Update training materials and resources, such as suggested activities, for mentors
•Organize group activities with mentors and mentee clients
•Supervise interns or other volunteers assisting with Refugee Student Mentorship Program
•Other tasks and projects as assigned
•Bachelor’s degree preferred
•Previous experience working with youth and in virtual and/or classroom/education settings
•Experience working in a multi-cultural setting
•Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. Creativity and initiative to follow through on projects
•Energetic, empathetic and ready to manage a variety of tasks
•Fluency in English, written and spoken
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
•Adherence to IRC workplace policies
•Some evening and weekend hours will be required
•Valid driver’s license, reliable access to a vehicle with current insurance, and the ability to travel within the local service delivery area regularly preferred.
Working Environment: The position includes weekly evening hours during the youth coaching cohort. May also include standard office work environment and occasional work in the local community, such as in schools and client homes.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.