Available to work 30 hours per week for 9 weeks (6/19-8/11).
Provide mentorship and advocacy services to youth ages 16-24 in a 7-week summer employment program.
Provide employability skills training for youth, log all activities that lead to a Work Readiness Portfolio (interviews, resumes, job applications, etc.).
Assist with youth recruitment and outreach, as needed.
Collect and monitor all youth timesheets on a weekly basis; ensure timesheets and payroll is entered in on a timely basis (bi-weekly).
Communicate in professional manner with all employers that work with youth; assisting with all challenges that may arise.
Attend mandatory training implemented by SGA and Department of Family and Support Services.
Work to assist youth to determine what factors put them at risk of engaging in or becoming victims of aggressive behavior and other anxieties.
Work in collaboration within the targeted communities to cultivate relationships with local community resources.
Reach out and re-engage youth that have inconsistent attendance, work with families to bring resources to the home, and connect with programs.
Input attendance and hours on a weekly basis into Cityspan and other data systems, as required.
Implement weekly onsite worksite support and/or worksite site visits, and other supports to youth to ensure program success.
Some evening and weekend availability required.
Some home visiting required.
Transporting students in vehicle to and from program related activities may be required:
Infrastructure Mentors will be involved in an infrastructure program that will include picking up/dropping off supplies (paint gallons, equipment, lunch, water, and snacks) to program. Mileage will be reimbursed and must have access to car.
Mentors will work with a caseload of 1:30, will provide worksite visits, ongoing mentoring and check-ins.
Implement other services requested by SGA or the Department of Family and Support Services (DFSS).
Develop relationships in the community and Chicago for worksite placement for youth.
Conduct required reports and data material to SGA and DFSS such as the Employability and Life Skills Assessment, and attendance in Cityspan.
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE JOB
Bachelor’s Degree in social work, criminal justice or related field, preferred.
Experience working one on one with youth involved in the juvenile justice system.
Sensitivity to cultural diversity is required. Ability to communicate and cooperate with diverse families, various professionals and community groups.
Demonstrated safe driving record (DMV records will be obtained).
Valid Driver’s License and Automobile Insurance.
Experience working with teens and young adults, preferred.
Experience working in neighborhoods on Chicago’s south and west sides.
Experience working with individuals dealing with factors that put them at-risk of becoming victims of aggressive behavior.
Competent in Microsoft Office tools and inputting services in an online database.
Schedule may be flexible and may include some evening and weekends.
Must be able frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
Constantly positions oneself to assist during OSC activities.
At times may be required to lift up to 25 lbs. for various classrooms and events needs.