The Youth Development Specialist will provide a two semester Youth Action Council (YAC) and a two semester Youth Experience Success (YES) leadership development and advocacy program. The youth development specialist will also provide referrals to individualized support & case management services to youth ages 13 to 19 who have currently or formerly incarcerated parents with the goal of promoting the full development and success of participating young people. The YAC has an advocacy and policy change focus, aiming to ignite the inner advocate in young people interested in affecting change in the circumstances around them. The YES (Youth Experience Success) is a nine month (September – May) skills-building curriculum for youth ages 13-15, who have a parent who is currently incarcerated. As part of the YES, youth will gain critical life skills to help them live successful, responsible, and fulfilling lives.
The Youth Development Specialist will:
Please note that this is a part time position.
Education: Bachelors or Masters in Social Work, Psychology, or Counseling, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Two years of responsible professional work experience in a social services agency and demonstrated knowledge and experience working with adolescents (individually and in groups) required.
Related Skills or Knowledge: Knowledge of other city agencies and organizations working with youth, and knowledge of the criminal justice system are a plus; grounding in trauma-informed, positive youth development principles and practice. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills. Effective written, verbal, and computer skills. Passion for adolescents and families, and youth advocacy. Demonstrated ability in engagement, and advocacy and collaboration on behalf of youth participants (clients). Team player, ability to adapt to unexpected changes, and able to work with staff across the organization. Must be able to function effectively in a multi-task environment with an ability to work independently and be self-motivated. Spanish is a plus.
Benefits of Working for the Osborne Association: Career development through ongoing training's, individual development plans and goals.
The Osborne Association is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, unemployment status or any other protected category. The Osborne Association takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Thank you for your interest in the Osborne Association. Please be sure to include a cover letter with your application. We wish we could personally respond to each application but due to the volume of interest we receive, we are not able to. Please, no phone calls.